Call of Duty

Raven Software to 'Adjust' Akimbo Double Barrel Shotguns

Raven Software has officially acknowledged the over-powered nature of the latest popular weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Raven Software has officially acknowledged the over-powered nature of the latest popular weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone. / Activision, Raven Software

Raven Software has officially acknowledged the over-powered nature of the latest popular weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone.

In a tweet published to its verified Twitter account late on Wednesday, Jan. 5, Raven Software acknowledged player concerns over the Vanguard version of the Double Barrel Shotgun. This weapon has been terrorizing lobbies for almost a week as players have been able to build a class capable of blowing opponents away before they have a chance to react. Using the Akimbo perk to dual wield them has only made the situation worse and turned most fights into a quick-draw competition.

"We're aware of the concerns regarding the Akimbo Double Barrel Shotgun," Raven wrote, "An adjustment is coming in the near future. Stay tuned."

Raven Confirms Warzone's Akimbo Double Barrel Shotguns Incoming 'Adjustment'

Several popular Warzone content creators were quick to reply to the tweet. JGOD responded with a line of laughing-crying emojis while TimTheTatman wrote that he would "PR with them tomorrow quick tho." Even ModernWarzone got involved, suggesting Raven also take a look at the Einhorn Revolving Shotgun—a similarly broken weapon in the same class.

This announcement comes barely 24 hours after Raven published a hotfix for their notorious invisibility skin glitch. The developer's Trello board has also been updated to reflect the new issues on their radar, including debug text appearing inappropriately, an inability to invert mouse controls, problems with weapon model visuals, and more. All aforementioned issues are currently under investigation.

DBLTAP cannot confirm the date of the incoming adjustment nor can we speak on exactly how the weapon will be adjusted. We expect, however, that developers will prioritize breaking its hold on Warzone through a damage decrease or similar nerf.