Call of Duty (CoD): Warzone players have expressed frustration regarding the monotonous “sniper meta” within the game.
It’s not uncommon to have a rotating meta in live service competitive games. Titles such as Apex Legends, Overwatch, and more have undergone this phenomenon, including Call of Duty: Warzone — though, according to social media, some might disagree. It appears a popular pair of sniper rifles has caused controversy and has players demanding change.
The primary complaint among the player base is that the prevalence of the two guns makes innovation essentially impossible and unforgiving. Players are forced to run one of the two to keep themselves in competitive standing or, potentially, win the match. Some have noted that this meta has been around for much longer than others may have noticed.
The playstyle itself has been called “repetitive” and “boring.” Players allege that it’s simplified and almost “too easy” to get kills from an outrageous distance. It also provides an unfair advantage as some may not notice a sniper targeting them, at all, before being downed.
Others, however, disagreed, stating that it’s still difficult to get kills with a sniper, in general. Assault rifles have a higher K/D than snipers, on average. According to them, only above-average players can perform these maneuvers which has parts of the community up in arms. In fact, perhaps those complaining have simply been “caught standing still.”
Regardless, it appears a nerf may be coming to snipers, soon, marking a potential end to the sniper meta. Time will tell what the next cluster of powerful weapons will be.