Call of Duty

Warzone Removes Pre-Match Lobby Loadout Selection

Raven Software had to remove one of the latest update's best quality of life improvements.
Raven Software had to remove one of the latest update's best quality of life improvements. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Call of Duty: Warzone developer Raven Software was forced to remove its newly added pre-match loadout selection feature the same day it arrived in the game because it caused several bugs.

The new feature was one of the most useful qualities of life improvements in the latest round of Warzone changes. It allowed players to edit and select their custom loadouts in pre-game lobbies rather than only through the main menu, cutting down on downtime and annoying menu navigation that could even be dangerous once you're in a match trying to grab a loadout drop.

Despite its utility, Raven removed it from the game for causing a variety of bugs. One allowed players to use it to spawn into a Warzone match with their chosen loadout already equipped, giving them a massive advantage in the early game. They could even return from the gulag with the loadout equipped.

It also rather inexplicably gave some players a permanent Dead Silence perk. Although Raven will finally be adding some counter play to that much-maligned perk, it remains one of the most powerful in the game.

Raven hopes to re-enable the feature, bug-free, at some point in the future, but did not provide a timeline.