Call of Duty

Warzone Roze Skin Finally Nerfed

Players should be able to spot Roze much more easily now.
Players should be able to spot Roze much more easily now. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Call of Duty: Warzone's "Rook" skin for the operator Roze has been nerfed in the game's latest update, brightening the infamously dark skin.

Players complained about the Roze skin for months, criticizing it as a pay-to-win option. The Rook skin was sold for the first time as part of the Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 premium battle pass in 2020 and unlocked at tier 100. It featured Roze in an all-black suit, black mask, and black face paint around her eyes. It had essentially no light-reflecting surfaces.

Warzone Roze Skin Finally Nerfed

Players claimed the skin was so darkly colored that it acted as camouflage, and video evidence mounted showing just how difficult the skin could be to spot in some of Warzone's many dark environments.

Developer Raven Software previously tried to fix the Roze skin in Season 3, but the change failed to make much of a difference. This newer attempt is much more successful, making Roze much easier to see in dark environments, especially when viewed from a distance. The closer the viewer gets to Roze, the less light she seems to reflect.

Testing performed by Call of Duty YouTuber TheXclusiveAce confirms the nerf has significantly improved players' chances of seeing Roze before she guns them down from the shadows.