Why Were Bounties Removed in Warzone?

Call of Duty: Warzone players were unhappy to find out that Bounties have been removed from the game Wednesday.
Call of Duty: Warzone players were unhappy to find out that Bounties have been removed from the game Wednesday. / Photo by Activision/Infinity Ward

Why were Bounties removed in Warzone is a question many players are asking online after Modern Warfare Patch 1.20 went live Wednesday.

One unique feature in Warzone that sets itself apart from competitors is the Contract system. Players pick up these items up during a game and are tasked with completing a challenge before time expires.

The most popular Contract was the Bounty. Players were tasked with eliminating a specified enemy for a cash bonus. It emphasized fast-paced play and high kill games. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Patch 1.20 has removed Bounties from the game for the time being.

Why Were Bounties Removed in Warzone?

Bounties were replaced with the Most Wanted contract. "Instead of a random Operator being marked on your Tac Map, you are voluntarily putting a Bounty on yourself for any squad to see in Verdansk. Of course, this great risk does have some great rewards," Infinity Ward said in the patch notes.

The Most Wanted contract upon completion grants redeployment to players. Players questioned why Bounties had to be removed for Most Wanted to be added. Why couldn't the new Contract be added alongside the others in the game?

It seems Infinity Ward wasn't too keen on how prioritized Bounties became in the game and how it affected the power curve throughout a game. Regardless, players are unhappy about it with many chiming in with their thoughts on social media.

It's unknown if this change is permanent or temporary, but fans hope it's the latter.