Warzone 2.0 Launch Issues Lead to “Mostly Negative” Steam Reviews
This week saw the introduction of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, but Steam users have already given the free battle royale a rating that can be described as “mainly unfavourable.”
There have already been more than 5,500 players who have provided feedback on Warzone 2.0 on Steam, and only 37% of those reviews are positive.
Problems with the alias system, “continuous” latency, and “an infinite sequence of menus that are both worthless and unintuitive” are cited in another 3,500 unfavourable reviews.
Players have also reported that in order to gain access to the features of Warzone 2.0, they have been encouraged to purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. According to a piece of writing penned by one of the players, “They played one DMZ match with a friend, and then they requested us to get COD:MW2 so that after the match we could play in a group again.”
“While I’m trying to play Warzone, it offers to sell me Modern Warfare 2, even though I’m just interested in that game. I was only allowed to compete in a single match prior to it taking place,” another person said.
Players have reported flaws such as instant death and a “social link” button that directs back to the home screen following the release of Warzone 2.0 earlier this week (November 16). Players reported the bugs shortly after the game’s launch.
Players who discover problems in Warzone 2 can visit the Trello page maintained by Raven Software to determine whether or not the issues have been reported and whether or not a remedy is currently being developed.
After the initial release of Warzone 2.0, the servers for the original Warzone were taken offline and will remain so until the original Warzone servers are turned back on at 18:00 GMT on November 28.
Activision Blizzard developer explained that during the downtime, “the resources of the studio developers (led by Raven Software) will be focused on ensuring the efficient operation of the new free Warzone 2.0 ecosystem.” This was disclosed in a statement made public last week.
“After the Warzone 2.0 ecosystem becomes fully stable, and after a short break in development on Thanksgiving for developers who celebrate this holiday in the United States, it is planned that Warzone will be relaunched as Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera as a separate experience,” the blog continued. “This will take place after a short break in development on Thanksgiving for developers who celebrate this holiday in Canada.”
It has come to our attention from other sources that the DMZ mode in Warzone 2 proved to be an efficient method for unlocking weapons in Modern Warfare 2, particularly the pistol, which could be unlocked in any style of play by extracting with it.