It is relatively rare for developers of Call of Duty: Warzone to keep the community informed of upcoming changes. This is probably in part due to the Call of Duty: Warzone community with a significant amount of feedback – it can’t all be addressed. Or it could simply be that the developers don’t want it Call of Duty: Warzone players to get the wrong idea when it comes to future plans. As for Radar Jammers and Rebirth Island, however, Call of Duty: Warzone players need to know that changes are coming.
A Call of Duty: Warzone player named TheGhostOfHope posted to Twitter asking both Raven Software and Beenox to “tone down” Radar Jammers on Rebirth Island. To their surprise, the Beenox team decided to respond. Beenox has confirmed that it is aware of players’ frustrations with the Radar Jammer on Rebirth Island. Furthermore, it says that it has a “solution to improve the player experience” that is currently in development and that further details will be shared shortly.
For those unfamiliar with the Radar Jammer problem, it’s a relatively straightforward critique. Using the Radar Jammer item will scramble the mini-map of nearby players and cover a large area. The problem is that the Radar Jammer seems to be balanced for Caldera, or at least a big map. When used on Rebirth Island, the Radar Jammer can be frustrating for players to deal with, as they cover enough of the map to provide difficulty.
Call of Duty: Warzone players have asked the developers to completely remove the Radar Jammer from Rebirth Island or rebalance it to work for a smaller location. When Beenox says a “solution” is being worked on, equilibrium changes seem to be the chosen way forward. While the changes made aren’t obvious, it’s safe to assume that players’ frustrations will be addressed, at least to some degree.
Of course, the solution to Radar Jammers can also go beyond Rebirth Island. Call of Duty: Warzone players targeting Caldera have also criticized Radar Jammers. It forces players to change the way they approach the game, which is not something war zone players want to see. Maybe Radar Jammers are being grained across the board.
It’s always good to see game developers for live service games like Call of Duty: Warzone interact with fans and respond quickly to feedback. Radar Jammers are a relatively new feature, so it’s no surprise they were given time to see how they affected gameplay. Now that data has been collected on their use and feedback has also been gathered, changes need to be made that will improve the quality of Call of Duty: Warzone moving forward.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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