Name of Responsibility: Warzone’s overpowered Sykov pistols simply obtained nerfed into the bottom
Raven Software program is losing no time reacting to Name of Responsibility: Warzone’s overpowered new pistol, the Sykov. Just some days after its shock launch, a new patch has gone reside that nerfs the pistol’s accuracy, motion pace, and harm below sure circumstances.
With none fancy attachments, the Sykov is kind of an ordinary Warzone pistol with a neat design primarily based on the real-life Russian Makarov. The issue is that the greatest Sykov loadouts had been going overboard, permitting gamers to remodel the single-fire pistol right into a dominant micro-SMG.
The 140mm Auto barrel attachment mixed with 80-round drum mags, for example, makes the Sykov so lethal that it may well kill round as quick as Warzone’s present greatest assault rifle, the FFAR (although at a shorter distance). Slap Akimbo (dual-wielding) into the combo and the tiny pistols are instantly shelling out 160 bullets inside seconds. They’re mainly all you can ask for within the excellent secondary: quick, lethal, and correct at close-range.
Most of that’s nonetheless true after immediately’s patch, however Raven is nerfing the pistol in a couple of key ways in which could change your thoughts about that Akimbo loadout:
- Sorokin 140mm Auto (Sykov): Hip unfold elevated
- Akimbo (Sykov): Motion pace lowered by 5%
- 80 Spherical Drums (Sykov): Motion pace lowered by 5%, ADS motion pace lowered by 7%
- When equipping the Sykov with the Sorokin 140mm Auto and the Akimbo attachment, harm is lowered by 25% and capped at a minimal of 19.
That is a fairly irregular set of nerfs for a Warzone gun, notably the statistical modifications depending on a sure attachment combo. It is clear that Raven is focusing on a selected playstyle right here: dual-wielding full-auto Sykovs now makes you slower, much less correct, and offers so much much less harm than earlier than.
These hyper-specific stat modifications seem rigorously thought-about in comparison with how Raven dealt with its final pair of overpowered pistols, the Diamattis. Again then the pistols noticed elevated hip fireplace unfold and decreased harm vary. At this time’s patch has additionally arrived a lot sooner than gamers are used to in terms of overpowered weapons. For a lot of December and January, a single DMR took over Warzone as Raven scrambled to concern an efficient nerf.
The Sykov nerf appears extra drastic for Akimbo customers, although as CoD analyst TheXclusiveAce factors out in his newest video, a single Sykov geared up with the drum magazine and full-auto continues to be a robust alternative that largely bypasses immediately’s patch.
Pistol stat modifications could appear quaint by this time Friday as Activision retains teasing a Warzone nuke occasion for later this week that may doubtless transition the sport to a brand new model of Verdansk.