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Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 dominated by controversial 'one-shot' weapon

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 dominated by controversial 'one-shot' weapon

One of Warzone's newly buffed weapons now has the ability to one-shot opponents from any range.

There’s a lot of things for Call of Duty fans to be excited for on the horizon. As well as Modern Warfare II, which will be upon us in just over a couple of weeks’ time (on 28 October), Warzone 2.0 will also be available to play from 16 November. 

The highly-anticipated sequel to Warzone will, according to the devs, “extend the Modern Warfare II universe” and “deliver an all-new and seamless Battle Royale experience before, during, and after a match”. Players can look forward to a huge new map called Al Mazrah, numerous new vehicles, as well as a bunch of aquatic locations to adapt to. In the meantime though, everyone’s still vibing in Warzone Season Five, and as reported by Dexerto, the mid-season update which dropped at the end of last month has seen one particular weapon get a pretty significant buff.

Before we get into it, check out some of our favourite wins and fails from Warzone below.

The weapon in question is the Rytec AMR, a sniper which first featured in Modern Warfare. Call of Duty content creator Metaphor posted a video to YouTube highlighting the weapon’s upgrades, noting that it now one-shots enemies at all ranges. Despite this, the creator doesn’t consider the Rytec to be top-tier meta, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. 

“If you’re catching people who are lacking, it’s not a bad gun at all,” Metaphor said. “This gun definitely does one-shot now at all ranges, you just cannot put thermite rounds or explosive rounds because it'll lower your damage too much.”

According to WZ Ranked, the weapon only has a 0.14 pick rate, so it’s safe to say that it’s not the most popular of the bunch. That said, it sounds like it could provide a fun (if not chaotic) end to Warzone before the sequel comes out - be sure to give it a whirl.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Call Of Duty, Call Of Duty Warzone, Activision