The latest update to Call of Duty: Warzone combined fan-favorite modes by bringing Iron Trials to Rebirth Island. It also introduced a bug that turned marksman rifles into the overpowered meta, so the devs are investigating.
To kick off March, Raven Software introduced a new playlist: Rebirth Island Iron Trials. The beloved high TTK Iron Trials mode has been converted for the game’s smallest map while keeping similar mechanics.
Unfortunately, some wires seem to have crossed in the process. Within hours, players discovered that all sniper rifles seemed to have the same one-shot-kill potential as snipers – paving the way for a nightmarish meta.
When Vanguard SVT and G-43 loadouts began to run wild, developers responded quickly on March 4th. In a new tweet, they explained that the problem is being worked on.
Warzone developers address Iron Trials’ one-shot shooter bug
❗️ We are aware of an issue resulting in Marksman Rifles (VG) dealing unintended headshot damage in Rebirth Iron Trials.
– Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) March 4, 2022
With a higher base health, Iron Trials is said to have a higher TTK than all other modes. The exception is sniper rifles, which have a shorter range but can still knock down enemies with a headshot within 30 yards.
As Raven notes in her tweet, that wasn’t the case with the new playlist. A bug causes marksman rifles to have the same one-shot potential as snipers, despite their increased mobility. As such, “a solution is being worked on.”
Meanwhile, players are already dropping ridiculous highlight games with broken shooter loadouts.
Rebirth Island Iron Trials Meta dominated by Marksman Loadout Bug
Iron trials meta lol pic.twitter.com/PDprdyVJXH
— mexGORB🇲🇽 (@gorboob) March 4, 2022
You can see the prowess of these buggy sniper rifles in a series of clips from Gorboob. Like a sniper on steroids, Gorb is able to move quickly, aim for his sights, and lop heads off with surprising rates of fire.
After testing, they helped put together the best G-43 one-shot glitch loadout for Iron Trials:
🚨 Broken Disorder🚨
It seems that in Rebirth Island Iron Trial all Vanguard Marksman rifles have the same behavior as snipers. That means they’re ONE SHOT headshots, even with auto barrels. This is more broken than the DMR.
— Warzone Loadout (@Warzone_Loadout) March 4, 2022
If you want to take advantage of the bugged sniper rifles while Raven works on a fix, the G-43 seems like the way to go. With a one-shot headshot potential within 30 yards, the weapon is a threat on Rebirth Island.
Of course, there are a number of other playlists for those wanting to avoid a shooter meta that’s “broker than the DMR”.
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