CoD: Warzone – Brand new weapon
After Activision accidentally released this ancient but deadly weapon too early and then removed it from the game, you can now officially take off with the crossbow in Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War.
Although every Call of Duty takes place in a scenario that includes firearms, the crossbow is always looking for a way into the game. This also applies to Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. The R1 Shadowhunter is now available in both games, but the developers had a little trouble with the players beforehand.
An early start for the crossbow
At Activision, someone couldn’t wait to release the crossbow. For a short time, the R1 Shadowhunter was already available in the shop in the Archaic Range Bundle and the activation of the basic version could already be obtained. The weapon was then removed from the game. Buyers of the bundle were given a refund, but the progress players had made in unlocking it should be reset. To unlock the R1 Shadowhunter, you need three “One shot, one hit” medals in 15 matches. Even the activation requires a certain accuracy.
The players didn’t like that at all, because they had already invested several hours to unlock the crossbow and in some cases they had already made it. Activision then gave in and players got their progress back. Those who could already call the weapon their own were reset to 14 of 15 necessary matches. There are technical reasons for this, as items cannot simply be placed in players’ inventories.
As a recent EA scandal showed, that’s a reasonable limitation. An employee is said to have secretly sold rare FIFA 21 items to players for thousands of euros, for which it had to be technically possible to place items in the player’s inventory.
Deadly but slowly
With the crossbow, every shot should be right, because the reloading speed is rather leisurely and you only have seven bolts with you. But every hit is always a kill, even in multiplayer. The slow rate of fire is a huge disadvantage if you have more than one opponent. This type of ranged weapon has had the problem for a good 2500 years.