Taking cover inside the abandoned buildings of Ashika Island isn’t enough to ward off this feared Warzone 2 killstreak. We’re approaching the Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded release date, which means developer Raven Software is introducing an array of changes to the popular COD battle royale game. Now, players can expect to see the removal of an explosive killstreak that has been sending players back to the lobby far too early.
It doesn’t matter if you’re plated up and wielding a Warzone 2 meta weapon, you’ll eventually meet a grizzly demise at the hands of the bomb drone killstreak. The hard-to-evade killstreak has been demolishing squads left, right and centre, but it won’t be for much longer.
Developer Raven Software clarifies on its official Twitter account that “with the [Warzone 2] Season 2 Reloaded update, the bomb drone will be disabled in Warzone 2 battle royale while we explore additional balance options for this killstreak.” It is unknown when the killstreak will return after its removal, but players should expect potentially significant nerfs to the bomb drone’s damage, area of effect, and movement speed.
The bomb drone has received a barrage of flack from the Call of Duty community, mostly in part to its astonishingly powerful damage inside close-quarters areas. Persisting as a thorn in the side of COD players since Warzone 2’s arrival, Redditor ‘Knight-112’ is one of many players to showcase just how bombastic the divisive killstreak can be.
While the bomb drone is a useful recon tool to deploy in tight situations, its unrelenting power does pose a serious issue when navigating Al Mazrah or Ashika Island. The removal of the killstreak comes alongside a suite of other changes to Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 respectively, as players can expect to see new weapons, an unlikely TMNT crossover bundle, and more arrive with Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded.