Hitting an amazing sniper shot in Warzone 2 is the stuff of Call of Duty gold, but with changes ongoing within the Warzone 2 meta, plenty of weapons suffered some brutal nerfs. Even if you’re a skilled user of this Warzone 2 Victus XMR loadout, you may have noticed that the days of one-shot snipers are behind us. Well, you’re not alone, as other COD players across PS5 and Xbox bring attention to a peculiar issue.
Whether you’re adapting the best Warzone 2 guns for Al Mazrah or Ashika Island, COD players like ‘JustLawly’ highlight a sniper bug that is preventing hits from registering correctly. Using Natus Vincere content creator Dmitry ‘Recrent’ Osintsev as an example, the Redditor showcases footage in which the COD pro fails to bag an easy elimination, despite aiming accurately at the head. Recrent is also using explosive rounds on their Warzone 2 MCPR-300 loadout, which should give Recrent an extra kick to their firepower.
The problem with “hit-reg” is infiltrating the games of other players, with Redditor ‘ClapBackRat‘ claiming that “even on the dummies in firing range I find you get a lot of ghost bullets with explosive rounds.” Furthermore, WZ2 player ‘asmitchandola’ expresses that “explosive rounds are pathetic. The bullet drop is awful and to top it off, the hits don’t register quite often and it’s a one-shot kill only for headshots.”
It isn’t just pros like Recrent who are failing to see the benefits of explosive ammunition either. Forgoing the MCPR-300 for a Warzone 2 FJX Imperium loadout, Redditor ‘NotMyFuneral_’ faces the same obstacles when it comes to claiming their kill. With accompanying “proof that hit detection is total dogsh** in this game”, the COD player can’t emerge victorious with explosive rounds in their arsenal.
Disgruntled Warzone 2 players like ‘DoubleFlip’ affirm that this issue is a continuous problem: “I have a clip where I shot a guy standing still in the face probably -30m away […] Later looked at the footage and slowed it down and when I shot him, blood splattered out of his head. No hit marker.”
With each set of Warzone 2 patch notes there are bound to be unpopular changes, but it seems this bug is far more detrimental than recent nerfs. One-shot sniping is a staple of both Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, so it is possible that the Warzone 2 Season 4 release date could rectify the problem.