Vanguard dev explains how WWII weapons will be balanced in Warzone Pacific Caldera
With Warzone Pacific Caldera dropping later this year, Vanguard devs had to think about the battle royale when designing the new WWII weapons. Here’s how they will be balanced when they come to Warzone in December.
Sledgehammer has introduced a whopping 38 new weapons to the series with Vanguard, and Lead Designer Zach Hodson told Dexerto how they took Warzone into account.
He said that every gun was “purpose-built” for Vanguard, but the team has been keeping a “separate balance sheet to track how things might work in Warzone.”
The dev explained that the WWII setting means that the weapons have to function in a certain way to fit the theme, but this may not translate well to Warzone when you consider the number of modern weapons that are already in the game.
“One bit of insight is that [Vanguard] guns have more recoil than you’ll have seen in previous CoD games,” he continued.
“So there’s a bit of adaptation that needs to go in on the Warzone side to bring the guns over in a similar way to what’s been done before with Cold War and Modern Warfare.”
Warzone already has over 100 weapons to choose from taken from the last three entries in the CoD series, and Vanguard will only expand the roster.
We’ll have to wait until after Warzone Pacific’s launch how to see how else the team has made the old-fashioned guns competitive against modern equipment.
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