Warzone 2 minimap grants “huge advantage” for unsuppressed weapons

Nathan Warby
Warzone 2 Operator using unsuppressed weapon

Warzone 2 players have discovered that the minimap is giving a “huge advantage” to unsuppressed guns when a UAV is active, leading many to believe it could be broken.

Warzone 2 players spend plenty of time building the best loadout to give them the biggest possible advantage. Whether it’s picking the right combination of weapons to cover all ranges or the individual attachments, any small gain could be the difference between victory and defeat.

Staying hidden until the right moment is essential in Warzone 2 matches, so many players equip suppressors to their weapons to prevent enemy teams from hearing them.

However, the Warzone 2 minimap is punishing players for running silencers, putting them at a disadvantage while UAVs are active. KRNG clan member XVItheGreat shared a clip on Twitter revealing that firing an unsuppressed weapon actually helps keep you hidden while a UAV is up.

The video showed that shooting an unsuppressed weapon causes your marker on the minimap to disappear briefly, before returning with each sweep of the UAV. Meanwhile, the player using a gun with a silencer was present on the map the entire time.

They tested with both Advanced and regular UAVs, and found that the player without a silencer faded from the map in both cases.

Although players only vanish from the minimap for a split second, CoD expert WhosImmortal explained in a follow-up video that the “backwards” mechanic could have major implications during fights, especially when you’re unsure exactly where the enemy is.

“If [the enemy is] trying to rely on the UAV to know if you’re on the second story or bottom story, and you’re continuously shooting and firing that unsuppressed weapon, that could give you a huge, huge advantage,” he explained.

On the other hand, he claimed that players using a silencer will be a “dead target” while UAVs are in play, as they will be constantly marked on the map.

At the time of writing, the devs are yet to address the issue, so it’s unclear if this is a bug with the minimap that will be fixed in a future update or a deliberate design choice. With Warzone 2 Season 4 on the horizon, we’ll have to wait and see if the change is reverted.

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