Warzone pros are not happy with teased CR-56 AMAX nerf

Nicholas Barth
cr-56 amax warzone nerf

The most recent Warzone patch notes from Raven Software teased an upcoming nerf to the CR-56 AMAX Assault rifle, and top-tier players in the community were not happy to hear that the powerful weapon could soon be less effective.

Weapon balance has always been a major discussion point in the Warzone community, as there have been multiple weapons that have been much better than their counterparts and were the staple in loadouts such as the AUG, FFAR, Grau, Bruen, and more.

Article continues after ad

The CR-56 AMAX has always been an effective Assault Rifle no matter the meta in Warzone and has not seen any significant changes to its performance since it was added to the Call of Duty battle royale. However, a recent update from developer Raven Software has teased upcoming changes to the CR-56 AMAX, which has not sit well with some players.

CR-56 AMAX Warzone Nerf

Warzone CR-56 AMAX Nerf

In the patch notes for the April 28, 2021 update for Warzone, Raven Software gave the community a sneak peek that there will be upcoming balance changes to the CR-56 AMAX, Fara 83, and Bullfrog.

Article continues after ad

The reveal that upcoming changes would be coming to these weapons, especially the CR-56 AMAX, shocked plenty of players, as the high recoil of the CR-56 AMAX made it a higher-skilled weapon in most players’ eyes and not worthy of a nerf in any regard.

NRG JoeWo is known for his prowess with this Modern Warfare Assault Rifle, as he has gathered plenty of highlight clips of it over the game’s life, and he had a simple message for Raven Software regarding the teased nerf.

Article continues after ad

Jukeyz of the London Royal Ravens stated that he doesn’t understand how they can nerf the Assault Rifle when some players can not even control its recoil.

Considering most nerfs are applied to weapons that are overpowered and give lower-skilled players a greater boost than every other weapon in the game, it does seem fairly unusual that Raven would want to nerf the AMAX.

Jukeyz states that he believes the CR-56 AMAX is the most balanced weapon Warzone has ever had.

Article continues after ad

It remains to be seen what exactly this teased nerf from Raven Software will be for the popular Modern Warfare Assault Rifle, but there is no doubt that the community will have strong opinions regarding what the changes turn out to be.

For more updates on Warzone and weapon balancing, check out our article on the 10 best guns in the battle royale right now and stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Activision

Related Topics

About The Author

Nicholas is a Senior Writer at Charlie INTEL who has spent the past few years writing news and guides about Call of Duty and a whole host of other video games. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Mass Communications and loves helping readers find answers to their video game questions. You can contact Nicholas at [email protected].