Warzone’s Akimbo attachment nerfed following Double Barrel Shotgun complaints

Liam Mackay
Warzone Double Barrel Shotgun

Warzone’s Akimbo Double Barrel Shotguns have been tearing through Caldera and Rebirth Island, and it appears that Raven Software nerfed the dual-wield attachment in a secret update.

Call of Duty: Warzone has had its fair share of overpowered Shotguns in its time, with both the ‘doof doof’ R9-0 loadout and the Origin 12 dominating the game for weeks. Now, Vanguard’s weapons have arrived and the Akimbo Double Barrel Shotgun loadout is the worst yet.

These Shotguns are capable of obliterating enemies in milliseconds without the player even having to aim, so Warzone devs Raven Software promised a fix. However, it appears that a fix may have already arrived.

Akimbo attachment on Warzone double barrel shotgun

Warzone’s developers have now returned from their holiday break and are putting right the various issues that have been plaguing Warzone Pacific, such as the glitch where you can respawn with your loadout and the invisible skin.

But players have been begging for the Akimbo Double Barrel Shotgun to finally be nerfed, and a small update on January 6 appears to have included a small change.

Although there has been no announcement from Raven Software, Warzone players began to notice that the Akimbo attachment now decreases the weapon’s damage.

Warzone streamer IceManIsaac showed off the build on December 28, and you can see that the Akimbo attachment never used to decrease damage.

IceManIsaac shows Warzone Akimbo attachment

This change appears to have only been applied to the Double Barrel, as the Top Break and Machine Pistol’s Akimbo attachments don’t have this damage debuff.

Warzone content creator Mavriq said that the “Double Barrel *seems* more inconsistent,” but how much of an effect this makes remains to be seen.

Raven Software have already acknowledged the Akimbo Double Barrel Shotgun is a problem and will be nerfed in a future update. It’s possible that this small change is just the developers testing the waters, but we’ll need to wait and see how the meta changes.

Warzone Season 1 Reloaded is expected to follow Vanguard’s midseason update next week, so we may see even more game-changing buffs and nerfs then.

Image Credit: Activision / IceManIsaac

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