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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.