‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ creators Infinity Ward have removed most wanted contracts from the game after receiving player backlash.
Most wanted contracts were introduced in a 15GB update earlier this week. The contracts allowed players to reveal their location to every other team in the match, and if they managed to survive for five minutes, they would receive rewards.
Rewards included in-game cash and the redeployment of teammates.
However, this addition was swiftly removed following backlash from Warzone players, who voiced their discontent at the contracts replacing bounties.
Bounties were a popular part of the game as they encouraged opponents to play more aggressively to earn rewards. Meanwhile, most wanted contracts encouraged opponents to simply hide and avoid detection to receive rewards.
The dissatisfaction with the update reached influential players such as Tyler Polchow, who tweeted: “Removing bounties from Warzone is a very, very bad decision and I’m not happy at all about it.”
Fellow streamer Ninja responded to Polchow’s tweet and voiced his support for the bounties system which had been replaced.
He said: “They completely removed bounties? I thought they were super well balanced. The team being hunted has ample time to post up in a building or roof and defend themselves until time runs out, also knowing how close the threat is. High risk high reward for players hunting.”
Infinity Ward clearly listens to its gaming community, as it soon released a Warzone update to reverse the changes that had been made. Most wanted contracts have been universally removed from the game in favour of bounties.
The game’s creators have subsequently been praised for listening to the opinions of their players around the world.
Since its release back in March, Warzone has become a hugely popular Battle Royale game, rivalling the likes of Fortnite and Apex Legends with tens of millions of players globally.
It reached six million downloads within the first 24 hours of its release and 15 million downloads after just four days. With the game’s creators listening to their community so intently, Warzone’s popularity is only likely to increase.
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