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Overpowered Akimbo Double Barrel meta is over in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and Vanguard players are rejoicing the death of the "broken" Akimbo Double Barrel shotgun meta!
Overpowered Akimbo Double Barrel meta is over in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

Earlier this year, Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and Vanguard players found themselves in lobbies dominated by Akimbo Double Barrel shotguns and begged developers Raven Software to release a balance update.

Following the tremendous outcry from players, the developers finally caved on 20th January. They released a significant nerf to the Akimbo Double Barrel shotgun damage, ultimately killing the dreaded 'Double Barrel' meta.

While many players celebrated the weapon balance change, others who relied heavily on the build to boost their K/D scores are bellowing in agony. So, naturally, players have taken to Reddit to express their joy to "see such bad and toxic players finally get shut down."

Double Barrel shotgun meta is dead in COD Vanguard

Akimbo Double Barrel Shotgun meta in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific is over
The Akimbo Double Barrel Shotgun meta in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific is no more. (Picture: Activision)

One Reddit user, Kalashcocknov, posted on the COD Vanguard subreddit, revealing how "hilarious" it is for them to see "all the bad players" that relied on the broken combat shotguns and double barrels meta cry in their matches.

"They're crying on Twitter, they're crying on Reddit, and they're especially crying in-game [...] It brings me great joy," the user wrote.

Another user reciprocated Kalashcocknov's sentiment. "I'll confess that I had fun with how easy it was to just run around and get kills. But I won't miss it if it improves the overall game," they said. A third said that the "shotty spam" needed to end but admitted that it "was fun for a bit."

Interestingly, "trash" players who relied on the Double Barrel meta are seemingly gone without a trace or dead silent. This is presumably because they've buried their faces amid their beloved meta's crackdown.

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Players who relied on the Double Barrel meta are nowhere to be found. (Picture: Activision)

"I think most of them uninstalled. But I see level 300s that don't know how to aim," said a different Reddit user. Another user recounted running into a player who used to run them down with the shotguns.

"I kept running into the dudes that used the shotguns and mannnnnnnn (sic) did I have a field day with them," the user said. "[I] kept telling them 'I remmber you you used to sh*t on me with the shotgun all last week,' [but] not a word came out there (sic) mouth," they added.

With the Double Barrel shotgun meta finally dead, we can only hope that the developers will appropriate their resources in tackling the boat-load of other problems wrong with the game.


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