Warzone and Vanguard Season 2 Delayed to February 14

Announced yesterday via a tweet from the official Call of Duty account: Call of Duty: pioneer and war zone have their Season 2 update delayed until February 14. The reason given is that the current state of the game takes priority and takes more time to process, especially in terms of polishing, game stability, bugs, and game optimization.

The news comes at a time when players are a little nervous about the state of the game.A quick trip to the Warzone subreddit will reveal A lot of post complain About some aspect of the game, usually a cheater or a feature on a specific platform.On the Vanguard subreddit, this is a similar scene. There seem to be shared concerns about some parts of these games, and the developers seem to want to address some of them before moving on.

It’s worth noting some background on Raven Software’s QA department, which has been on strike since a series of layoffs in January. As reported by Launcher, the player base (including some of the biggest game content creators) is starting to get fed up with these issues. With about 60 QA contractors away from the game, you can start to understand why the game takes longer to meet quality expectations.

The game has recently undergone some tweaks to make the overall experience better. The mid-season update addresses certain balance issues, including the buggy Bren and Akimbo Combat Shotguns, which wreaked havoc on the game for a while.

The developers also recently made some stealth updates to Ricochet Anti-Cheat, preventing cheaters from using targeting bots to melt players through massively crippling damage. In response, more and more cheaters are flying around in cars, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.

One thing is for sure, the game really needs to address these issues soon. Hope the QA contractor gets a fair deal. For more coverage on this topic, check out our coverage of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. If you’re wondering which guns are the best after the aforementioned mid-season update, we’ve got a guide to the best meta guns here!