Call of Duty complaints department - November edition

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The month of November was an extremely busy time for Call of Duty fans. Whether you’re a fan of multiplayer or a battle royale connoisseur, November had a bit of everything for the community to enjoy.

Alongside the launch of Season One for Modern Warfare 2, most eyes were on the arrival of Warzone 2 and as expected, you had a lot to say on the latest battle royale offering from Infinity Ward. It wasn’t just Warzone 2 that caught your attention. One particular leak may have revealed Activision’s 2023 plans and it’s good news for fans of Task Force 141.

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With that said, here’s what’s got the community talking over the course of the month.

5. Shroud's DMZ opinions

Warzone 2 players near stronghold and Shroud with hand near mouth
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At number five is content creator Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek sharing his thoughts on DMZ, a brand new exfiltration mode available in Warzone 2. After dropping into the action, the streamer reveals he’s “a little disappointed” with the mode.

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When comparing the mode to Escape from Tarkov, Shroud goes as far as saying DMZ isn’t “Tarkov but casual.”

4. Useless armour rounds

Modern Warfare 2 player aiming down sights with bullets
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Up next is a very strange change from Infinity Ward. Within the November 22 patch notes, the Modern Warfare 2 developer announced a major change to armour-piercing rounds that means they no longer pierce armour.

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Instead of the ammunition dealing extra damage to armoured opponents, the multiplier is gone rendering the armour-piercing rounds useless.

3. Flying speedboats

Warzone 2 flying speedboat with Warzone Operator
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In third place is the unusual sight of flying speedboats patrolling the skies of Al Mazrah. Warzone 2 hackers are slipping through the net and rather than seeing players through walls, they’re taking a different approach to ruining your matches.

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Why use a helicopter to send you to the gulag when an air pirate can slice you down?

2. All about Ghost

Ghost wearing black and white mask and Ghost with green filter
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Missing out on the top spot is a hugely exciting leak surrounding future Modern Warfare releases. The launch of Modern Warfare 2 saw the return of the enigmatic Ghost character, leaving many curious to find out more about the man behind the mask.

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The leak claims Infinity Ward is already developing a campaign spin-off with a heavy emphasis on Ghost’s backstory which is an exciting prospect.

1. Unsatisfying gameplay

Warzone 2 unsatisfying gameplay
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At the top of the charts and the issue causing you the most problems in Call of Duty this month is… unsatisfying Warzone 2 gameplay! Despite the millions of players dropping into the action, several members of the community believe the current gameplay loop is missing the mark.

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Considering Infinity Ward and Raven Software are hard at work fixing any problems and improving the experience, there’s a high chance of gameplay improvements arriving in the not-too-distant future.

The Call of Duty complaints department is now closed! I’ll be back in December for another look at what’s frustrating players across Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2. Before you return to action, take a look at our guides showcasing the Warzone 2 meta and all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle.