The upcoming Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 update makes changes to the Precision Airstrike killstreak item that may impact how it’s used.
- Precision Airstrikes in Call of Duty: Warzone will show their trajectory on the mini-map in Season 2, making it easier for players to know where the attack will drop.
- This quality-of-life change may help players narrowly escape death from Precision Airstrikes by allowing them to see the path of the attack and take evasive action.
- The addition of mini-map indicators for Precision Airstrikes could pave the way for similar changes to other killstreaks in the future.
Precision Airstrikes will show their trajectory on the mini-map with the Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 update. Infinity Ward and Raven Software continue to update Call of Duty: Warzone, and Season 2 includes a handful of quality-of-life changes like the Airstrike adjustments.
Call of Duty: Warzone has evolved many times since it was initially released in 2020. Unlike the preset loadouts of Multiplayer mode, players start Warzone matches by acquiring most of their arsenal by looting points of interest in the massive map. Among the loot that players may come across are killstreak rewards from the Multiplayer, like UAV, Cluster Strikes, and Shield Turrets. These can help players defeat enemies from a distance or funnel them into firing range. Warzone Season 2 is set to make a major change to Precision Airstrikes to make it easier for players to know where the airborne attack will drop.
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Call of Duty outlet Charlie Intel recently revealed that Precision Airstrikes will show their attack path in Warzone Season 2. The account confirmed the news with a video shared by Raven Software showing a player that’s in the path of a Precision Airstrike. The path is highlighted by an elongated red bubble on the mini-map which has arrows in it that specify the killstreak item’s trajectory. As the two enemy planes fly across the map, their onslaught is emphasized by the player’s screen shaking and filling with damage effects familiar to other Call of Duty games. Although there isn’t much time to avoid the attack, the mini-map adjustment may help Season 2 players narrowly escape death.
While Raven Software confirmed the Precision Airstrike change as a quality-of-life feature, some players suggest that it nerfs the Call of Duty: Warzone killstreak item. Currently, the only way for players to know if an airstrike is coming their way is with a call-out from their soldier and the noise of the planes approaching. Ducking for cover in an Urzikstan building may still be the best way of avoiding an airstrike, but players out in the open may also be able to run to either side of the trajectory to dodge them as well. As it’s being introduced in Warzone Season 2, the quality-of-life feature may still be altered in the future based on feedback.
Because Raven Software and Infinity Ward are making the Precision Airstrikes more visible, other killstreaks may have similar mini-map indicators in the future. As these airstrikes can cause instant kills, the UI adjustment may make these encounters easier to deal with. Given that the quality-of-life change is coming after Call of Duty: Warzone Season 1 concludes, players will be waiting a few weeks before experiencing it for themselves.
Call of Duty: Warzone
Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale game in the long-running Call of Duty series. The game has seen over 100 million active players and features several different gameplay modes.
- March 10, 2020