Call of Duty: Warzone Patch Nerfs the Most Popular Item

Call of Duty: Warzone players almost always end up buying a Loadout Drop throughout a match assuming they live long enough and earn enough money to do so, but those Loadout Drops just became a bit harder to get now that the latest Warzone patch increased the cost of the valuable item. Infinity Ward’s Warzone patch raised the price of the Loadout Drops by $2,500 to make them now cost $8,500 instead. They’re still quite obtainable for teams who are doing well and finish a few missions or eliminate some other groups, but players will have to save up or pool together a bit more for them.

The patch that nerfed the Loadout Drops by raising their prices was released this week after it was initially delayed. Loadout Drops were the final item on the patch notes with the list of changes showing the nerf that raised the price from $6,000 to $8,500. Other Killstreaks and items available to purchase like the Gas Masks remained unchanged.

Warzone’s relevant patch notes for the game’s Battle Royale mode can be found below.


Battle Royale

  • Fix for a rare bug that allowed players to equip two riot shields if they had two different camos, but only one would appear on the player
  • Made it easier to see which item is selected while using a Buy Station
  • Updated button layout for equipment while using gamepad
  • Fixed a bug for players are not receiving a banner on the top right of the screen for allies or enemies initiating kill streaks
  • Prevent bullets that hit the riot-shield from depleting player armor
  • If a player flies the Recon Drone out of bounds, the player will hear the out of bounds countdown timer but will not see the countdown splash on their screen. This has been fixed
  • Fix for various and potential exploits
  • Field Upgrades: Fixed a bug where some Field Upgrades were not ending at the end of the pre-match
  • Players will now get a kill when someone that you’ve downed, disconnects from the game
  • Reduced the amount of cash given for averting a bounty
  • Increased price of Loadout Drop within the Buy Station to $8,500

This update should now be live across all platforms after it was supposed to be released earlier in the week. Other Warzone changes include several new weapons which can now be found around the map.

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