While Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is proving to be popular with many fans of the franchise, others have decided to review bombing it on Metacritic for various reasons.
Activision and Infinity Ward launched the long-awaited Call of Duty: Warzone 2 battle royale on November 16. Call of Duty: Warzone 2 received “review bombing” (an abundance of unrealistically bad reviews) on Steam and Metacritic review aggregation sites. Although there were some hiccups, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 generally received warmer than the CalNovember 16th some welcomed the return of Warzone. Others, however, weren’t nearly as enthusiastic about the game.
Negative user reviews flooded Call of Duty: Warzone 2’s Steam page and various Metacritic charts. At the time of writing, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has a “mostly negative” rating with over 7,600 user reviews. The PC version of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has a Metacritic user rating of just 2.6, with only four positive reviews compared to 20 negative reviews. The PS5 version’s Metacritic page is doing similarly.
Negative reviews of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 often echo the same complaints. PC gamers seem upset that Call of Duty: Warzone 2 controller users have aim assist, as they feel it gives them an unfair advantage. Others were unimpressed with Call of Duty: Warzone 2’s UI and loot system. Still, others don’t like Call of Duty: Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah course, have experienced technical difficulties accessing the game, or are angry that the original Call of Duty: Warzone’s servers are down until November 28th. These disgruntled fans are bombarding Call of Duty: Warzone 2 with 0/10 ratings.
A common theme in November 28 bad reviews is that they admit to only having played a few matches of Warzone 2, which is not enough to assess the game’s quality properly. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how the reception of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 changes over time. Many games have bounced back from critical bombardment and turned the “mostly negative” overall rating to the “positive” side. Still, whether Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will follow suit remains to be seen.
Activision and Infinity Ward will update Call of Duty: Warzone 2 battle royale multiple times over the coming months, making changes and adding new content based on fan feedback. Even Warzone 2’s troubled UI may see changes, which would solve one of the players’ most significant problems with the game.
In the meantime, those who dislike Call of Duty: Warzone 2 may wonder when the original Warzone will return. The original Warzone servers will be down until November 28th, when it will return with the Caldera map. Those who miss Verdansk should turn to Call of Duty: November 28le, which features Verdansk in all its glory.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.