Streamer DrLupo is among the many who have tried out Warzone 2 and the new DMZ mode, and he has some thoughts on improvements that are needed.
DrLupo came to fame thanks to his reputation as a battle royale player back in the hey-day of games like H1Z1 and the height of Fortnite’s popularity.
Since then, he’s moved more towards tactical shooters like Escape from Tarkov, but he’s kept his BR roots alive by playing games like Fortnite and even Call of Duty’s battle royale, Warzone.
With the launch of Warzone 2 on November 16, DrLupo of course had to give the newest battle royale a go and had a few thoughts of what could be fixed.
In a Twitter thread, DrLupo laid out his many thoughts on what Warzone 2 developers Raven Software and Infinity Ward could do to improve the game.
While general technical fixes like games crashing were high among his complaints, he also pointed out some problem areas that other Warzone players have been struggling with.
1. Crashes are back. Same pattern (or lack of) from when MP launched. Something was done that was non-consumer side to fix it back then. Don't know what.— DrLupo (@DrLupo) November 17, 2022
Chief among these is the looting system, which has been called out for constantly being buggy and difficult to navigate.
DrLupo isn’t the only major streamer to voice this opinion, as Dr Disrespect called the looting system “atrocious” on launch day.
3. The looting system bugs out hard when lots of stuff is bunched up. Stuff I'm looking right at I can't pick up. Have to back up, find weird angles, still bugs out and can't grab things sometimes. Not sure how to approach this, but it's definitely a pain point.— DrLupo (@DrLupo) November 17, 2022
He also noted that there are issues with proximity chat that can make it seem deceptive as to where and how close an enemy is. Lupo noted that making it fade as enemies got further away and making it directional would be huge helps.
they are would add a great deal to utilization of voip to determine location. Making it directional would also be phenomenal and go hand in hand with distance.— DrLupo (@DrLupo) November 17, 2022
But perhaps the most important suggestions Lupo had were surrounding the newly-added DMZ mode.
There are plenty more things that can be tweaked and refined, and end-game for DMZ needs something to increase risk. Exfil streaks, dogtag collection, etc – these are for future updates. Right now I'm just focused on what is currently in the game for fixing/tweaking. 👍— DrLupo (@DrLupo) November 17, 2022
Given that DMZ is styled after those tactical shooters like Escape from Tarkov, Lupo’s unique expertise on these two genres coming together would certainly be an opinion that the Warzone 2 developers should pay attention to.