[Updated] COD: Warzone 2 'RPK' & 'Fennec 45' reportedly overpowered, players ask for nerf

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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on January 02, 2023) follows:

A sequel to 2020’s Call of Duty: Warzone, Warzone 2.0 is one of the popular titles in the free-to-play battle royale genre.

Activision and Infinity Ward were successful in attracting a large number of gamers due to the game’s cross-platform and progression support.

It allows players to battle others and progress in the game on a majority of platforms, such as Windows, Playstation, and Xbox.

The developers recently, released a ‘Season 01: Reloaded’ update for the game, fixing some of the known bugs in the Battle Royale and DMZ gameplay modes and making some changes to the gameplay.

Warzone 2 - reloaded update

For instance, the ‘Heavy chopper’ was disabled and the number of ‘Battle stations’ were doubled per battle royale match.

However, like any popular battle-royale genre game, Warzone 2 also suffers from occasional bugs and issues.

Players are now facing certain issues because of some overpowered weapons available to choose from.

Warzone 2 ‘RPK’ and ‘Fennec 45’ machine guns overpowered

Multiple gamers are facing difficulties while facing opponents equipped with some of the machine guns available in the game.

According to reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9), the ‘RPK’ LMG is more powerful than it should be. Gamers claim that the weapon offers a high rate of mobility and precise long-range shots, which should not have been the case.

This made the other players suffer from a high damage when getting hit by the weapons bullet. Furthermore, the weapon has a very low recoil, making it easy for anyone to fight their opponents as the aim precision is extremely high.


I played fortnite past 2 days bc i was tired of rpk/fennec meta and other issues with the game (laggy servers, disconnects, dev errors)….please @Activision say something to acknowledge it

There’s more useable guns, hence they need to nerf the RPK.

So, it can be said that the ‘RPK’ machine offers all the advantages and an edge over the other gamers to the one who has the weapon equipped.

We had also previously covered a story in which players found out the sniper rifle to be weakly powered than it should be. According to games, they could no longer do the ‘one-shoot’ kills, like normally a sniper weapon would do.

One needed to shoot repeatedly at a target in order to kill it, which also made the gameplay unfair for some.

Some players (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) report the Fennec 45′ machine gun to be overpowered as well. It has a shorter shooting range than the “RPK,” making it better suited for use in close combat scenarios.

But the players are also complaining about the weapon’s extreme precision, which makes it difficult to battle someone who has equipped it.


Legit. RPK and fennec and then we are good. Literally pointless to create a game we’re only 2 guns are best to use

RPK isn’t the problem. Have you seen the ttk of the fennec close range? It’s a laser literally.

Some find the ‘Fennec 45’ to be tougher than the ‘RPK’ machine gun.

Players demanding nerfed ‘RPK’ and ‘Fennec 45’ weapons

Gamers are getting annoyed as it makes it easy for one to kill other players, making the gameplay unfair for several. Players are also unhappy as the issue spoils their gaming experience to some extent.

Some took to social media to give their feedback on the situation. They have demanded that the power of both weapons be nerfed in all the game modes.


Such a change would allow one to use weapons like they were intended to, resulting in an enjoyable gameplay experience for everyone.

We are hopeful that the developers will consider listening to the players’ requests and make adjustments to both weapons’ power.

We will keep tabs on the issues where players complain that the Warzone 2 game’s RPK and Fennec 45 weapons to be overpowered and update it as soon as we come across any new information.

Update 1 (January 31, 2023)

04:39 pm (IST): Fresh reports indicate that the ‘RPK’ and ‘Fennec 45’ weapons are still overpowered in Warzone 2 (1, 2, 3, 4).

That said, players suggest a couple of potential counters to the RPK: the ‘RAAL’ and ‘Signal 50’ weapons (1, 2, 3).

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Featured image source: Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.

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