Treyarch Studios has announced that, based on player feedback, two of Call of Duty: Warzone 2’s more controversial killstreaks, Cluster Mine and Bomb Drone, are limited in ranked play. Killstreaks are an important aspect of Warzone 2, giving players a fair advantage if they get three or more kills without dying. Warzone 2 Ranked Play was limited and has now been updated to include two extra streaks that players felt were too powerful.
Warzone 2 introduced players to a rank-based ranked mode in Season 3 Reloaded, which uses a similar ranking system to Apex Legends and Modern Warfare 2. It requires players to acquire skill levels to climb seven standard levels. At the end of the season, all players are sent back to the lowest division below which they ended in. In addition to seasonal ranking rewards, players can complete challenges to earn unique items, including pro-release weapon sigils and weapon charms.
Treyarch Studios announced on Twitter that Cluster Mine and Bomb Drone killstreaks are both limited in ranked play. They no longer drop as loot, Cluster Mines have been replaced by Revive Pistol at the buy station. In a further statement, Treyarch said it aimed to promote competition and fair play with this change. Many Warzone 2 players have issues with these two streaks, even though they’ve been nerfed. A return date for Cluster Mines and Bomb Drone Killstreaks has not been provided yet.
Killstreaks were available when the Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 games were first released, and they have become a key part of the gameplay. Treyarch Studios broke the long-standing trend of killstreaks in Warzone 2 by allowing players to equip up to three killstreaks, whereas in previous Call of Duty games they could only equip two killstreaks. Player response to the change has been overwhelmingly positive, with some claiming that Treyarch has done a good job of supporting all playstyles.
Killstreaks in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 seem to work better after the balance change. Some praised the speed at which Treyarch Studios implemented these changes based on player feedback. Currently, Cluster Mine and Bomb Drone, two of the game’s least popular kill records, won’t be available in ranked play, though perhaps only temporarily.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.