Call of Duty: Warzone 2’s most vicious weapon might not be a gun at all, it might just be a drone equipped to blow up nearby targets. A rare pickup on the Warzone 2 map, the bomb drones are silent, can find targets through walls and explode with such force that an entire team in full health can be reduced to rubble in seconds. Reddit and other social media are full of videos of players cackling insanely like their bomb (opens in new tab) drones (opens in new tab) knock out enemies.
“I have almost 1,000 hours of WZ1 and I can say that nothing came close [overpowered] as the bomb drone is,” one player continued Reddit (opens in new tab)… to which another replied that the weapon’s weakness was “the 80% chance of getting glitched and frozen”, referring to a persistent animal (opens in new tab) around using drones that lock you in place, unable to move.
They’re not inescapably deadly, to be clear: there’s a sound alert when one is deployed nearby, but the buzzing sound of their flight can easily be overlooked during a firefight. The bomb drones themselves are actually pretty rare loot on the floor, but with 150 players running around in a Warzone 2 match, the statistical fluke will catch some people out. “I die almost every match with a bomb drone,” said (opens in new tab) a player.
The other downside, of course, seems to be that the blast radius on the drone is so large that players knock themselves down next to their targets. A video from one Andreas-Vamsti on Reddit shows (opens in new tab) the player knocks himself down on the edge of the gas ring, nearly denying himself a win.
The rarity of built-in bomb drones doesn’t hold back players’ ingenuity. You can be a DIY gunsmith with a normal drone and some C4.
Anyway, it’s all fun here in Call of Duty land. The ridiculous things you can do is what these massively multiplayer games are all about. Some days you bomb drone, some days you get bombed.
If you’re not intimately familiar with the horrors of the modern battlefield, let me be clear: this isn’t Call of Duty-ism. These types of bomb drones are real and currently used by national militaries, although they usually don’t look like Call of Duty’s as they are much more destructive. Sorry you know that now.