Call of Duty: Warzone has been one of the more active games in terms of updates over the past year-plus and while there have been plenty of hits, there have also been a ton of misses which now include the Call of Duty: Warzone Numbers Event. Most of the updates tend to change the map, add in a new wrinkle to the gameplay or add in new missions to the map and usually, the fanbase is plenty satisfied. That is far from the case this time though as the Call of Duty: Warzone Number Event has been woefully underwhelming thus far.
How the event works is that you have these different red marks on the map and through activating these listening stations, you hear disturbing radio voices saying a series of numbers followed by a weird Matrix-like setup of numbers coming in and out of your vision. Activating the listening stations will earn you rewards like in-game cash and new weapons, but mostly charms are the majority of them.
The new weapon that everyone can collect pretty much in one game of Warzone is the Sai. It’s just a dagger that attacks quickly but is otherwise pretty unremarkable which makes sense considering how lame the overall event actually is. For a limited-time event, it seems to be fine in giving you all the time in the world during a particular match and there is no sense of time running out for you at all during the game itself which kind of renders the event unexciting in every way.
This sentiment has been echoed by fans who feel this event barely warranted an update let alone needing to exist in the first place. Underwhelming is an understatement when talking about this event as compared to the ones of the past, it just feels like a weak attempt to conjure up some mystery. Events in Warzone have usually been awesome to take part in like last year’s Halloween festivities where a whole new zombie mode was created that completely changed how the game was play as well as the spectacular event that launched the entire map back in time. Warzone Numbers just does nothing even close to this.
Compared to those game upgrades we get numbers. It’s cool that it’s a callback to Call of Duty’s past storylines, but here’s the thing. Most Call of Duty players usually just play the game for the multiplayer, so these storylines are likely lost on a ton of people. Without that, the Call of Duty: Warzone Numbers Event just becomes an irritating repetition of numbers in your headset while distracting red numbers cloud part of your vision in the game. It’s great when you find the portals in the game that lead you into Matrix-like vortexes because at the end of the tunnel are some fantastic rewards. Here though? Fans see nothing special about acquiring a few new charms and one incredibly underwhelming weapon.
Call of Duty: Warzone is simply better than this. With calls from fans recently about the gameplay getting stale, this new wrinkle only bolsters that point and the big hope now is that Call of Duty: Vanguard can reinvigorate the excitement in one of the most popular games in the world.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.