Through the looking glass: If there is one thing that can be counted on, it is that the CoD community will voice their opinion whenever they disagree with an element of the franchise. Vanguard has been relatively well received since its launch, with players giving credit to its multiplayer features but giving less than stellar reviews for the game’s solo campaign. However, a recent find may have the potential to once again ignite a fire in the game’s population.
CoD Statistics Provider TrueGameData He recently posted several tweets revealing a previously unknown game mechanic known as weapon bloom. The mechanic causes a player’s bullet to travel in any of a number of random directions within a defined area while pointing downward. This behavior is a departure from previous CoD titles, where shots would normally land based on the location of a weapon’s ADS reticle.
According to TrueGameData’s findings, the effect is more pronounced with certain types of weapons and can be reduced or nullified by using more precise weapons, specific accessories, etc.
More realistic shooters, such as Battlefield, have been known to use the bloom effect to mimic the complexities of accurately firing a gun. The effect has also been a hot topic in the Fortnite community for several years, where the degree of severity is affected by everything from weapon selection to player position and movement when shooting.
Support for mechanics is mixed throughout the player base. Some see it as an unfair variable that makes shots more random and less skill-based. Others see it as a positive addition that adds an element of realism and requires players to position their shots with greater precision.
One possible reason for the addition is Vanguard’s increased weapon accessory slots. With the ability to use up to 10 weapon accessories, some of which can reduce the bloom effect, your choice of accessories will play a much larger role in determining the effectiveness of the weapon.
Regardless of the CoD players’ position on the issue, one thing is for sure. If weapon flourish is an intentional Vanguard mechanic and not a bug, the issue won’t go away anytime soon.