Call of Duty: Warzone Makes Controversial Change to Massive Resurgence

Massive Resurgence mode in Call of Duty: Warzone just got a little less massive as the max player count has been reduced, and the change is sparking anger among some fans. Call of Duty’s battle royale game has seen lots of updates lately with plenty of things to get fans excited. It was recently announced that Call of Duty: Warzone is bringing back the popular Fortune’s Keep and Rebirth Island maps, and The Haunting event just got underway on October 17.

Along with new events and upcoming additions, players are still getting regular updates that bring lots of new content enjoy. Season 6 of Call of Duty introduced characters like Spawn and plenty of new equipment and weapons. Still, not all changes are for the better, and one new update has Warzone fans upset about the direction the game is taking.

In an October 18 tweet from the official Call of Duty updates account, the dev team announced that the player count for Massive Resurgence matches has been reduced from 150 players to just 100. This change seems to have taken fans by surprise and angered more than a few. Patch notes for the Call of Duty Haunting event were revealed the day before, and they made no mention of this update, so it’s no surprise that this new reveal feels very abrupt to some.

Replies to the tweet are already full of gamers complaining about the change and asking for an explanation. The responses include a tweet from Call of Duty: Warzone player and streamer FaZe Swagg, who called the update “the biggest L.” The pro gamer seems to speak for the community with this statement, and it’s difficult to find any players that are supportive of the change.

Interestingly, the Call of Duty team responded several hours after the initial tweet to clarify that this change would only be impacting night maps and will only be in effect during The Haunting event. It’s not clear why the developers waiting so long to offer this important piece of information, but it doesn’t seem to have mollified fans who are still upset that their night matches won’t be quite so large for a while. There is currently speculation among players that this change has been implemented to improve performance, but the fact that it’s temporary and only being applied to certain maps raises questions about this theory.

There are lots of things that Modern Warfare 3 is improving on from Modern Warfare 2, and some fans will surely be hoping that these improvements will extend to Warzone and its various modes. The current uncertainty surrounding Massive Resurgence and what it means for its future is leaving lots of players frustrated at the moment.

Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.