Stop relying on Stopping Power

10:44, 03 Aug 2020

While Stopping Power might seem like a great way to up your rank in Call of Duty: Warzone it turns out the ability shouldn't be used at every turn. If you're a little confused, here's exactly why Stopping Power might not be all it's cracked up to be. 

Stopping Power Rounds is about as good as it gets when it comes to Field Upgrades - increasing damage output dealt by your bullets and reducing the time it takes to down an enemy. Given the ability to tear through opponents in just a fraction of the time it would normally is a pretty impressive perk. 


Posting on YouTube in a July 30 video, JGOD explained the drawbacks of Stopping Power. Namely, Stopping Power can add some major recoil to your weaponry and end up being detrimental to gameplay. In the video, JGOD did a side-by-side comparison of an arsenal including the Bruen MK9 and P90. He advised players that they may want to think twice next time they're about to add Stopping Power to ranged gunfights,

JGOD added that if the Bruen or Grau is your weapon of choice, it probably isn't worth using Stopping Power unless you're up close and personal with enemies. It's an interesting thought anyway, especially considering those weapons aren't exactly the best in close quarters anyway.


Warzone Stopping Power

That isn't to say Stopping Power is completely redundant. Something like the “overpowered” Origin 12 loadout can still benefit from Stopping Power and could give a serious advantage in a match. At the end of the day, Stopping Power is still a huge advantage to have, and as JGOD's video makes clear, its pros definitely outweigh its cons. 

Still, here's hoping the video will make players pause for a second before thinking Stopping Power is the Holy Grail it's sometimes portrayed as.

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