Black Ops Cold War's latest weapon is finally here, and Zombies players are already calling for a Streetsweeper buff.
Black Ops Cold War players have got yet another new weapon to unlock across all game modes. Alongside the Black Ops Cold War Mid-Season 1 update, the game brings the new Streetsweeper shotgun into the mix.
This rapid-fire shotgun can put out round after round of devastating close-range shells. However, it's reloading must be done manually, leading to quite the lengthy time requirement.
But unfortunately, while this weapon is a powerful tool to have on your side in Multiplayer, the same can't be said for in the Zombies mode.
Cold War Fans Want Treyarch to Buff the Streetsweeper
Black Ops Cold War Zombies players already want Treyarch to buff the Streetsweeper after the new shotgun fails to keep up in-game. Almost as though the weapon has been released without testing, the Streetsweeper is appallingly bad when it comes to Cold War Zombies.
In fact, the shotgun has such terrible performance that it actually fails to one-shot an enemy on Round 1. This makes it comparable to Cold War's terrible snipers in Zombies, and basically unusable altogether.
Unlike snipers, however, the Streetsweeper isn't even able to keep up after upgrading a few times. The long-range rifles may help you deal the most damage possible in Black Ops Cold War Zombies, but the Streetsweeper can't manage anything close.
One upset player shows off the Streetsweeper on Round 23, after Pack-a-Punching the weapon twice. Even then, the shotgun isn't able to dispatch zombies as easily as you'd expect.
It's clear that the Streetsweeper may need a buff more than any other gun in Cold War Zombies.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies' Worst Gun?
But even with the insanely low damage taken into consideration, the weapon's reload speed is an even bigger issue. A base Streetsweeper will take a full 18 seconds to reload from empty.
This isn't as big of an issue in Multiplayer, where you can easily reload between kills. However, when it comes to fighting the undead hordes, you're going to need every shot possible.
At least when you Pack-a-Punch, the Streetsweeper will reload 5 rounds for every shell inserted. We'd rather have Black Ops Cold War's take on Thor's hammer by our side instead.
When the new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map drops in Season 2, we hope that weapon balance gets an overhaul with it.