Cold War's Flak Jacket nerf in the latest update has done very little to address an issue that has plagued players for some time. It appears that Flak Jacket is still as powerful as ever, even with the new changes.
Recently, an update has attempted to fix the problems caused by the Flak Jacket perk. Currently, the Flak Jacket perk is making players invincible.
In its current state, Cold War's Flak Jacket is providing too much protection against explosives. In fact, it is rendering many explosives practically useless.
Due to how powerful the perk is, you'd be hard-pressed to see a player not running it. However, Treyarch has tried to attempt to fix this problem. The latest Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Reloaded patch notes have implemented a change that attempts to nerf this overpowered perk.
Cold War Flak Jacket Nerf Isn't Good Enough
Despite the recent patch, many believe that Treyarch has not gone far enough to address Cold War's Flak Jacket issue. Interestingly enough, many believe that the changes are actually pretty useless, especially with Hardcore game modes.
The Reddit community has been discussing the recent change regarding Cold War's Flak Jacket nerf. Their discussion has led to some interesting findings. There are even some fans that have come up with their own perfect Flak Jacket nerf.
Although many agree that Flak Jacket in its current state is overpowered, players want to see a balanced approach to adjusting this. Unfortunately, the new changes still demand a direct hit in order to achieve a 1-hit-kill, even in Hardcore mode.
Furthermore, Treyarch's decision to ignore splash damage or non-direct hits is a mistake considering how hard it is to hit with explosives in the first place. It has also led to instances where explosives just straight up don't work as intended too.
One Reddit user had this to say regarding the recent changes:
The RPG from what I have tested can one hit a guy with Flak Jacket on hardcore, however, I have noticed that it can explode under someone and that dude takes no damage at all... How can they patch issues just to make new ones?(Source: Reddit)
Consequently, the COD community is understandably upset. Cold War's Flak Jacket perk is in dire need of fixing or even reworking. In its current state, it's still too powerful, even amidst the recent changes.
Similarly, Black Ops Cold War players are angry at the Season 2 Reloaded weapon patch notes. It looks like Treyarch is making all of the wrong decisions at the moment.
However, it's not too late for Treyarch to fix this. If you want to check out everything that is coming in Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Reloaded, take a look here.
Finally, check out the Reddit post for yourself below to hear what the community thinks of the recent Cold War Flak Jacket nerf. Has Treyarch gone far enough? or do you still think that Flak Jacket is in desperate need of a change? Let us know what you think down below.