Gaming crossovers used to be unimaginable more than a decade ago, and the gaming community often relied on illegal mods to introduce characters from one favorite franchise to the other. Then Fortnite came along and changed the gaming landscape in several different ways—one of which made crossovers a daily thing. Well, it would seem that not all gaming is okay with crossovers, and right after The Boys crossed over with Warzone, Call of Duty fans began expressing their dissatisfaction.
According to Kotaku, right after The Boys, a popular, violent, and gory Amazon Prime series in which vigilantes fight against superhero douchebags, crossed over with Warzone, fans of the Call of Duty franchise realized that the skins also brought superpowers with them.
The collaboration between The Boys and Warzone introduces three characters from the Amazon series, including Starlight, Homelander, and Black Noir
Now, supernatural things aren’t really a novelty in a game that had Krampus as one of the NPC opponents, but fans argue that some of these power-ups, particularly the Homelander’s Laser Vision, are too OP for this battle royale, as it can melt through opponents regardless of how advanced their loadout is.
The collaboration between The Boys and Warzone introduces three characters from the Amazon series, including Starlight, Homelander, and Black Noir, along with a limited-time field upgrade named Temp V. Just like the serum from the television show, the Temp V grants users one of four superpowers upon use.
For example, Charge Jump launches players across the map and gives off an Area-of-Effect damage when the player lands; Teleport allows players to dash forward for a particular distance; Electric Shockwave deals electric damage and disables vehicles in an EMP-style.
Homelander’s Laser Vision Is Overpowered
But The Boys’ Homelander’s Laser Vision is what got the gamers’ attention, as it’s completely overpowered and capable of melting opponents regardless of their armor or overall loadout. Admittedly, Activision did design the power to leave players open to backfire, but a good position can make an Operator into a finger of God—invincible and capable of massive destruction.
Unfortunately, the players’ complaints about The Boys × Warzone crossover don’t end there, as an unexpected issue arose from the sheer abundance of these superpowers being available during individual sessions.
Homelander’s Laser Vision, is too OP for this battle royale, as it can melt through opponents regardless of how advanced their loadout is.
Additionally, many Call of Duty players are complaining about the addition of The Boys’ superpowers in the first place, stating that they’re out of place in Warzone, which is otherwise a pretty grounded military video game.
Many are complaining that they now have to change the playstyles they’re used to or have worked extensively to perfect, and while some mix-ups are occasionally okay, many are now complaining that The Boys superpowers broke the game entirely. And it gets even worse since Activision also decided to add an auto-shotgun, which is in desperate need of a nerf.
But not all is lost. While the majority of the gaming community agrees on the fact that The Boys’ superpowers have no place in Warzone, many agree that the Starlight, Homelander, and Black Noir skins look pretty awesome and come with some pretty great sets of executions, making them particularly interesting for those who like spending their money on shiny new stuff that doesn’t add to the gameplay.