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Call of Duty: Warzone’s grenade launcher is powerful, but rare — and players love it

It’s almost a privilege to get killed by the MGL-32

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A post on the Call of Duty: Warzone subreddit prompted discussion around the game’s extremely powerful grenade launcher. In March, players discovered that there’s a very small chance for the MGL-32 grenade launcher to drop mid-match. But some players have barely ever seen one in hundreds of games. That might be for the best.

In a new clip, user thewolfofwestoz demonstrated just how powerful the MGL-32 can be. The short clip shows thewolfofwestoz using the grenade launcher in a few different scenarios, wiping out entire teams of players in just a few shots. They titled the post “the grenade launcher is seriously OP [overpowered] but so much fun to use!” The comments agree about just how strong the gun is, but also, nobody seems upset at how powerful it can be.

“It’s extremely difficult to find... so if you found one it’s just reasonable to be completely OP,” commented Z3ID366. “Yeah I’ve played around 100 games of Warzone, found the GL 0 times, and played against it once. Super rare, and if it’s OP, it’s OP. Makes sense,” wrote Musicnote328.

The rest of the comments feature stories from players failing to use the grenade launcher, getting kills with it, or getting killed by it. Some players showed off their own videos featuring grenade launcher carnage, like user Acemanau (seen above).

Warzone’s grenade launcher is that rare example of a super-powered weapon done well in a multiplayer game. Because of its scarcity, getting killed by it is a surprise — a privilege, even. And even if you’re not willing to go that far, one thing is for certain: it definitely produces some stylish clips.

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