- The R1 Shadowhunter weapon released a few days ago in Call of Duty accidentally.
- Now, Activision has removed the weapon from games.
- It’s also issuing refunds to those who grabbed it during this brief period.
A few days, ago, the R1 Shadowhunter crossbow was made available in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone, but this was accidental. It wasn’t supposed to actually release until later this season, and Activision has removed the weapon from both games. It’s also issuing refunds to those who grabbed it during this brief period.
Prior to it being removed, the weapon was available for stealth-minded players. It fired silent crossbow bolts, letting you take out targets without alerting others in the area. This would be especially useful in Warzone, where alerting others to your position is often the difference between life and death.
Call Of Duty Drops R1 Shadowhunter: Developers statement
Activision shared the news on its official support Twitter page, saying the bundle that included the weapon will be returned to the store at “a later date,” along with an associated challenge.
An issue with the R1 Shadowhunter weapon appearing earlier than planned in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War has been resolved. Refunds are planned for players who purchased the bundle while it was live in the Store, and the bundle and the in-game challenge will return at a later date.
A recent update added several different weapon bundles, and an assault rifle that appears to have a dragon spitting out, a gun barrel will be live today, March 21.
While the weapon’s removal is disappointing, fans generally seem happy to accept the refund. Instead, Activision and Treyarch are catching heat because players won’t be able to transfer their progress on the challenge upon its eventual revival. The disappointment notably stems from the amount of work necessary to fully unlock the R1 Shadowhunter. Those players will once more have to labor, to unlock requirements is understandably upsetting.
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