Clan wars has been dying for around a year+ now…
It went from almost 1000 to 800+ active clans initially, then within this year we droped to less than 580 a few weeks before the patch, then for those few weeks we had a small influx at around 620…
And since the update the numbers are plummeting, we have lost almost 100 clans in 3-4 weeks.
Clan wars numbers started deteriorating ever since firedogs of all kinds started becoming bigtime meta in low-mid rating clans (the infestation was mostly up to low silver, above that there werent that much, good hover-spider players could effectively counter dogs).
Then we got the breaker-booster-omamori infestation (solid counter to firedog), although it wasnt as prevalent as firedogs in CW (didnt have the time to become, the firedog meta was brewing for more than 1,5 year prior when us firedog players could be counted on two hands), it was big in randoms and still kinda is.
Imo levi CW also being integrated on the same ladder as normal CW isnt much of a help either.
Now the next big meta, the machine gun-breaker hover, or pretty much anything you want on a hover is the next thing killing the mode, and it seems to be killing it faster than the rest so far.
To be very frank, there will always be FOTM builds in CW, what differs now is that its so overwhelmingly FOTM its tiring.
There were a few sessions in bronze over the last months we would get 1/2 of clans being full firedog teams in a session, but i have never experienced sessions like last tuesday for example where it was 18 games 17 of them only hover or 2-3 hover+ something else, with almost 70-80% of the hovers being machine gun-breaker.
And its not even the first session this has happened since the patch.
And its not the weapons, its the movement part, i dont want the weapons nerfed, they are perfectly fine as they are.
I have no more to say, they nare going to do what they want to anyways regardless.