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All weapon buffs and nerfs in COD Warzone since Season 4 Update

In the last update, the developers focused on weapons and their firepower. What came out of it?


Call of Duty: Warzone developers want to gradually increase the “skill ceiling” in their game, therefore also in Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War weapons will have “reduced performance”.

These changes will not only increase the ability to express skills, but should also introduce weapons that have not yet had a chance to shine – explains Raven Software.

What exactly has been weakened and what has been buffed?

Assault rifles

In the case of assault rifles, it is hard to talk about any surprise, because the CR-56 AMAX was a bit “nipped in the bud”. This happened, of course, because in the 3rd season of the game this weapon was simply mandatory equipment, which forced the creators to weaken it a bit.

The Groza, FN Scar 17, and XM4 have also received some modifications.

CR-56 AMAX (MW)

  • Upper torso damage multiplier reduced from 1.2 to 1.1.

Groza (BOCW)

  • Minimum damage increased from 18 to 23
  • Upper torso damage multiplier increased from 1.1 to 1.2
  • Lower torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.1
  • Maximum damage range reduced by 12%.

Assault Rifle Golf (MW)

  • Neck damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.5
  • Upper torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.2.

XM4 (BOCW)

  • Neck damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.5

Tactical rifles

Only one tactical rifle changes in this update, and we’re talking about the infamous DMR 14 here. Developers believe they may have weakened the weapon too much and are “cranking it back up” to be effective over long distances

DMR 14 (BOCW)

  • Reduced recoil,
  • Shotguns,
  • The signature Black Ops Cold War shotgun is an absolute beast at close range, so the creators of Warzone want to change that with a few nerfs.

Streetsweeper (BOCW)

  • Maximum damage range reduced by 24%,
  • Second damage range reduced by 18%
  • Third damage range reduced by 7%
  • Movement speed reduced by 1%.

Sniper rifles

The sniper rifles have undergone a major overhaul in the season 3 Reloaded update. Currently, the developers are trying to find the ideal proportions for some weapons, namely the slow-firing M82 sniper rifle and the Swiss K31.

Charlie Sniper Rifle (BOCW)

  • Projectile speed increased by 7.7%
  • Upper torso damage multiplier increased from 1.1 to 1.25
  • Lower torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.15.

Swiss K31 (BOCW)

  • Improved Base Optic functionality,
  • Basic crosshair updated.

Submachine guns

Five different submachine guns are currently waiting for major changes to COD Warzone. We are talking about AUG, KSP 45, and Milano 821. Most of these changes are in the form of nerfs.

Alpha Submachine gun (MW)

  • Upper torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.1
  • Maximum damage range increased by 10%.

Bullfrog (BOCW)

  • ADS scope position adjusted.

KSP 45 (BOCW)

  • Maximum damage range increased by 16.6%
  • Limb multipliers increased from 0.9 to 1.

Milano 821 (BOCW)

  • Maximum damage increased from 34 to 36
  • Minimum damage increased from 25 to 30
  • Maximum damage range increased by 23%,
  • Upper torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.2
  • Lower torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.1
  • Limb damage multipliers increased from 0.9 to 1.

Submachine Gun Echo (MW)

  • Maximum damage increased from 34 to 35
  • Limb damage multipliers increased from 0.9 to 1.

Pistols

AMP63 (BOCW)

  • Maximum damage increased from 30 to 33
  • Second damage range increased by 14.3%
  • Upper torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.1
  • Limb damage multipliers increased from 0.9 to 1
  • Head damage multiplier reduced from 1.4 to 1.3.

Ballistic Knife (BOCW)

  • Impact speed increased by 25%,
  • Neck damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.3
  • Upper torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.23
  • Movement speed increased by 1.3%.

 

All of these changes are likely to slightly improve the gameplay in Call of Duty: Warzone and make the game a bit more skillful. In addition, players will not focus only on a few weapons, but instead will also use other rifles and pistols, which will significantly diversify the course of matches.