Sneaky Call of Duty Warzone update will make your favourite guns WORSE


CALL of Duty Warzone maker Raven Software has announced that it will make big changes to the game’s guns in an imminent update.

In a post to its website on Thursday, the US developer said that it is ramping up the recoil on two assault weapons that are popular with players.

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Raven is nerfing fan-favourite Warzone weapons in an imminent update

The patch notes for the update, which Raven says will go live “soon”, also detail how the company is balancing out attachments.

The tweaks are aimed at making the game more balanced by ensuring certain guns and accessories are not too powerful.

It follows the release of Season Four of Warzone on June 17, which introduced new weapons and other content to the battle royale shooter.

According to the patch notes, Raven will use the upcoming update to raise the recoil of the C58 and FARA 83 assault rifles.

They’re among the most popular and deadly weapons in the game at the time of writing.

Raven said that the Nail Gun, which is a menace at close range, has had its max range lowered by 39 per cent.

“The Nail Gun (BOCW) is and was meant to be a lethal, highly-mobile, short-range dominator,” Raven said.

“However, its Maximum Damage range far exceeded the lethal range of Shotguns, which it is intended to contest.

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“The Nail Gun’s (BOCW) generous range and mobility allowed it to consistently dispatch foes at the same speed or faster than Shotguns at almost twice their effective range.

“While the Nail Gun’s (BOCW) pick rate has remained relatively low, we believe it would have been much higher were it more easily accessible.”

As far as attachments go, the Ranger and Takedown barrels have had their vertical and horizontal recoil cut from 15 per cent to 10 per cent.

The Task Force/Spetsnaz RPK/CMV Mil-Spec barrels for the same treatment, while recoil on the Reinforced Heavy/Match Grade/VDV Reinforced was reduced from 7.5 per cent to 5 per cent.

“We are satisfied with the overall direction of adding Recoil Control to BOCW Barrels,” Raven said.


“However, we would like the effectiveness of a Weapon to grow with the wielder as they improve.

“We felt with the magnitude by which recoil was being reduced, there was hardly any room left to master the control of these Weapons.”

Season Four is the latest batch of free content added to Warzone by the developer.

It includes five new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new Points of Interests in Verdansk, and new quests in Outbreak.

Raven will continue to update the shooter to iron out bugs and tweak gameplay to make it as fair as possible.

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