Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Reloaded update nerfs assault rifles, LMGs, SMGs

Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Season 4 Reloaded update contains numerous weapon nerfs that aim to increase the average time-to-kill.

“It is important to note that these Weapon adjustments were not made in a vacuum. When evaluating an individual change, some may seem quite drastic, but they were made holistically and in a way that supported a lock-step increase in average TTK across multiple Weapon categories,” developer Raven Software explained.

“Torso Multipliers were a considerable focus of these changes with how often they would act as flat damage increases given how consistently that location could be hit. With reductions to these multipliers, we are placing a bigger emphasis on precision — a move which we feel is ultimately healthy for the game.”

Starting with assault rifles, the AK-47 received a headshot and upper torso multiplier decrease, the FARA 83 got a decrease in maximum damage and an increase in recoil, and the RAM-7 had its maximum damage decreased. It’s not all nerfs though, as the Krig 6, M13, and QBZ-83 all received minimum damage increases. While in the LMG section, the M60 got a buff to maximum damage and headshot multiplier, the MG 34 has been nerfed across the board, and the Stoner 63 received maximum damage and upper torso multiplier decreases.

As for SMGs, the AK-74u, Bullfrog, LC10, Mac-10, Nail Gun, and PPSh-41 were all hit with adjustments. The full list of weapon balance changes can be found in the patch notes here.

“We will be closely monitoring Weapon performance to ensure the game is in a healthy state following the biggest balance update in the history of Warzone,” the developer added.

In addition to the above changes, Season 4 Reloaded brings with it the Blueprint Blitz limited-time event, the Payload mode, new Red Doors, the Sentry Gun Killstreak, and more.

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