Call of Duty: Warzone update nerfs AS VAL and AMP63, buffs Fennec

Raven Software has released a new update for Call of Duty: Warzone that fixes a couple of bugs and makes some balance adjustments.

As part of this update, the AS VAL has had its maximum damage knocked down from 30 to 27, Submachine Gun Charlie (MW) has received a maximum damage and maximum damage range decrease, and the Fennec got a buff to its bullet velocity.

“We are generally pleased with the state of balance and we do not think anything needs to be immediately addressed,” the developer said. “However, we do feel there are some outliers in the Assault Rifle category that have been top tier long enough that it is now appropriate to reduce their power level to give other Weapons some time in the spotlight.  Those changes will be coming very soon.”

In addition to the above, the AMP 63 has received a maximum and minimum damage nerf and the M19 got a maximum and minimum damage decrease while using Akimbo. Read the full patch notes below:

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue allowing multiple Squads to enter the same Red Door.
    • This addresses other related issues such as dying to Gas in the Red Door hallway.
  • Fixed an issue where Battle Pass Tiers were not unlocked correctly when the Battle Pass or the Battle Pass Bundle were received as a gift.
  • Fixed an issue with the PPSh-41 (BOCW) where the KGB Eliminator and GRU Suppressor Attachment icons were appearing as white boxes.


Assault Rifles

  • AS VAL (MW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 27

Submachine Guns

  • Fennec (MW)
    • Bullet Velocity increased by 13.4%
  • Submachine Gun Charlie (MW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 34 to 31
    • Maximum Damage Range decreased by 5.4%
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased from 1 to 1.1
  • OTs 9 (BOCW)
    • ADS Weapon Sway decreased


  • AMP 63 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 33 to 31
    • Mid Damage now 28
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 28 to 23
  • M19 (MW)
    • This change only applies while using Akimbo
      • Maximum Damage decreased from 33 to 29
      • Mid Damage decreased from 28 to 25
      • Minimum Damage decreased from 23 to 20
  • Sykov (MW)
    • This change only applies while using the Sorokin 140mm Auto
      • Maximum Damage decreased from 27 to 24
      • Mid Damage decreased from 23 to 20
      • Minimum Damage decreased from 19 to 17

Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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