While a Call of Duty patch released just two weeks ago nerfed the game’s infamous Bruen LMG, the latest Warzone patch notes reveal that the weapon is being nerfed yet again.
Since it seems that the Bruen is still Warzone‘s go-to weapon despite the last round of changes that reduced the weapon’s effective damage range, Infinity Ward brought out their biggest ban hammer to finally nerf the weapon into oblivion. Now, the Bruen’s upper damage has been reduced, its recoil has been increased, and an additional recoil penalty has been applied to the weapon when you’re using a 60 round magazine.
Basically, this nerf targets just about everything that made the Bruen such an overwhelmingly popular weapon for millions of Warzone players. It’s hard to imagine that it will remain a favorite after these changes, but we’ll just have to wait and see if it still finds a home in the game.
On the other side of things, the ISO SMG may become noticeably more popular as a result of some notable buffs it received in this patch. Along with increased base ADS movement speed ISO wielders will now enjoy, Infinity Ward has also reduced the movement penalty for the weapon while you’re using a drum mag attachment. SMGs have been effective close-range weapons in Warzone, and while the ISO typically hasn’t been a popular loadout option up until this point, these reductions to the gun’s movement penalties may just finally secure it a place in the meta.
The 725 Sawed-Off Barrel is also being nerfed as this patch will increase its ADS time, decrease the user’s movement speed, and reduce its damage at close range. This particular nerf appears to be designed to target Modern Warfare‘s multiplayer more than Warzone where standard shotguns haven’t had too much of an impact outside of what were essentially glitches.
Speaking of which, Infinity Ward has fixed the glitch that affected the FR 5.56 underbarrel shotgun. For those who don’t know, the FR 5.56’s shotgun attachment was temporarily glitched in such a way that allowed you to “one-shot” fully armored enemies at a considerable distance. Infinity Ward nerfed the attachment’s falloff damage, which should fix the problem.
For the full patch notes, be sure to check out this website.
Warzone continues to be a massive success as the free-to-play battle royale has become the king of the genre in the minds of many fans. As we ready ourselves for the release of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, we can only wonder whether Warzone will live on or whether Black Ops will reintroduce Blackout in some way.