COD: Warzone 2 Season 4 Unleashes Handgun Nerfs In Latest Patch

COD MW2 Season 4 Patch Notes
COD MW2 Season 4 Patch Notes

In a turn of events as twisted as a ricocheting bullet, Call of Duty: Warzone has dampened the firepower of three beloved handguns, potentially throwing a spanner in the works for players who are pistol-prone in the heat of battle.

COD MW2: The Balance Shaker – Three Handguns Nerfed

Ever since the launch of the latest season, Activision has been as busy as a gunsmith’s apprentice, rolling out patch after patch like machine-gun fire. The advent of Season 4 Reloaded brought Temp-V superpowers into the fray for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, stirring the pot with fresh content and eye-catching aesthetics. However, with each new tweak and twist, Activision has found themselves having to rapidly release patches to modify the game’s balance, as if playing whack-a-mole with every unanticipated issue that pops up.

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After being compelled to tone down the new field upgrade not long after its debut, squishing a plethora of bugs that scurried into sight, and layering on more rules to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone ranked play, yet another patch has hit the deck, wielding a new set of nerfs.

Just yesterday on July 24th, a freshly minted Call of Duty: Warzone update did a number on the damage of the Basilisk, FTAC Siege, and X13 Auto handguns. The Basilisk felt the sting of this nerf specifically when kitted out with Snakeshot and Akimbo, whereas the other two pistols had their max damage curtailed across the board.

Patch Notes In Full For Season 4 of COD MW2/Warzone 2

COD Warzone 2 Season 4 Patch Notes
GlobalBug FixesFixed an issue impacting some players receiving Battle Pass rewards correctly
Fixed an issue where some players couldn’t open the Battle Pass
Fixed an issue where the Player couldn’t access Division Rewards in Career & Rewards in Warzone Ranked Play
WarzoneWeapons (Assault Rifles) – Lachmann-556Maximum Damage decreased
Mid-far Damage increased
Headshot Multiplier decreased
Neck Multiplier decreased
Upper Torso Multiplier decreased
Weapons (Assault Rifles) – M4Upper Torso Multiplier decreased
Lower Torso Multiplier decreased
Weapons (Assault Rifles) – TAQ-56Headshot Multiplier decreased
Weapons (Assault Rifles) – Tempus RazorbackMinimum Damage increased
Limb Multipliers increased
Weapons (Battle Rifles) – Cronen Squall (Full Auto)Maximum Damage decreased
Close-mid Damage decreased
Damage step added at Mid-range
Minimum Damage decreased
Headshot Multiplier decreased
Weapons (Handguns) – BasiliskFixed an issue with the Akimbo Snakeshot Basilisk where its damage profile was higher than intended
Weapons (Handguns) – FTAC SiegeMaximum Damage decreased
Weapons (Handguns) – X13 AutoFixed an issue that caused the X13 Auto’s damage profile to be higher than intended
Maximum Damage decreased
Weapons (Shotguns) – MX GuardianMaximum Damage decreased
Close-mid Damage decreased
Mid Damage decreased
Mid-far Damage decreased
Minimum Damage decreased
Weapons (Submachine Guns) – ISO 45Fixed an issue with the ISO 45 causing its upper right leg damage to be lower than intended
Attachments – Ammunition (KV Broadside)12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath
Close-mid damage decreased
Attachments – Ammunition (MX Guardian)12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath
Maximum Damage decreased
Close-mid Damage decreased
Mid Damage decreased
Maximum Damage Range increased
Close-mid Damage Range increased
Mid Damage Range decreased
Minimum Damage Range decreased
Bug FixesFixed an issue where Snipers with High Explosive rounds could be found from Ground Loot in Ranked Play matches
Fixed an issue where, after the Player’s squad was eliminated, the Player left the match and received a prompt to rejoin the match
Fixed an issue where Players were able to have infinite Super Jumps by using a second Temp V field upgrade
Fixed an issue where equipping the Semi-Auto Trigger on the MX Guardian shotgun will cause the range to reduce severely while fighting AI in DMZ
Fixed an issue where the Squad Loadout crate is missing the in-world icon until it is pinged
Fixed an issue that prevented Players from being able to use the Gulag Token if they lost the Gulag previously in the match

A scan of the patch notes suggests that the adjustments to the Basilisk and X13 Auto were necessary bug fixes, given these weapons were doling out more damage than was originally intended. Conversely, the FTAC Siege seems to have taken a hit purely because its strength, even in its unmodified form, was a touch too much to handle.

This latest patch has brought with it a mixed bag of nerfs and buffs for a host of weapons, as well as a sprinkling of bug fixes for both Warzone and Call of Duty. The three pistol nerfs, though, could be a blow to operators who relish the rapid-fire, sprint-and-spray approach of dual-wielded pistols. None of these weapons are necessarily the crème de la crème of close-combat tools in Warzone, but each has its loyal fanbase and has proven useful in its own right, especially as backup firepower.

Call of Duty Warzone 2: New Recommendations Post-Nerfing – Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, and SMGs

Currently, it appears that sniper rifles, shotguns, and SMGs have largely dodged the nerf bullet in this latest update, so they could prove to be the perfect substitutes. Shotguns might particularly appeal to those who previously preferred Basilisk pistols with Snakeshot, given their similar functionality and purpose.

Season 4 Reloaded and it’s innovative Call of Duty x The Boys crossover may signify a new direction, but it’s clear that Activision is still in the process of ironing out the creases. It wouldn’t be a shock if a flurry of further updates were released, complete with their own set of nerfs and buffs, to ensure gameplay balance and smooth out any bumps that crop up. As the battlefield of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 continues to evolve, players will need to stay on their toes and adapt to the shifting sands of gameplay.

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Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is now available for Windows PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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