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Every Warzone Season 3 weapon buff & nerf: FFAR, AUG & more

Warzone Season 2’s most dominant weapons have finally been nerfed, so here’s every weapon change in Warzone Season 3.

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Warzone M16 and FFAR nerfed

Warzone Season 3 is here, and it’s brought a ton of weapon balance changes with it, including nerfs to the dominant M16, AUG, and FFAR. Here’s every weapon buff and nerf in Warzone Season 3.

Warzone Season 3 is officially here. On top of new Operators and weapons, a ton of adjustments have been made to Black Ops Cold War’s weapons in the battle royale.

While certain Cold War weapons were underpowered compared to their Modern Warfare counterparts, others killed way faster than the norm. As of Season 3, the AUG, M16, and FFAR have finally been nerfed, and other weapons such as the Krig 6 and Cold War AK-47 have been buffed.

Here’s every change that has been made to weapons and attachments in Warzone Season 3.

PPSH and Swiss K31 added to Warzone

As with all new Call of Duty seasons, players have been given some new weapons to play with in Season 3. These are the classic PPSH SMG and a new bolt-action sniper, the Swiss K31.

Swiss K31 in Cold War and Warzone

Both of these weapons are available in the Season 3 Battle Pass and can be equipped in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. You’ll unlock the PPSH quickly at Tier 15, and the Swiss K31 can be unlocked later at Tier 31.

M16, AUG, FFAR 1 nerfed in Warzone Season 3

The highlight of this update is the nerfing of the M16, AUG, and FFAR 1. These weapons dominated the entirety of Season 2, with their incredibly low time-to-kill making them the only viable choices.

Raven Software finally tamed the beasts, lowering the Tactical Rifles’ damage and fire rate. With these changes, the devs said, “you will now need to aim deliberately if you intend to kill quickly.”

Although the FFAR has received nerfs in the past, this one appears to be final. They’ve reduced its damage across the board and reduced its ADS speed again. Raven said that “the FFAR 1 will remain a respectable option following this change, but it should now be a playstyle preference rather than a loadout necessity.”

Warzone FFAR 1

Raven Software also proactively nerfed the Groza in anticipation of it becoming the new meta after the FFAR’s nerf. As streamer NICKMERCS explained, the Groza was a rival to the FFAR, and Raven was aware of this. They increased its recoil and lowered its ADS speed and damage to “allow for some healthy competition in this weapon category.”

Developers also expect the CR-56 AMAX to be the dominant gun at the beginning of Season 3. They said, “we are keeping a close eye on the AMAX. No king rules forever.

All Warzone Season 3 weapon changes

As well as nerfing Season 2’s most powerful weapons, they buffed some outliers and added a new attachment bonus – Position Concealment.

Here is the full list of buffs and nerfs to Warzone’s weapons and attachments in Season 3.

Assault Rifles


Cold War AK-47

  • Recoil pattern has been adjusted

FARA 83

  • Minimum damage increased from 25 to 26
  • Maximum damage decreased from 33 to 31
  • Maximum damage range increased by 17%
  • Recoil pattern has been adjusted

FFAR 1

  • Maximum damage decreased from 30 to 27
  • Maximum damage range decreased by 15%
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.1 to 1
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1.1 to 1
  • ADS speed decreased slightly

Groza

  • Recoil increased slightly
  • ADS speed decreased slightly
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1.3 to 1.1

Krig 6

  • Head damage multiplier changed from 1.4 to 1.5
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.3
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1
  • Lower torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1

QBZ-83

  • Move speed increased
  • ADS move speed increased
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.2
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1

Submachine Guns


LC10

  • Bullet velocity increased slightly

MAC-10

  • Maximum damage decreased by 1

Sniper Rifles


Pelington 703

  • ADS speed increased
  • Raise time increased slightly

Tactical Rifles


AUG (Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie)

  • Time between bursts increased by 33%
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.8 to 1.3

M16

  • Time between bursts increased by 10%
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.8 to 1.1

Attachments


Position Concealment 

  • Position Concealment will reduce the time your position is visible on the compass and minimap after firing. This effect has been added as a pro on both the Flashguard and SOCOM/KGB Eliminator.

 Barrels

  • 16.3” Rapid Fire (M16) 
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 58% 
  • 18” Rapid Fire (AUG) 
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 56% 
  • 15.9” Strike Team (M16) 
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 66% 
  • 18.2” Strike Team (AUG) 
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 64% 
  • 16.3” Titanium (M16) 
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 61% 
  • 17” Titanium (AUG) 
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 59% 
  • Sorokin 140mm Auto (Sykov) 
    • Minimum damage reduced from 23 to 19 
  • Sorokin 140mm Auto AND Akimbo (Sykov) 
    • Minimum damage reduced from 19 to 14 

Lasers 

  • Ember Sighting Point 
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20% 
  • SOF Target Designator 
    • Flashlight is now visible during hip-fire and ADS 

Magazines 

  • Salvo/VDV Fast Mag 
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20% 

Speed Mag 

  • Pistols 
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 40% 
  • SMGs 
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 30% 
  • Snipers 
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%

Muzzles 

  • Flashguard 
    • Added Position Concealment pro 
  •  SOCOM/KGB Eliminator 
    • Added Position Concealment pro 

Optics 

  • SUSAT MultiZoom 
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 10%
  • Ultrazoom Custom 
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20% 
  • Vulture Custom Zoom 
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%

Rear Grips 

  • Increases to ADS speed reduced by roughly 10%

You can try out these new weapons on the new Warzone map, and take part in the “Hunt for Adler” event.

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Best Oden loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

The Oden deals significant damage at range, so here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone Oden loadout for Season 3.

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Best Warzone Oden Loadout

With a low fire rate but serious damage, the Oden is a solid choice of weapon to use in Warzone Season 3. Here are the attachments and perks to maximize its potential and make the best Warzone Oden loadout.

As Warzone has developed, fights are often decided at range. Long-range guns such as the AUG, Kar98k, and AMAX have shot up in popularity, and if built right, the Oden can contend with any of these weapons. Modern Warfare’s Assault Rifles are usually fast firing with low recoil. Still, the Oden prioritizes damage per bullet over fire rate, allowing it to blast away enemies’ armor at any range.

We’ve put together the attachments and perks you should run to dominate Verdansk ’84 with the best Warzone Oden loadout.

Best Warzone Oden loadout

Warzone Oden in gunsmith

Best Warzone Oden loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor
  • Barrel: Oden Factory 730mm
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

The Oden dominates in the long lines of sight that Warzone offers. With a slow fire rate but a powerful punch, the Oden is devastating in the hands of an accurate player. We’ve built this Oden to maximize its accuracy and damage at range, making it a great choice for any player.

To increase the weapon’s effective damage range and recoil control, we’ve added the Colossus Suppressor. While large and heavy, this silencer improves the Oden’s recoil control, bullet velocity, and damage range. For a bonus, you’ll be hidden from the minimap when firing.

Oden

To further improve its damage range, the Oden Factory 730mm barrel is a perfect choice. Your damage over range will be improved further, but you won’t be slowed down as much as if you use the 810mm option. It’s worth using the popular Commando Foregrip for extra recoil control, too.

For optics, there’s no better scope than the VLK 3.0x Optic. This magnified scope offers great visibility at all ranges, which will make aiming for the head and chest much easier when using the Oden at a distance. And finally, to make sure you can drop several enemies before reloading, the 30 Round Mags will be necessary.

Best perks for Warzone Oden class

best perks Warzone Oden class

Perk 1 – Double Time

The Oden is one of the heaviest Assault Rifles Warzone has to offer, so if you want some extra mobility while navigating the map, Double Time is the perk for you. You’ll be able to Tactical Sprint for longer and crouch walks faster to help strafe in engagements.

Perk 2 – Overkill/Ghost

As this Oden is built for long-range, it’s worth running an SMG or Shotgun for fighting up close, and Overkill will allow you to carry two primary weapons.

Once you have your guns, you should try to get Ghost from your next loadout to be hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Perk 3 – Amped

And finally, with the weight of the Oden, weapon swapping will be agonizingly slow, so Amped will remove that delay, allowing you to switch guns instantly.

Oden

How to unlock the Oden

Players looking to make the best Warzone Oden loadout will first need to unlock this Assault Rifle. Interested individuals can unlock this weapon by reaching level 28 in either the Call of Duty battle royale or Modern Warfare, so a couple of hours of playing should have you adding this weapon to your inventory without any trouble.

Best Alternatives

If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.

Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Swiss K31 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k

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How to play Warzone Strat Roulette

You can set yourself fun challenges in Warzone with random Loadouts and special rules by playing Strat Roulette, so here’s how.

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How to play Warzone Strat Roulette

Warzone players have been shaking up their gameplay with fun challenges set by Strat Roulette, so here’s how to play.

While Warzone is known for being uber-competitive at times, sometimes it’s fun to play with off-meta weapons and strategies for a change of scenery and a unique challenge. With over a hundred weapons to choose from and a ton that are viable in Season 3, it can be tough to choose which weapons to deploy.

This is where the Warzone Strat Roulette website comes in. By using this site, you can randomize your Loadout, Drop Zone, Vehicle, and give yourself a Special Rule.

Here’s how to play Warzone Strategy Roulette.

Warzone loadout drops

Playing Warzone Strat Roulette is simple:

  1. Head to Warzone Strat Roulette on your browser
  2. Make sure each category is selected, or deselect the options you don’t want
  3. Hit ‘Roll’
  4. Play CoD: Warzone and stick to the Loadout, Drop Zone, Vehicle, and Special Rule you’re assigned

The Loadout option will assign you with weapons from your loadout or force you to stick to specific Tiers of Ground Loot. Attachments are completely up to you but you could end with some of the best loadouts, or be left stuck with only using common weapons from the floor.

And, as it says on the tin, the Drop Zone will give you a random named location to land in. However, you should bear in mind that the Drop Zone list hasn’t been updated for Season 3 and Verdansk ’84, so if it says ‘Quarry,’ you should go to Salt Mine, and ‘Dam’ is Summit.

Warzone player dropping in Verdansk 84

Whatever Vehicle the randomizer lands on is the only one you can use for the game, which may be tough if you get the ‘Vehicular Manslaughter’ Special Rule, in which you must run over every enemy you see.

Special Rules are set challenges to complete during the match, ranging from a mild inconvenience to downright frustrating.

Here are some of the options available:

  • Farmer: Jump from the plane with the AFK’ers
  • Lounge Chair: You can only get kills from a vehicle (no roadkills, shooting from a seat)
  • Heads Up: You must fire at least 3 warning shots close to the enemy before hitting them
  • Afraid of Heights: You can’t go above the first story of any building.

Bear in mind that there are no rewards or incentives offered, it’s simply a tool to give yourself a fun challenge inside Warzone.

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How to get Warzone’s $100 M.O.A.B bundle: Date, contents

Call of Duty: Warzone is set to receive a massive bundle containing a huge amount of items for $100. Here’s what we know about the M.O.A.B bundle.

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The “Mother Of All Bundles” is on its way to Call of Duty: Warzone, and this is everything we know about the gigantic, $100 bundle of cosmetics and goodies.

Speculation is running rampant about the nature of Call of Duty’s epic M.O.A.B Battle Pass bundle that is set to be one of, if not the, biggest bundles in Call of Duty history.

It’s caught the public’s attention due to its hefty $100 price tag, which begs the question as to what it actually contains. With hot announcements happening such as Rambo and John McClane being revealed as surprise inclusions to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, a mega bundle is just the tip of the iceberg.

When will Warzone’s M.O.A.B Battle Pass bundle release?

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At this moment in time, we’re not exactly sure when players can expect to buy it as Activision has given no other further details regarding its potential release date at this juncture.

We can only speculate that it will coincide with the launch Warzone Season 3 Reloaded or with the beginning of Season 4.

Once we have the official date we will update this page.

What’s in the M.O.A.B Battle Pass bundle in CoD?

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The Official Call of Duty store is bucking the trend for Call of Duty bundles by keeping the M.O.A.B details a secret right now, so they currently don’t want people to know what’s in it.

If you view the bundle on the Call of Duty store, you will see the name of the bundle, the price, and that’s it. But the overriding thought is that given that it’s the “Battle Pass” bundle, the $100 M.O.A.B bundle is set to include every item from all of the previous Battle Passes for Warzone.

It’ll be great for players to catch up on any previously missed content that is now unobtainable.

How much will the Warzone M.O.A.B Battle Pass bundle cost?

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The graphic for the bundle indicates that players will have to part with a whopping 10,000 COD Points if they want to acquire this mysterious set of items.

To break this down, as previously stated, the M.O.A.B Battle Pass bundle will cost players $99 or £84.99 to provide themselves with the necessary COD Points.

Details are obviously a bit scarce at the moment regarding the M.O.A.B Battle Pass bundle, so we will be updating this page with additional information once more is known about it.

Also, learn more about COD Points and how they work.

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