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Every weapon buff & nerf in Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update

The Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded update brings weapon buffs and nerfs that are sure to impact the current meta.

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The Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded update has arrived on March 23. Season 2 Reloaded brought various weapon balance changes so here’s every buff and nerf from the update.

The initial Season 2 update introduced a ton of changes and put Warzone in a balanced state as far as weapons are concerned. Most of the major tweaks were addressed with the previous update but Season 2 Reloaded still has its fair share of significant changes.

As is customary with most major updates, certain attachments were also tweaked which is sure to impact the performance of weapons. To get a better understanding of the best weapons in Warzone, let’s take look at every buff and nerf in Warzone Season 2 Reloaded.

Warzone Season 2 Reloaded weapon buffs and nerfs

The devs mainly focused on improving the viability of Marksman Rifles while also dishing out nerfs to meta weapons like the Vargo 52 and Welgun. The Sten SMG also received a much-needed magazine size increase that could result in it rising up the SMG rankings.

Thankfully, the Vargo 52 wasn’t hit too bad and those who were still getting accustomed to the Assault Rifle should still find success with the weapon. It will be very interesting to see if the major buff to Marksman Rifle Bullet Velocity will make them popular amongst Warzone players.

It’s also important to note that all Vanguard Shotguns received a 10% increase in Damage. This may seem like a strange decision given the devs previously nerfed Shotguns in Season 1 as they were considered overpowered.

Assault Rifles

  • Vargo 52 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 28 to 27
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 24 to 23
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased from 1.2 to 1.3
  • Volkssturmgewehr (VG)
    • Gun Kick adjusted

Marksman Rifles

  • G-43 (VG)
    • Bullet Velocity increased by 13.8%
  • M1 Garand (VG)
    • Bullet Velocity increased by 14.3%
    • ADS Movement Speed increased from .86 to 1
    • ADS Interrupt Time increased from 300ms to 250ms

SVT-40 (VG)

  • Bullet Velocity increased by 16%

Sniper Rifles

  • 3-Line Rifle (VG)
    • [Controller Only] Aim Assist enabled when not in ADS
  • Type 99 (VG)
    • [Controller Only] Aim Assist enabled when not in ADS

Submachine Guns

  • Sten (VG)
    • 7.62 Gorenko Capacity increased from 32 to 36
    • .45 ACP Round Fast Mags Capacity increased from 28 to 32
    • 9mm Mags Capacity increased from 20 to 28
  • Welgun (VG)
    • Fire Rate decreased by 2.2%
    • Recoil increased slightly

Shotguns

  • Vanguard Shotgun Damage increased by 10%.
  • Einhorn Revolving (VG)
    • Magazine Capacity increased from 5 to 6

Melee

  • Most Melee Weapons now execute a Melee Finisher on a second consecutive strike.

Warzone Season 2 Reloaded attachment buffs and nerfs

Season 2 Reloaded attachment changes are set to impact SMGs above all other weapons. This is due to a significant nerf to Hollow Point ammunition as the devs revealed an “ongoing goal with ammunition to provide options and move away from a singular choice.”

The Welgun received a monstrous nerf as the popular 320 SA Shrouded barrel’s recoil control decreased from 36% to 15%. In addition, the Welgun’s 7.62 Gorenko 40 Round Mags also received tweaks making it less effective overall. Early signs point to the Welgun losing its crown as the current SMG King.

Ammunititon

  • Hollow Point
    • Damage Range now decreased by 20%

Barrel

  • 3-Line Rifle (VG)
    • 500mm MN Custom
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
         
  • Kar98k (VG)
    • VDD 660mm 05HE
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
         
  • Type 100 (VG)
    • Warubachi 134mm Rapid
      • Visual Recoil decreased
         
  • Type 99 (VG)
    • Shiraishi 712mm Sniper
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
         
  • Welgun (VG)
    • 320mm SA Shrouded
      • Recoil Control decreased from 36% to 15%

Rear Grip

  • Sniper Rifles
    • Airborne Elastic Wrap (BOCW)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
    • Dropshot Wrap (BOCW)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
    • Field Tape (BOCW)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
    • SASR Jungle Grip (BOCW)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
    • Polymer Grip (VG)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit

Magazine

  • Einhorn Revolving (VG)
    • 16 Gauge 12 Round Cylinder
      • Magazine Capacity increased from 7 to 12
      • Reload Speed increased slightly
    • Birdshot 6 Round Cylinder
      • Reload Speed increased slightly
  • Welgun (VG)
    • .45 48 Round Mags
      • Visual Recoil decreased
    • 7.62 Gorenko 40 Round Mags
      • Fire Rate increased from 11% to 12%
      • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 29
      • Mid Damage decreased from 26 to 25
      • Min Damage decreased from 21 to 20
      • Recoil Control decreased from 22% to 16%

Perk

DP27 (VG)

  • Hardscope
    • Recoil Control decreased

That was every weapon buff and nerf in the Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded update. For more, check out how to unlock the Armaguerra 43 SMG in Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded.

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Warzone 2 leak claims long-awaited console FOV slider is coming to sequel

According to a top Warzone player’s leak, the long-awaited FOV slider could be available to Warzone 2 console players upon release.

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A top Warzone player has claimed that Warzone 2 will come equipped with the highly requested FOV slider on console.

Activision announced that Warzone Season 5 will be the final season and major content release of the classic CoD battle royale. Despite the exciting new features coming in Season 5, players can’t help but look forward to Warzone 2.

In August, a leak revealed a possible release date for the battle royale sequel. This leaked date of November 16 has players extremely excited to discover the next chapter of Warzone. In addition, it seems like players could finally be getting their most desired feature that was missing from the original.

Console players have been asking for a Warzone FOV slider since the Verdansk days. Of course, the feature never made its way to Warzone, and with Season 5 being its finale, this will remain the case.

The good news is, that a top Warzone player by the name of Metaphor is now claiming that console players’ biggest wish will be fulfilled as an FOV slider is set to make its way to Warzone 2.

Interestingly enough Metaphor also claims that an FOV slider will be available to those on last-generation consoles as well. According to their source, the FOV slider will also feature in Modern Warfare 2 and DMZ.

While players weren’t shocked to see the feature’s rumored inclusion for multiplayer, the leak has given players hope that Warzone 2 could be a smoother experience than Warzone: “multiplayer i’d expect as Vanguard had it, i hope this means Warzone 2 is optimised better.”

Of course, this raises another question concerning the optimization of Warzone. Some questioned “how the hell a fat PS4 or a VCR xbox one from almost 10 years ago is going to run WZ2 on 120 FOV with consistent frames?,” to which Metaphor replied, “it won’t.”

This indicates that Metaphor believes either last generation consoles will not have a maximum FOV of 120, or that they’ll have to sacrifice frame rates to access wider FOVs. Being able to access 120 FOV with consistent frames seems too good to be true when it comes to last-generation hardware.

Keep in mind that these are just leaks, so we’ll have to wait and see what’s in store for Warzone 2 console players. However, if these early claims turn out to be true, players could be pleased to finally receive the top item on their wishlist.


For more, check out how players shared their Call of Duty Next reveal wishlist for Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2.

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How to use Doomsday Station in Warzone & unlock unique cosmetic

The Doomsday Station is making its way to Caldera with the Warzone Season 5 update, and here’s how the device works.

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Warzone Season 5’s new Doomsday Station device is set to shake up Caldera, so here’s how to use it to earn a unique cosmetic and in-game rewards.

Warzone Season 5 is sending off the battle royale with a bang thanks to the new weapons up for grabs, familiar villains returning, and new modes to discover. The new content doesn’t stop there as Raven Software are also introducing several new items for players to utilize.

One of these new items is the Doomsday Station, and it has the potential to shake up Warzone gameplay. Those who harness the power of the Doomsday Station could set themselves up for an easy battle royale victory, so let’s find out how it works.

Warzone Doomsday Station explained

Players who activate a Doomsday Station during the primary BR game mode will trigger a series of events on Caldera. After a Doomsday Station has been activated, enemy AI including soldiers and helicopters will arrive at your location for a direct assault.

It’ll be up to you and your teammates to remain close to the Doomsday Station and defend yourself against the oncoming attackers. If done successfully, players will earn a unique cosmetic reward as well as powerful in-game items.

Activating the Doomsday Station is not enough on its own and only those who survive the onslaught will receive the rewards. The cosmetic up for grabs is a Watch for your Operator, and while we don’t know which in-game items will act as rewards, they’re expected to change the flow of the game and set you up for a victory.

You’ll want to keep in mind that it will cost a total of $10,000 to activate the Doomsday Station, so saving up cash is a necessary step of the process. In addition, only one Doomsday Station will appear across Caldera per match. This practically guarantees that it will be a heavily contested location.

Speaking of location, the Doomsday Station will not appear in the same spot every match. Instead, it has multiple spawn locations, so you’ll have to keep an eye out and be ready for anything.


For more, check out how Warzone Season 5’s Gulag is inspired by the fan-favorite Showers map.

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Warzone Season 5 Gulag inspired by fan-favorite Showers map

A brand-new Gulag is coming to Warzone in the Season 5 update, which is seemingly familiar to the classic Showers map.

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The Warzone Season 5 update will refresh the Gulag, and for the final season, it seems players will be getting a dose of nostalgia.

Warzone is coming to the end of its lifespan, with the Season 5 update looking to bring players one last hoorah before Warzone 2.

As well as a bunch of new weapons like the EX1 and Valois Revolver, Warzone players will also be getting a new Field Upgrade and Personal Supply Box Killstreak. While players try out this new content in-game, they will also notice a change in the Gulag.

The Gulag is an important space for players, as they will often find themselves trying to get back to the map and earn a victory. The layout for the Gulag has changed a lot over the seasons, but it seems Season 5 will be taking the Gulag back to its roots.

The Caldera Gulag for Warzone Season 5 will be a reimagined layout of the original Showers map. The Call of Duty blog states that players will be fighting it out in a “face-off pit inspired by an old favorite.”

Although it is not exactly confirmed, the image gives it away, as it is clearly one of the spawns of the classic Showers Gulag, but with a “new volcanic” theme.

Although it is reimagined, this will still be a nostalgic experience for players, as it is the original layout for Warzone’s second chance saloon. This may also spark some nostalgia for Verdansk, as players have been extremely eager to see the original Warzone Battle Royale map return.

There may be differences in the layout, as it has been reimagined, but as more details are revealed we will be sure to update you so stay tuned to Charlie Intel.


For more on Warzone Season 5, check out how to play the new Operation Last Call LTM.

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