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Warzone Fara 83 AR gets major recoil nerf in June 30 update

The June 30 update for Call of Duty: Warzone rolled out a nerf for the Fara 83 Assault Rifle that made some significant changes to its recoil.

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The Fara 83 has been dominating Season 4 of Call of Duty: Warzone, which led to Raven Software rolling out a new update on June 30 to help balance this powerful weapon with a nerf to its recoil control in a couple of ways.

Season 4 brought plenty of weapon buffs and nerfs to the world of Warzone, with one of the most significant being the changes to Spetsnaz RPK and CMV Mil-Spec barrels for Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifle, which added a large amount of vertical and horizontal recoil.

These recoil buffs made way for the Fara 83 Assault Rifle to ascend to be the best weapon in the Season 4 meta following the nerf of the MG 82 LMG.

However, Raven Software took community feedback regarding the Fara 83 having too little recoil and rolled out the June 30 update, which applied a Warzone Fara 83 nerf in the hope to better balance this Assault Rifle.

Warzone Fara 83 Nerf

Warzone Fara 83 Nerf

The Warzone Fara 83 nerf came in the form of two different recoil control reductions.

The weapon itself received an increase in its overall recoil, while the Spetsnaz RPK barrel for this Assault Rifle had both its vertical and horizontal recoil control reduced from 15% to 10%.

You can find Raven Software’s reasoning for the Warzone Fara 83 nerf below:

“We are satisfied with the overall direction of adding Recoil Control to BOCW Barrels. However, we would like the effectiveness of a Weapon to grow with the wielder as they improve. We felt with the magnitude by which recoil was being reduced, there was hardly any room left to master the control of these Weapons. We want Weapons to reward you for learning their reload timings, recoil patterns, and bullets to kill,” the developer stated.

Warzone Fara 83 Nerf

Your proficiency with a Weapon should be a journey that is worked toward with an equivalent payoff. When we make Weapons too effective and too easy to control, there is no journey of mastery and we can become disinterested with these Weapons much quicker – which we feel can be a disservice,” the developer continued in the official patch notes. “Even after these changes, we understand that there may still be incredibly effective and easy to control Weapons when enough Recoil Control is applied through attachments. We will continue to target these Weapons as they arise to ensure that they strike a satisfactory balance between upside and downside.”

While this Warzone Fara 83 Nerf looks to have made the weapon less of a laser beam at far distances, it still is very manageable at medium and close distances, which looks to not have fully addressed the complaints that some community members have had with the recoil.

It remains to be seen how effective this Warzone Fara 83 nerf will be, as it will take a couple of days for the community of the Call of Duty battle royale to get a feel for how this change will affect the game for the foreseeable future.

For more Warzone, check out the nerf that the Nail Gun received in the June 30 update, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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New Cold War and Warzone weapons teased in Season 5 cinematic

Clever CoD fans have spotted several new weapons teased in the Warzone and Cold War Season 5 cinematic, which are likely to arrive soon.

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Warzone Season 5 Operator with TEC-9s

In the latest cinematic trailer, eagle-eyed Call of Duty fans have spotted the likely candidates for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5’s weapons.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 brought some extremely powerful weapons to the mix, such as the C58 Assault Rifle and Nail Gun. Season 5 has finally been revealed, and players are keen to learn what new weapons Treyarch and Raven Software will bring.

The leaked Season 5 artwork revealed the TEC-9 Pistol would be coming to Call of Duty for the first time, but eagle-eyed fans have spotted several other weapons that have been teased.

Here’s every teased weapon from Season 5’s cinematic trailer.

TEC-9

Warzone and Cold War Season 5 official artwork

Fans first spotted the TEC-9 Pistol when the key art for Warzone and Cold War Season 5 was leaked. The brand-new Operator was seen wielding the automatic pistol Akimbo in both the artwork and now the teaser trailer.

This pistol has never been seen in Call of Duty before, but it could be extremely powerful at close range when dual-wielded.

Soviet Cosmonaut TP-82 Survival Sidearm

In this new trailer, Woods wields a brand-new one-handed Shotgun which some believe to be the Soviet Cosmonaut TP-82 Survival Sidearm.

Russian astronauts brought this small Shotgun to space, so they had some protection when landing in the Siberian wilderness. This sidearm has two Shotgun barrels and a lower rifle barrel that shoots 7.62mm rounds. Fans of Battlefield V will find it extremely familiar to the M30 Drilling, which doubled up as both a Shotgun and Rifle.

There’s no guarantee this is the TP-82, but it looks and acts extremely like it. Whatever this new weapon is, it’s sure to be a unique addition to Season 5.

EM1 Bullpup

Reddit user Vengance183 spotted what appears to be the British EM-1 in the Season 5 cinematic. This was an experimental weapon from the 1940s and was considered high-tech for its day.

One of the Warzone and Cold War Season 5 weapons is carried by Woods’ mysterious new squad member, and we get a good view when he drops it after using it as a club. Vengance183 paused the cinematic here, and we can see that it bears a striking resemblance to the EM-1 Rifle.

This won’t be the first time Cold War brings classic weapons to the game, with the PPSH-41 arriving in Season 3.

And that’s all the new weapons Black Ops Cold War players have spotted in the Season 5 cinematic! We expect a roadmap soon, and then we’ll get official confirmation of all of the new season’s upcoming weapons.

For more Call of Duty, check out when the next Double XP event will be active.

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Warzone August 5 update patch notes: Krig 6 & CX-9 changes

In a surprise Warzone update on August 5, Raven Software made significant changes to the popular Krig 6 and brand-new CX-9 SMG.

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Raven Software has released a new Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Warzone on August 5. This new Game Settings update brings a small number of changes.

The Krig 6 has been the most dominant and popular weapon since Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, but the August 5 update is set to change that.

The new update brings a significant nerf to Black Ops Cold War’s Krig 6, as well as Modern Warfare’s newly released CX-9 SMG.

Warzone CX-9 SMG

Warzone Krig 6 nerfed & CX-9 buffed

Although we’re fast approaching August 12’s Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5, Raven Software has treated fans to two surprise updates this week. First, the long-awaited CX-9 and the Soap Operator bundle finally arrived, and now Raven has released a small, but likely meta-changing, balance update.

In this surprise update, the Krig 6 received an impactful nerf. This weapon was known for its extremely high accuracy and ability to dominate at range. While it still remains as accurate as before, its Lower Torso Multiplier and Maximum Damage Range have been hit.

The Krig 6 will still be able to melt enemies at medium range, but it’ll likely struggle in those long-distance engagements. The C58 Assault Rifle has been a close 2nd place in terms of effectiveness, so it could become the meta once again.

And another surprising tweak, the CX-9 has been buffed. Both its mid damage range and Headshot multiplier have been increased, so the CX-9’s place appears to have been solidified as more of a long-range SMG, that’ll be perfect to pair with Sniper Rifles.

You can check out the exact values below.

Warzone August 5 Update Patch Notes

Krig 6 Warzone Season 4
  • Krig 6 (BOCW)
    • Lower Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1
    • Maximum Damage Range decreased from 1500 to 1400
  • CX-9 (MW)
    • Increased mid damage range from 20 to 21
    • Increased Headshot Multiplier from 1.4 to 1.45

For more Warzone, check out YouTuber JGOD’s top tip to boost your K/D and help you win more gunfights.

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JGOD reveals his top tip to boost your Warzone K/D & win more gunfights

JGOD has broken down his top tip to help you win more gunfights and boost your Warzone kill to death ratio.

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JGOD and Alex operator from Warzone

Warzone YouTuber JGOD has broken down the simple trick you can use to win more gunfights and “instantly raise your K/D.”

‘Centering’ is a term you may have heard your favorite Call of Duty and Warzone pros use, as it’s one of the most important aspects of any FPS game. Make sure your aim is ‘centered’ and already where you expect enemies to be will allow you to snap onto them much quicker, giving you the edge in gunfights.

Using examples from Warzone’s top professional players, YouTuber JGOD has broken down how important centering is to improve your K/D ratio and winning more gunfights.

What is centering in Warzone?

Centering in Warzone

As JGOD explains, centering is keeping your crosshair in the center of your screen so you’re always ready for a player to appear. This means aiming at chest height at all times where you expect enemies to be, whether that’s in doorways, windows, or out in the open. JGOD explained that sometimes that tiny adjustment you have to make if you’re not centered “is enough to lose you the gunfight.”

Using his own example, when JGOD is aiming at the floor, he has to massively adjust to aim at an enemy, and messes up his shots. He then corrects himself, centers his aim, and easily wins the fight.

He explains that controllers players tend to be the most guilty of aiming at the floor, as his own centering is much better when playing on keyboard and mouse. It could be a battle royale problem, as you’re constantly looking at the ground for loot.

JGOD Warzone centering examples

JGOD then uses top Warzone pro Tommey as an example, explaining how good centering can even correct mistakes. In the middle of a fight, Tommey expected a player to swing through a doorway and was centered ready for the player. Instead, the player dropped down one of the fireman’s poles, and because Tommey was centered, he easily adjusted his aim slightly to the right to win the gunfight.

As another perfect example of centering, JGOD analyzes DougIsRaw’s gameplay. Before Doug dropped down a ladder into the stairs of one of the apartment buildings, he took a second to center his aim to chest height. This allowed him to drop down already with perfect aim, and easily got the kill.

While centering is just instinct for Warzone’s top players, JGOD said that you’ll have to “consciously work on it day after day.” Just keep centering in mind while playing, and you’ll find your gameplay will improve immensely.

For more tips on how to improve at Warzone, check out the best guns in Warzone, and also the best FOV settings.

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