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Warzone June 2 update patch notes: STG 44, Throwing Knife, & Restock nerfs

Here are Warzone’s full June 2 patch notes which bring significant nerfs to the STG44, Throwing Knife, and Restock Perk.

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Warzone Pacific’s Season 3 Reloaded completely shook up the game with its changes, but the devs are introducing more changes with the June 2 update. Here are the full patch notes.

Players are still getting used to the various changes introduced via the Season 3 Reloaded update, and it seems like more changes are on the way. With a ton of Vanguard weapons at the forefront of the Warzone meta lately, it’s no surprise to see the devs nerf the most overpowered weapon in the game.

While the weapon balancing changes will catch the attention of most players, the devs also issued bug fixes that are set to improve the overall Warzone gameplay experience.

Warzone update nerfs STG 44, Throwing Knife, & Restock

Players will be happy to learn that the June 2 update has nerfed what many were calling the most broken weapon in the game. The STG44 had its damage range reduced from 30.1 meters to 27.9 meters.

It remains to be seen if this nerf will be enough to stop the STG’s dominance as the best weapon in Warzone at the moment. In addition, the Throwing Knife Lethal Equipment will now deal 200 damage instead of 300 damage to the upper torso. This is a major nerf, but ultimately a necessary one to match the health increase across Warzone.

The third major nerf of this update went to the Restock Perk, which had its recharge time increased from 25 seconds to 30 seconds.

Warzone June 2 update patch notes

MODES

Champion of Caldera

Up to 150 Players. A single, continuously closing circle. One winner.

Read more information about this new mode here.

GAMEPLAY

  • Recon Drone Field Upgrades have been removed from Underground Transit System loot.
  • Reduced the spawn rate of Radar Jammer Field Upgrade on Rebirth Island.
     

» Perks «

  • Serpentine
    • Updated description text to better represent behavior of damage reduction.
       
  • Restock
    • Recharge Time increased to 30 seconds, up from 25 seconds
       

» Lethal Equipment «

  • Throwing Knife
    • Upper Torso Damage decreased to 200, down from 300

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue causing unintended delays following certain actions while using the H4 Blixen (VG).
  • Fixed an issue causing the “Wakizashi” Camo Challenge to not track progress.
  • Fixed various issues with the Squad Total Cash counter such as it 1) including the cash of a Player who has left the match and 2) not behaving correctly when Players are in the Gulag.
  • Fixed an issue causing unintended visuals during the Caldera Infil cinematic.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Buy Station UI to sometimes prompt the Player to confirm their choice.

WEAPONS

» Assault Rifles «
 

  • Assault Rifle Alpha (VG)
    • Max Damage Range decreased to 27.9 meters, down from 30.1 meters
       
  • NZ-41 (VG)
    • Max Damage decreased to 37, down from 40
    • Min Damage increased to 34, up from 32
    • Recoil deviation decreased
    • Recoil intensity decreased
    • Muzzle Velocity increased by 10%
    • 8mm Klauser 40 Round Mags
      • Damage Range Penalty decreased to -10%, down from -20%
      • Damage Penalty has been removed
      • Fire Scaler has been removed
         
    • 6.5mm Sakura 50 Round Mags
      • Damage Penalty has been removed
      • Fire Scaler decreased to 5%, down from 12%

» Submachine Guns «
 

  • H4 Blixen (VG)
    • 7.62 Gorenko 36 Round Mags
      • Torso Damage multiplier decreased to 13%, down from 15%
    • Jonsson 9″ RMK
      • Min Damage decreased to 30, down from 33

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Warzone expert claims overlooked LMG’s TTK outshines best weapons in Season 4 Reloaded

According to a Warzone expert an underrated LGM can surpass the KG M40 as the best long-range weapon in Season 4 Reloaded.

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It’s been some time since an LMG has dominated the long-range Warzone meta, but an expert believes that this could be the case in Season 4 Reloaded.

Thanks to balanced buffs and nerfs in the Season 4 Reloaded update, Warzone’s long-range meta is quite varied at the moment. Despite the diversity, the KG M40 is marginally considered the best weapon in Warzone.

Popular weapons tend to hog the spotlight in Warzone and the KG M40 is currently the most popular weapon in Warzone. However, a Warzone expert believes that an LMG with an incredible TTK can outshine every long-range option in Season 4 Reloaded, including the KG M40.

The UGM-8 made its way to Warzone at the start of Season 4 and had an immediate impact thanks to a powerful burst loadout. Now, Warzone expert WhosImmortal believes that a fully automatic loadout for the UGM-8 has what it takes to rise to the top of the long-range meta.

Players have been calling for LMG buffs so the class can compete with overpowered Assault Rifles. Thanks to an incredible TTK over range, the UGM-8 can outshine the NZ-41, Vargo 52, and KG M40. As WhosImmortal puts it: “we’re outgunning everything with this thing.”

WhosImmortal backs up his claim with stats and it’s clear to see just how much the UGM-8 dominates when it comes to TTK. Of course, the KG M40 is the more accurate of the two, but if you’re confident in your aim, then utilizing the LMG’s absurd TTK is your best bet.

WhosImmortal’s Warzone UGM-8 loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Bernard XL214 736mm
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Mercier WT Ancre
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

For starters, the Bernard XL214 736mm is one of the weapon’s fully automatic barrels and it will help with recoil control while also increasing bullet velocity.

The most important attachment is without a doubt the 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box as it is vital in maximizing the UGM-8’s TTK. If you want to use the LMG as a medium-range aggressive weapon then you can opt for a smaller magazine size.

Most of the remaining attachments like Tight Grip, Hatched Grip, M1930 Strife Angled, and Mercier WT Ancre contribute to the weapon’s aiming stability and recoil control. While the LMG boasts a fantastic TTK, making your shots count and taming the weapon is the key to this loadout’s success.


For more, check out our guide to the highest K/D weapons in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Best MP40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded

Here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment to make the best MP40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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The MP40 SMG is a great choice for close-range combat, and here are the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you can use for the best MP40 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

Warzone Pacific features a variety of powerful SMGs that you can use in close-range battles, and the MP40 remains a viable pick in Warzone because of its minimal recoil and decent damage.

Even after the meta changes following the arrival of the Season 4 Reloaded weapon buffs and nerfs, you can still use the MP40 to cause some serious pain. We’ll go over the ideal attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to do that.

Here’s the best MP40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

Best Warzone MP40 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: VDD 189mm Short
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk: Steady
  • Perk 2: Quick

This Warzone MP40 loadout will start by equipping the Recoil Booster muzzle and VDD 189mm Short barrel to boost the weapon’s damage range while lowering its TTK.

The Krausnick 33M Foldingm1941 Hand Stop, and Stippled Grip will help bring the weapon’s recoil under control. You can then use the Slate Reflector optic to eliminate enemies from a distance.

We went with the 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags as our magazine choice to ensure that the weapon has plenty of ammo, and the Lengthened ammo type will provide a boost to bullet velocity.

For our perks, we went with Steady to boost movement speed while aiming down sights, and Quick to improve movement speed so that we can get around the map quickly.

Best Warzone MP40 Perks and Equipment 

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

E.O.D will protect you from explosive damage from Grenades, and Overkill will allow you to pair the MP40 with an Assault Rifle like the Cooper Carbine. For our final Perk, we went with Amped to quickly swap between the two weapons.

Coming to our choice of equipment the Semtex will allow you to deal damage to multiple foes and a Stim will give you a quick health boost.

How to unlock the MP40 in Warzone Pacific

If you want to get your hands on the MP40 in Warzone and Vanguard, then you’ll need to reach Rank 16. You can do this after hopping into a few matches and playing well until you level up.

Once you reach Rank 16, this weapon will automatically be added to your inventory, so you don’t need to worry about completing some long and difficult unlock challenge first.

Best Warzone Pacific alternatives to MP40

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the Warzone MP40 then the Macro 5 is a great SMG choice that’s ideal for close-range combat. The H4 Blixen is another great option that boasts an impressive K/D ratio.


For more Warzone content, you can check out how players are begging the devs to make Champion of Caldera LTM permanent and the frustrating reason why the devs can’t buff Modern Warfare weapon attachments.

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Warzone players beg devs to make Champion of Caldera LTM permanent

Warzone’s Champion of Caldera has been a massive hit amongst players and they’re desperate to see the LTM become a permanent mode.

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The Champion of Caldera LTM is one of Warzone’s most popular playlist additions and players are begging the devs to make it a permanent mode in Season 4 Reloaded.

The Warzone playlist changes every week with new modes replacing old ones in a constant cycle. This rotation helps keep the game feeling fresh as players are never stuck with the same modes for too long.

Warzone LTMs are usually a big success amongst players as they offer an escape from the gameplay formula they’re used to. Previously, Operation Monarch, Caldera Clash, and Golden Plunder have all been LTMs that players seemed to enjoy.

However, the nature of a limited time mode is self-explanatory, in that it is meant to only be around for a short amount of time. In this short period, players have grown to love the Champion of Caldera mode, so much so that they’re now demanding that the devs make it permanent.

Champion of Caldera has been around since Season 3 Reloaded and the mode allows you to spawn in with your choice of loadout. With no need to loot for top-tier weapons, your goal is to survive amidst a constantly-closing circle that forces a ton of engagements.

Reddit user chopbustre produces an explanation in favor of the mode staying, in which they claim that the constant action has actually made them a better Warzone player: “My game sense and skill has improved dramatically over the last week. I am a 1 KD player who has upped to 1.6 since I started playing this mode.”

It seems there are benefits to playing Champion of Caldera beyond the fact that it is a fun Warzone experience. With over 200 upvotes at the time of writing, it’s no surprise that several players shared the OP’s sentiment:

“Fully agree. The constant circling and no camping truly is the best. In regular caldera people get loadout in sit in the same place all game. This definitely minimizes that and makes this mode more enjoyable.”

It’s rare to see such a large group of players all in agreement over the fact that the “mode needs to stay.” In fact, most players unanimously agreed when it came to the mode’s one issue: “they need to take out the ability to shoot/kill people in the air off the plane drop.”

Since players drop in fully equipped with their top loadouts, the ability to shoot players out of the air can ruin the fun from the get-go. Nonetheless, Champion of Caldera has been a resounding success for the Warzone community and it’s clear to see why they want it to stay.


For more, check out when to expect Warzone Pacific Season 5 as well as the content you could expect for the major update.

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