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Warzone June 30 update patch notes have been re-released with new XM4 change

Warzone’s June 30 patch notes finally addressed the dominant FARA 83, but devs were forced to roll back the update due to “ongoing issues.”

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The Warzone developers are now rolling out the June 30 update on July 2 after it had rolled it back hours after it went live due to “ongoing issues.”

After the FARA 83 and Nail Gun dominated Warzone Season 4, Raven Software released a small update on June 30 that sought to rein in these powerful weapons.

The FARA 83 and C58 had their recoil increased as the devs felt that recoil was so easy to control that there was “hardly any room left to master the control of these Weapons.” Also, they felt that the Nail Gun was far too effective, so almost halved its damage range.

While new updates have certainly caused issues in the past, such as invisibility glitches, this time Raven took the drastic measure of rolling back the update only hours after it went live.

“Due to an ongoing issue with this mornings update we have made the decision to roll the update back while we work on a fix,” Raven Software tweeted roughly nine hours after the patch went live.

However, they assured fans that “We will update as soon as the issue is resolved and the update is relaunched.”

It’s unclear what issue caused the patch to be rolled back, but it was likely significant for Raven to take such a drastic measure. For now, the FARA 83 and Nail Gun have been returned to their former glory, but don’t expect them to stay that way for long.

July 2 saw Raven Software take to its Twitter account to announce that the long-awaited June 30 update patch notes were going live once again with the addition of a recoil change for the XM4 that was not in the previous version of the Warzone June 30 update.

You can find all of the changes taking affect in the Call of Duty battle royale below:

Warzone June 30 update patch notes

Warzone's Jackal Operator in June 30 update patch notes

Weapons

Assault Rifles

  • C58 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased slightly
       
  • FARA 83 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased slightly
  • XM4 (BOCW)
    • Recoil pattern smoothed

Submachine Guns

  • Nail Gun (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage range decreased by 39%

The Nail Gun (BOCW) is and was meant to be a lethal, highly-mobile, short-range dominator. However, its Maximum Damage range far exceeded the lethal range of Shotguns, which it is intended to contest. The Nail Gun’s (BOCW) generous range and mobility allowed it to consistently dispatch foes at the same speed or faster than Shotguns at almost twice their effective range. While the Nail Gun’s (BOCW) pick rate has remained relatively low, we believe it would have been much higher were it more easily accessible.

Attachments

  • Ranger (Assault Rifles except AK-47 (BOCW) & XM4 (BOCW))
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
       
  • Takedown (Assault Rifles except AK-47 (BOCW) & XM4 (BOCW))
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
       
  • Reinforced Heavy / Match Grade / VDV Reinforced (Assault Rifles, Light Machine Guns)
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 7.5% to 5%
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 7.5% to 5%
       
  • Task Force / Spetsnaz RPK / CMV Mil-Spec (Assault Rifles, Light Machine Guns)
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%

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. 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. 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.

There is no telling how much the Nail Gun and FARA 83 nerf and the rest of the significant changes made in the Warzone June 30 update will affect the Season 4 meta once the patch returns, but players may need to rethink their favorite loadouts.

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Source: Raven Software

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Warzone Pacific launch trailer gives players an in-depth look at Season 1 content

A new Warzone Pacific trailer has revealed more details about Caldera and what players can expect from the upcoming season.

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Call of Duty has dropped a brand new trailer giving players a more in-depth look at the content coming in Warzone Pacific Season 1.

With Warzone Pacific just days away, players are gearing up for an exciting new season of content in Call of Duty’s battle royale.

Of course, we’ve had lots of information about Caldera and Warzone’s integration with Vanguard over the past couple of weeks, but the latest trailer gives players a more in-depth look into what fans can expect for Warzone Pacific Season 1.

Warzone pacific Caldera island

The trailer opens up with a peaceful look at Caldera, the new home of Warzone. Set in the Pacific, the new map offers spectacular views and intriguing POIs.

As the music kicks in and players are seen dropping into the map, the trailer shows off some exciting gameplay. It looks absolutely chaotic, and with so much to take it, let’s highlight some of the things we picked up on.

Vehicles

new warzone pacific vehicle

On Caldera, transport seems more prominent than ever, with the classic 4×4 cars and Motobikes making a return, as well as new additions such as the dogfighting planes.

There is also a glimpse of a new large vehicle that has a huge machine gun on the back which players can operate.

A new drop ship

We also got a glimpse at the new WWII-themed planed that will be carrying players over Caldera each match.

The trailer also featured a sneak peek at the new drop cinematic.

New mode

Vanguard Royale will be a new mode available in Warzone Pacific Season 1, which is actually the only mode in which the dogfight planes are available.

For more on this mode, check out our piece on every mode available in Warzone Pacific.

New Operators

new warzone pacific operator

The trailer also gave players a glimpse at some new Operators that will likely be available in the Warzone Pacific Season 1 Battle Pass.

There was also the appearance of a Komodo Dragon and Hyena, which will be new companions available in the Warzone Pacific Season 1 Battle Pass.

New Victory cut-scene

warzone pacific victory cut scene

At the very end of the trailer, instead of a Helicopter getting you out of the gas after achieving victory, this time you enter a truck that will board a ship and get you out of Caldera safely.

Returning features

Ziplines are back

The grapple ziplines players are used to scaling buildings with on Verdansk are also in Caldera.

Contracts return

During the trailer, a sniper takes out another player and a voice line plays that says “Contract complete.”

That’s everything we picked up on in the new Warzone Pacific trailer. For more, make sure you check out how you can play on Caldera early.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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Warzone QA testers stage walkout days before Pacific Caldera launch

On December 6 Raven Software QA testers staged a walkout to protest the company’s sudden layoffs that began last week.

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In what is set to be a busy period for Raven Software, QA testers have staged a walkout as a response to layoffs announced by the company on December 3.

On December 3, the gaming industry received the news of significant layoffs taking place at Raven Software. The layoffs mainly involved the Quality Assurance team that works on Warzone content. Just three days later and most of a team of around 40 members are protesting the decision.

With Warzone Pacific’s highly-anticipated launch only two days away, one would imagine that this is a vital time for the company. Those who engaged in the walkout have claimed that they will not return until the layoffs are reversed.

Warzone Pacific Caldera

Raven’s Quality Assurance testers stated that the layoffs began on December 3 as individuals were brought into meetings to receive the news. The layoffs came as a shock to the majority of the QA team seeing as they’d been assured that positive changes to the payment structure were on their way.

The detailed statement from the workers below confirms that these changes are arriving after “five weeks of overtime and, before an anticipated end of year crunch.” Their contracts are set to be terminated on January 28th.

The QA testers hope that the walkout will result in permanent full-time positions for the entire team.

A spokesperson from Raven’s parent company Activision has responded to the protest in a recent statement, “We are converting approximately 500 temporary workers to full-time employees in the coming months. Unfortunately, as part of this change, we also have notified 20 temporary workers across studios that their contracts would not be extended.”

It remains to be seen if Activision’s response will encourage employees to return to work. This is going to be a vital week for Activision between the ongoing protests and the launch of new in-game content across Vanguard and Warzone.

For the latest updates concerning this story and the slatted release of Warzone Pacific: Caldera stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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FaZe Swagg reveals Vanguard weapon that will dominate Warzone Pacific

As Call of Duty players are gearing up for Warzone Pacific, FaZe Swagg claims this Vanguard weapon is going to dominate from the start. 

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M1 Garand Swagg

Warzone Pacific is right around the corner and players are starting to wonder which Vanguard weapons will make their mark. FaZe Swagg believes this Marksman Rifle is poised to take over. 

Alongside a brand new map, Warzone players will receive an extensive selection of new weapons to choose from. On December 8, players will get the chance to test out a whopping 40 Vanguard weapons

Of the 40 new additions, Warzone superstar Swagg has his eye on one in particular. Predicting meta shifts is no easy task but Swagg certainly has the pedigree and experience to back up his claims. 

M1 Garand Heirloom blueprint

When Swagg hits Caldera’s sandy shores on December 8, he’ll be doing so with M1 Garand in hand. Interestingly enough, Vanguard’s M1 Garand has been available as a weapon in Warzone as of Season 6

Swagg was able to test the weapon in Verdansk and he believes its excellent qualities will carry over to Caldera. Of the 40 new weapons, the M1 Garand is one of three Marksman Rifles. As evidenced in Swagg’s video, players will need a steady trigger finger to utilize the semi-automatic weapon. 

M1 Garand Heirloom attachments

M1 Garand heirloom blueprint attachments
  • Muzzle: Mk. 2 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Cooper 25″ Custom
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Cooper Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: Extended Mags
  • Rear Grip: Grooved Reargrip
  • Perk 1: Acquisition Perk 1

The Heirloom M1 Garand blueprint is available through the Season 6 battle pass once players hit the 72nd tier. 

Unfortunately, these are preset attachments that currently cannot be adjusted in Warzone. Once Warzone Pacific launches on December 8, players will be able to tweak this weapon’s attachments in Warzone and make it more powerful.

For now, you may want to focus on gaining weapon level XP with the M1 Garand in Vanguard. With more attachments at your disposal, you’ll be able to easily adapt to the Warzone meta. This loadout will produce the best results in Vanguard’s Multiplayer.


Stay tuned to CharlieINTEL throughout Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone Pacific launch week for all the latest news and updates. 

IImage Credits: Activision / Raven Software / FaZe Swagg

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