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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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Warzone June 30 update patch notes

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.

For more Warzone, check out how to find your PR and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Source: Raven Software

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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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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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FaZe Swagg shows off powerful one-burst CX-9 loadout

FaZe Swagg has added a new attachment to his CX-9 SMG that is helping him to dominate Warzone, here’s the full loadout.

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FaZe’s Kris “Swagg” Lamberson has changed up his CX-9 loadout in Warzone Season 4, and the new 9mm Hollow Point 12-R Mags attachment is “cooking” enemies in Call of Duty.

The new CX-9 SMG has become quite a popular weapon since it arrived in Warzone. Aside from it being new and exciting, it’s also quite a solid SMG to use in Season 4 – joining the other best SMGs to use in Warzone.

So to try and make it even more devastating than it already is, FaZe’s Swagg has come up with another spin on the CX-9. He’s added the 9mm Hollow Point 12-R Mags to his SMG, and the results have been incredible for him.

cx-9 smg in warzone

Swagg kicks off his newest video by saying: “A lot of you guys don’t know but the CX-9 actually comes with Hollow Point 12 Round Mags, it turns the gun into three-round bursts and it ups the damage a lot.

“The damage, the speed, and all that stuff too, it makes this gun hard-hitting. I was playing some duos today, and I was cooking every single person I saw, it was ridiculous.”

He then goes into the gameplay and drops a healthy 22-kill game, with many of them coming at the hands of the CX-9 and its Hollow Point rounds.

FaZe Swagg’s CX-9 Hollow Points Mag loadout & attachments

  • Barrel: CX-38S
  • Optic: G.I Mini Reflex
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 9mm Hollow Point 12-R
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

One of the biggest selling points of the CX-9 is that already comes with a suppressor – if you equip the CX-38S barrel. This is a bonus as it frees up a slot that players otherwise normally use up to silence the weapon.

This allows Swagg to be able to use the Hollow Point rounds, and also Sleight of Hand as a Perk. It’s quite a clever addition as even though the bullets are way more powerful than standard ammo, there’s a very limited amount of them.

Sleight of Hand speeds this process up immensely and allows you to keep churning out Hollow Points at a good rate.

Also, check out Modern Warfare players being disappointed with Soap Operator after a long wait.

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How to make Custom Blueprints with Cold War & Warzone’s Gunsmith Customs

With Gunsmith Customs, Cold War and Warzone lets you mix and match Blueprint attachments, so here’s how to make your own custom Blueprint.

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The Gunsmith Customs system is available in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, so here’s how to create your own custom Blueprints with this fan-favorite feature.

Gunsmith Customs and custom Blueprints were added to Modern Warfare and Warzone in April 2020, much to fans’ appreciation. You can also do it in Cold War, and with Cold War’s weapons in Warzone. With this feature, you can mix and match all of the Blueprint attachments for a weapon type, creating a brand new weapon Blueprint that’s unique to you.

For example, if you want to build a custom Krig 6, you can combine the barrel from the Confrontation Blueprint with the magazine from the Samurai’s Creed and the stock from the Go Getter. You can then save it as a custom Blueprint, name it, and then you can find it amongst all of your other purchased Blueprints.

How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Black Ops Cold War

Arriving in Cold War’s mid-Season 2 update, players can now create and save several of their own custom Blueprints. This not only allows you to quickly access your crazy Blueprint combinations but also makes it easier to access your favorite loadouts without having to build them every time.

Making and saving these custom Blueprints is quite simple, so here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch Black Ops Cold War
  2. Select the ‘Weapons’ tab
  3. Choose your weapon
  4. Hover over the attachment you wish to equip
  5. Select the Gunsmith icon beside the attachment
  6. Choose the attachment style from your owned Blueprints
  7. Save and rename your custom Blueprint

Now, when creating a weapon class, you’ll be able to equip your custom Blueprint like you would any other. When you go to select your weapon, the custom Blueprint will be there alongside all of the other Blueprints you own.

If you wish to keep the weapon’s tracer fire or Mastercraft effects, you’ll need to equip that Blueprint as the base before customizing. By doing this, you can keep the blue tracer fire, but use the attachment styles from a completely different weapon, making a gun that’s entirely personalized to your style.

How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Mauer Der Toten map

This also works in Black Ops Cold War Zombies. By building and saving a custom Blueprint, you can access it in rounds of Outbreak or regular Zombies such as Season 4’s Mauer Der Toten, so you can always have the attachments and look you desire.

For example, you spawn in with the M1911 for that classic Zombies experience. Then after you purchase a Gallo SA12 from the wall, you can apply either a regular Blueprint or Custom Mod to the weapon that applies all of your pre-selected attachments.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Load into a game of Cold War Zombies
  2. Either purchase your favorite weapon from the wall or get it from a Mystery Box
  3. Pause the game
  4. Select ‘Apply Blueprint’
  5. Navigate over to ‘Custom Mods’
  6. Choose the Custom Blueprint you wish to apply

This will give you not only the attachments of your choice but also the Mastery Camos you’ve grinded for.

How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Warzone

Warzone save Custom Blueprint

Battle royale fans were disappointed that you couldn’t create Custom Blueprints for Cold War weapons in Warzone when the game first integrated. Raven Software has now added that function, so you can now have several Custom Blueprints at the ready when building your favorite loadouts.

Here’s how to build and use Custom Blueprint Mods in Warzone:

  1. Launch Call of Duty: Warzone
  2. Go to the ‘Weapons’ tab and press ‘Edit Loadout’
  3. Build your ideal weapon loadout
  4. Click ‘Save a Custom Mod’ at the bottom of the screen
  5. Rename and save your Custom Blueprint!

And to then access that Custom Blueprint:

  1. Click ‘Edit Loadout’
  2. Hover over the weapon you wish to use
  3. Select ‘Armory’ beside the weapon
  4. Choose either a regular Blueprint or your own Custom Blueprint

With Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 arriving soon, there will be a ton more weapon Blueprints arriving in both the store and the new Battle Pass. So, you’ll get more and more weapon customization options as the seasons progress.

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