'CoD Warzone' Season 5 Patch Update Guide: Weapon Balance Changes, Bug Fixes, and More

By Staff Reporter , Updated Sep 15, 2021 10:51 PM EDT
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Raven Software released the notes for Call of Duty: Warzone's Patch Update, revealing several changes to the shooting game's weapons, as well as a tweak for drops in one of its game modes, and fixes to some bugs that might affect the game.

The said patch update will tweak the damage outputs for several weapons, including light machine guns, submachine guns, assault rifles, and tactical rifles.

Weapon Changes

According to DBLTap, the Krig 6 and the FARA83 assault rifles will be two of the said weapons that will receive a tweak following the Patch Update.

According to the said patch notes that was posted in the game's website, the Krig 6 will have its recoil increased but its damage multiplier to the neck will be decreased from 1.3 to 1.1.

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The reason for this tweak, according to Raven Software, is because the said weapon should be intended as an entry-level weapon, and because of these changes, the said rifle will be a "first or second stepping stone" for its players, which the developers wanted.

As for the Fara 83, its minimum and maximum damage will be decreased from 25 to 23 and from 29 to 25, respectfully, while its damage multipliers for head, neck, and upper torso will be increased from 1.35 to 1.56, from 1 to 1.2, and from 1 to 1.1, respectfully. This is to make them align to other weapons that required a similar level of skill.

The AK-47 assault rifle, according to Gamespot, will have its gun kick adjusted in order to behave more closely to other 7.62 caliber weaponry, while the QBZ-83 will have recoil slightly increased and its recoil dampening enabled.

The OTs 9 submachinegun will have its recoil slightly increased, its minimum damage will be increased from 20 to 21, and its maximum damage will decreased from 34 to 31. Its damage multiplier after a headshot will be increased from 1.35 to 1.52, whiles its damage multiplier for the neck will be decreased from 1.35 to 1.

The TEC-9 submachine gun, on the other hand, will have its minimum and maximum damage decreased from 24 to 22 and from 26 to 24, respectfully, while its damage multiplier to the neck will be increased from 1 to 1.1.

Other weapon adjustments that will be implemented include the adjustment of the recoil and gun kick of the light machine gun Alpha along with the increasing of its raise interrupt time from .8 to 1 second, and the slight decreasing of tactical rifle Chalie's recoil.

Other Changes, Bug Fixes

Aside from the weapon adjustments, the Call of Duty: Warzone's Patch Update will also bring other tweaks to several weapon attachments. The 18" Rapid Fire and the 17" Titanium gun barrels for the tactical rifle Charlie will have their fire rate increased from 5% to 6% and 7% to 8%, respectfully.

The fire rates for both the 16.3" Rapid Fire and the 16.3" Titanium gun barrels for the M16 assault rifle will be increased from 5% to 6% and 7% to 8%, respectfully.

Also, the said update will increase the drop rate of the Cane "Lost Lion" melee weapon Blueprint in Red Door rooms during the Plunder game mode matches.

Aside from these changes and tweaks, the patch update will also fix several bugs, including a fix to a visual issue regarding a certain easter egg awarding a Calling Card, as well as an issue where the same easter egg could not be interacted with.

It also fixed a bug that caused the Red Door rooms to misleadingly appear open if a player dies inside one and redeploys later after winning a Gulag match, as well as a bug that allows players to force said rooms to remain open by using the Deployable Cover Field Upgrade.

The update also fixed a bug that causes the Auto Move Forward accessibility menu option to appear twice, as well as a bug that prevents text from fitting properly within the game's Menu elements in non-English languages.

Other bug fixes include a fix to a bug that prevent players from receiving rewards after completing a contract in core battle royale mode, a bug that makes the Swiss K31 "Roman" sniper rifle's Standard Reticle not center-aligned, an issue that causes the second Objective in the "Security Expert" Operator Mission for Kitsune to track properly, and other issues that are related to the Tempered perk.

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