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Call of Duty Warzone gun buffs and nerfs – which weapons got changed in Season 5 reloaded

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Season 5 Reloaded means Warzone gun buffs and nerfs across the board as lots of different weapons get balancing tweaks. Building on the previous major patch, which evened out the weapons and raised the overall time-to-kill, this update is looking to rein in a few of Black Ops Cold War’s best weapons, particularly the Krig 6 assault rifle and Type 63 tactical rifle.

While this update isn’t as extensive as the previous one in terms of the quantity of weapon changes, there are still a lot of things to go over in these patch notes. Plenty of weapons across all different types have had their recoil adjusted in some way, with either more or less to make them harder or easier to control in long-range fights. Others, like the two sniper rifles that have been adjusted in this patch, are getting some very minor changes that will make them feel better without making anything noticeably different with the weapons.

This update also brought some map changes, a new 50v50 deathmatch mode to replace Plunder, and plenty of attachment changes too. If all you’re interested in is finding out if your go-to Warzone best guns have been buffed or nerfed, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the Call of Duty Warzone Season 5 Reloaded gun buffs and nerfs grouped by weapon type.

Warzone assault rifle buffs and nerfs

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C58 (BOCW)

Recoil adjusted – effectively increased and with more deviation, making the C58 harder to use at longer ranges


Base Optic eye position retracted

Assault Rifle Bravo (MW)

Upper Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1

Groza (BOCW)

Sprint to Fire Speed increased by 15% - making the Groza more competitive with SMGs up close

Krig 6 (BOCW)

Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 29

Mid Damage now 25

Minimum Damage decreased from 25 to 23

Weapon Kick adjusted – reduced “bounciness” to compensate and make the gun feel better

Warzone light machine gun buffs and nerfs

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Light Machine Gun Alpha (BOCW)

Recoil increased slightly

Warzone tactical rifle buffs and nerfs

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Tactical Rifle Charlie (BOCW)

Recoil decreased


Recoil adjusted

Neck Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1

Upper Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1

M16 (BOCW)

Weapon Kick decreased

Type 63 (BOCW)

Headshot Multiplier decreased from 2.1 to 1.58

Neck Multiplier increased from 1.2 to 1.58

Upper Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.2 to 1

Lower Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1

Weapon Kick decreased

Warzone SMG buffs and nerfs

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Submachine Gun Charlie (MW) with 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags

Maximum Damage decreased from 34 to 31

OTs 9 (BOCW)

Maximum Damage Range decreased by 6.2%

PPSh-41 (BOCW)

Weapon Kick adjusted

ADS Sway adjusted

Warzone sniper rifle buffs and nerfs

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Swiss K31 (BOCW)

Recoil adjusted

ZRG 20mm (BOCW)

Recoil adjusted

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