The latest game settings update in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has implemented some major changes to certain weapons in the Blackout battle royale mode.
With this latest update, which went live on November 6, Treyarch have buffed a large number of weapon and weapon classes based on analysis and the feedback received from both players.
As had been previously hinted at, Submachine Guns have received a major buff which has increased muzzle velocity on all weapons in the class so that they may perform better when coming up against Assault Rifles.
"This should provide more consistent gunfights when in SMG range," Treyarch has said. "Along with ensuring that SMGs perform as expected in their intended power band when compared to Assault Rifles in Blackout."
The only AR to receive a buff was the Rampart 17, while the Auger DMR and Swordfish of the Tactical Rifle category both received considerable improvements.
In terms of Light Machine Guns, although Treyarch are willing to admit that the weapons have strong potential, the developers have introduced further buffs to make them a more preferred option that they are now.
The Titan, VKM 750, and Hades all now have increased re-center speed and reduced re-center patter offsets.
The update also temporarily removed the controversial 9-Bang stun item from Blackout, after it had been the subject of many complaints within the player base that it was too over-powered.
As a direct result, the Concussion Grenade has been strengthened so to make up for the absence of the 9-Bang.
All of the weapon changes in Blackout can be seen below, as provided by Treyarch. For a full look at the entire patch notes for this latest update, click HERE.
Weapons (Blackout Only)
Equipment (Blackout Only)
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