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Black Ops 4: All weapon buffs in March 26 v1.16 update – patch notes

Published: 26/Mar/2019 22:18 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 23:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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The latest major game update has gone live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it’s implemented some balancing adjustments to weapons in both Multiplayer and Blackout battle royale.

In the v1.16 update, which went live on March 26, the developers at Treyarch have given boosts to several weapons based on the feedback they had been receiving from both the casual and competitive player-base, including pro players.

Surprisingly, unlike previous updates, the weapon tuning in v1.16 only buffed certain guns and did not nerf any, so it will be interesting to monitor the weapon balancing after this update. 

SMG Buffs

In Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 Studio Livestream on March 25, the developers talked about improving SMGs so that they can better rival assault rifles and tactical rifles.

As a result, the Cordite, Daemon 3XB, MX9, Spitfire, Saug 9mm, and Switchblade X9 have all been buffed in a variety of ways.

Being the most meta out of all of the SMGs, all eyes were on the changes implemented to the Saug, which has seen its sprint-out speed increased. 

All eyes were on what changes would be made to the Saug 9mm in Black Ops 4, and its sprint-out speed has been increased.

Assault and Tactical Rifle Buffs

The v1.16 update has buffed one weapon apiece from the assault rifle and tactical rifle weapon classes – the KN-57 and ABR 223 respectively. 

The KN’s four and five-shot ranges have both been extended, while the ABR’s ADS-in speed, clip size, and four-shot range have all been increased.

During the March 25 Studio Livestream, the devs revealed that their intentions with buffing the KN was to make it a move viable option in competitive matches and the CoD World League. 

Drif0rThe KN-57 was the only Black Ops 4 assault rifle to have been tuned in the v1.16 update.

Sniper Rifle Buffs

As far as sniper rifles go, two weapons were buffed in the v.1.16 update – the Paladin HB50 and SDM. After overwhelming community feedback, the Paladin’s magazine size was increased from five to six, while its reload speed has been reduced to balance that change. 

As for the SDM, which has largely been in an ineffective weapon in Black Ops 4, the fire rate has been increased as part an effort to make it a more attractive weapon to players. 

After hearing the community feedback, the Black Ops 4 devs have added one more bullet to the Paladin’s magazine size.

Pistol Buffs

Last but note least – pistols. According to the developers, players have been shying away from using pistols in public matches because they simply are not strong enough to stand up to weapons from other classes.

As a result, the RK 7 Garrison, Mozu, and Strife have all been buffed, with the Mozu getting a multitude of extensions on its three, four, and five-shot ranges. 

Three different shot ranges for the Mozu pistol were extended in the v1.16 update.

You can check out the patch notes for the weapon tuning down below for both Multiplayer and Blackout. Make sure to check out our March 26 Black Ops 4 v1.16 update article for the full patch notes.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Submachine Guns
    • Cordite
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
      • Extended 5-shot range from 2.5 meters 4 meters. [Console only]
    • Daemon 3XB
      • Extended 6-shot range from 8 meters to 11.5 meters.
    • MX9
      • Increased ADS-out speed.
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Spitfire
      • Extended 6-shot range from 7 meters to 7.5 meters. [Console only]
    • Saug 9mm
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Switchblade X9
      • Increased magazine size from 26 to 30.
      • Players now spawn with 3 extra magazines instead of 2.
  • Assault Rifles
    • KN-57
      • Extended 4-shot range from 16 meters to 17 meters.
      • Extended 5-shot range from 46 meters to 57 meters.
  • Tactical Rifles
    • ABR 223
      • Increased ADS-in speed.
      • Ammo increased from 30 to 36.
      • Extended 4-shot range from 32 meters to 38 meters.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Paladin HB50
      • Increased magazine size from 5 to 6.
      • Reduced reload speed.
    • SDM
      • Increased fire rate.
  • Pistols
    • RK 7 Garrison
      • Increased damage. Now takes 1 less bullet to kill at all ranges.
    • Mozu
      • Extended 3-shot range from 19 meters to 24 meters.
      • Extended 4-shot range from 25 meters to 32 meters.
      • Extended 5-shot range from 32 meters to 38 meters.
    • Strife
      • Increased fire rate.

BLACKOUT

  • Submachine Guns
    • Cordite
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • MX9
      • Increased ADS-out speed.
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Saug 9mm
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Switchblade X9
      • Increased magazine size from 26 to 30.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • SDM
      • Increased fire rate.
  • Pistols
    • RK 7 Garrison
      • Increased damage. Now takes 1 less bullet to kill at all ranges.
    • Strife
      • Increased fire rate.
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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order update: two new weapons, Battle Pass skins, new modes

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:26 Updated: 26/Jan/2021 21:00

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced some of the first official details about the Call of Duty: Mobile 2021 Season 1 update, titled New Order, including information on the brand new weapons coming to the game, the upcoming battle pass, new modes, and more.

We’ve known that some more content was coming to CoD Mobile for a while now but now, we have some of the most important details about the update itself.

Thanks to a blog post from Activision, we now know that the New Order update, which the developers are counting as “Season 1” of the new year, will include a original new map, two weapons, some modes, and, of course, a wholly-new battle pass for fans to sink their teeth into.

When is CoD Mobile Season 1? Release date details

Activision
The New Order update is set to arrive on January 26, 2021, at 4PM PST and 7PM EST.

Season 1: The New Order, is set to arrive on the evening of January 26, 2021. Here are the worldwide release times:

  • January 26
    • 4:00 PM PST
    • 6:00 PM CST
    • 7:00 PM EST
  • January 27
    • 12 AM GMT (UK)
    • 1:00 AM CET (Europe)
    • 10 AM AEDT (Australia)

Two new weapons in CoD Mobile Season 1: FR .556 & SKS

Activision
The FR .556 burst rifle and the SKS marksman rifle will be coming to COD Mobile soon.

Like other CoD Mobile Seasons, The New Order is set to introduce two brand new weapons into the fold. The first is the FR .556 burst rifle, which is modeled after the FAMAS from previous COD games. The weapon was previously teased by the developers a few days ago, making its inclusion here not that surprising.

The other weapon, which is set to be introduced sometime in mid-February, is the SKS marksman rifle, which was featured in Modern Warfare (2019) and Warzone as a post-launch weapon.

Currently, there’s no specific rollout date for the SKS, meaning players will just have to wait and see when it gets released.

Activision
The SKS will be coming to CoD Mobile during the next season.

New original map

As previously announced, the update will also see the inclusion of a brand new map: Requiem. Unlike most of the other maps in CoD Mobile, this one will be completely original, made from the ground up for the title.

According to the devs, the new map will take place in the “dilapidated remains of a shopping complex” and seems to have a decent level of verticality to it. Of course, only time will tell how it actually plays.

Activision
A wholly original map, named Requiem, will be added to the game with the New Order update.

New modes

It wouldn’t be a CoD Mobile season without some new modes coming to the game. First up is 3v3 Gunfight, which, of course, is just a variant of the fan-favorite mode already featured in the game.The second is Attack of the Undead, which is returning after it was added and then removed from the game in mid-to-late-2020. In this mode, which is similar to Infected from previous CoD games, a team of survivors has to fight against undead players.

Finally, battle royale fans will also be able to try out Blitz, a variant of the normal BR mode with smaller circles and less time, which results in a faster-paced experience. All in all, it sounds like a version of Mini-Royale from Warzone.

Activision
3v3 Gunfight and Attack of the Undead will be coming to the game during the New Order update.

New Battle Pass and skins

Of course, a new battle pass is on the way as well. While we don’t have the full tier list at this time, we do know that a new Operator Skill, a new Flashbang, a new Concussion grenade, and the FR .556 rifle will be available for free.

The premium battle pass will also include some cyberpunk-inspired skins (no, not the game, just the art-style) for FTL, Prophet, Spectre, and David Mason, as well as some new blueprints for the Cordite, Locus, the FR .556, the HBRa3, and the HG-40.

Activision
Players will be able to unlock a slew of new weapon blueprints in the battle pass.

New Fight for Humanity event coming soon

Finally, the developers have also confirmed that a new event called Fight For Humanity will be coming to the game sometime during the season, but failed to give an exact release date.

The event will task users with choosing between two teams, Atlas or Cordis, and will reward players for completing certain tasks as a member of each team. Other details about the event are scarce but given how far we are from the release date, it should be only a matter of time before we learn more.


That’s all the info there is right now about CoD Mobile Season 1: New Order. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @CoDMobileClips, for all the latest news, updates, guides, and more.