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Warzone August 20 update patch notes: FAMAS Shotgun fix and Bruen nerf

Published: 20/Aug/2020 18:18 Updated: 20/Aug/2020 19:38

by Alan Bernal


Infinity Ward pushed a new update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone that’s patched the FR 5.56 underbarrel shotgun exploit and the popular Bruen MK9, among other changes.

This weapons tuning patch is one that will be welcomed very positively by the Warzone player-base, as it addresses two of the biggest gun-related concerns in the battle royale. Not only has the exploit with the FR 5.56 assault rifle’s underbarrel shotgun been fixed, but the devs have also further tweaked the Bruen, on top of its last round of nerfs in the August 11 patch.

But with those nerfs also come buffs; the Season 5 update introduced the ISO, which has been a fun addition, but Infinity Ward have now made it so that the SMG will be a bit more forgiving for mobile-oriented playstyles.

Warzone & Modern Warfare August 20 update patch notes

  • 12-Gauge Deputy underbarrel shotgun
    • Clamped close damage lethal range
    • Fixed damage falloff for the FR. 556 underbarrel shotgun
  • Bruen MK9
    • Reduced upper torso damage
    • Base weapon – increased recoil
    • 60 Round Mag – Additional increased recoil
  • ISO
    • Reduced movement speed penalty for drum mags
    • Increased bade ADS movement speed
  • 725 Sawed-off Barrel
    • Small increase to ADS time
    • Small decrease to movement speed
    • Reduced close lethal damage range
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed for an exploit near the Prison in Warzone
    • Removing the VO from the High Alert perk
Infinity WardSeason 5’s new ISO SMG has been buffed in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

FR 5.56 underbarrel shotgun fix

This balance comes fresh off the heels of community outcry against the FR 5.56 loadout that gives players the ability to insta-kill opponents with the 12 Gauge Deputy shotgun attachment. It didn’t take Infinity Ward long to identify the issue and promptly get to working on a fix.

It was a quick turnaround for the devs, who have now pushed an update to try and hamper the strat by fixing the falloff damage to stymie those who intend to abuse it.

Meanwhile, the close lethal damage of the attachment sounds like it’ll be more forgiving, possibly to allow victims reasonable room to counter it.

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The Famas and underbarrel shotgun combo in Warzone is getting nerfed.

Even more Bruen MK9 nerfs

The Bruen got addressed as well, seeing as the light machine gun excels at dishing out an accurate barrage of gunfire. By reducing the damage to body shots and increasing the recoil from the base states, IW hope the LMG won’t be as oppressive as it’s shown to be.

To help that goal even further, the devs even added additional recoil when the 60-round magazine is attached to suppress the Bruen further. While this shouldn’t completely kill the gun’s viability, the update will definitely knock down its incredible potency at picking off people from range.

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Warzone players have been getting a ton of use from the Bruen, but it’s getting dialed down.

Since this is technically a hotfix and not a fully-fledged update, there is no downtime needed to install and implement it, so all the changes listed in the patch notes above should have gone immediately in effect.

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Will there be next-gen for Modern Warfare? PS5 version found

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is practically a household name for FPS fans and non-gamers alike. It’s no shock then that CoD fans were beyond excited at the possibility of a PS5 version of the game. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a staple title for the CoD franchise. After a recent clarification from an Infinity Ward dev that more content is coming soon fans have jumped back aboard the Modern Warfare hype train.

This announcement had fans scratching their heads over what new content would be released, especially when Black Ops: Cold War and its Warzone season are likely to be the focus of development for some time.

A reddit user, however, has sparked some life into the community by leaking a possible PS5 release for Modern Warfare in the near future.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare gameplay
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Modern Warfare is the game that birthed Call of Duty: Warzone, which has exploded into a fully fledged esport.

Modern Warfare on PS5 Leak

A post and possible leak on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours by reddit user asjonesy99 has seized the interest of CoD fans from across the globe.

The post sees the possibility of there being a PS5 version of the title available in the near future. When purchasing the game, the dropdown menu shows the original PS4 version followed by a PS5 version.

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The original post states that when he selects this option it becomes locked. After checking a plethora of other games, there are no other options for PS5 versions, so either this is a simple error or CoD are planning a future PS5 update for the game.

While excited, a lot of fans weren’t particularly shocked at this leak simply due to the popularity of Warzone, which launched alongside Modern Warfare in October 2019 and is fully integrated into the game.

The future is of course uncertain, and in turn this means that this could be nothing. However, it’s really exciting to think that Modern Warfare will be back with a bang to continue to inspire future generations of FPS players in the same way it has inspired the current one.