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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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How to watch Hitch’s Cracked Creators $10k Warzone event: schedule, players

Published: 20/Oct/2020 4:55

by Brad Norton


Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting another huge Call of Duty tournament and this time, Warzone is in focus as the best players will be coming together in an entirely new format.

From Black Ops 4 to Ghosts and even Modern Warfare 2, Hitch has been hosting an assortment of throwback CoD events throughout the offseason. However, his sights are now set on Warzone as the next competition is on the horizon.


Call of Duty’s best pro players will be joining the top Warzone challengers and some of the biggest streamers in the ‘Cracked Creators’ event. 16 “cracked” players will be thrown into the mix alongside 16 content creators with $10,000 on the line.

The format is something completely new so expect every competitor to be tested like never before. From where you can watch to every player lined up, here’s what you need to know about the Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.


How to watch the Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament

While no specific start time has been made public just yet, we know when the next big Warzone event will be kicking off. Expect to see your favorite personalities competing on Wednesday, October 21.

Given the unique format with this event, there’s a good chance it runs for quite a while. So expect a good few hours of action once it gets going. We’ve embedded the BoomTV stream below so you can catch the event as it goes live.


Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament format

Rather than having players form their own teams for this event, things will be a little different. 16 “cracked” players will each be picked by 16 content creators to form every duo for the tournament.

This means that almost every duo could be playing together for the very first time as streamers choose their partners from the list of professionals. Once all duos are together, they’ll be paired up to square off in typical Quads action.

The exact point system is yet to be revealed, though the event will likely follow a familiar structure; eliminations will rack up points as will overall wins. The duo with more points at the end of each round will move on in the tournament bracket.


Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament players

The list of content creators is set to be announced prior to the event. However, we already know the full list of “cracked” players. It’s safe to say this will be one of the most stacked Warzone events to date.

Call of Duty League pros are set for action as the T2P duo of Scump and Formal drop in. Meanwhile, some of the most successful Warzone competitors in Huskerrs and Symfuhny are also at the ready.


The full list of ‘cracked players’ can be found below.

  • Merk
  • Crowder
  • AverageJoeWo
  • Huskerrs
  • DougisRaw
  • Formal
  • BobbyPoff
  • MuteX
  • Rated
  • Jukeyz
  • Tommey
  • Symfuhny
  • ZLaner
  • Scump
  • TeePee
  • Aydan

From veteran pro players to multiple-time Warzone event winners, the 16 cracked players fill out a truly elite list. It’s only a matter of time before we find out which content creators will be joining them.