Warzone devs roll out June 30 update again with FARA nerf & XM4 buff: Patch notes - Dexerto
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Warzone devs roll out June 30 update again with FARA nerf & XM4 buff: Patch notes

Published: 2/Jul/2021 16:21

by Nick Farrell

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Raven Software pushed out a brand new weapons patch for Call of Duty Warzone on June 30 with various tweaks including the FARA 83 and Nail Gun. It was rolled back a few hours later but, on July 2, the patch was pushed out once again.

Season 4 of Warzone released back on June 17, and since they have done an excellent job at maintaining the game with multiple weapon patches and balance updates that fans of the game are welcoming with open arms.

On June 30, the latest update arrived to implement some key weapon nerfs. From the controversial Nail Gun to the exceedingly popular FARA, a handful of guns were in focus.

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While the patch was rolled back mere hours later due to an unspecified yet “ongoing” issue, it was re-released on July 2, with some slight adjustments.

Warzone June 30 patch notes

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Activision-Blizzard
Warzone’s June 30 update has been taken down.

Announced via Twitter and later updated on their blog post with all the patch notes for Season 4, Raven has addressed the Nail Gun with a significant nerf. This nerf sees the Nail Gun’s maximum damage range decreased by a staggering 39%.

As well, the new patch also sees some changes for the FARA 83 and C58, both of which received nerfs this time around.

Below is a quick overview of all the patch notes for June 30’s update.

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Assault Rifles

  • C58 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased slightly
  • FARA 83 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased slightly
  • XM4 (BOCW)
    • Recoil Pattern smoothed

Submachine Guns

  • Nail Gun (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage range decreased by 39%

As well, they have explained the following as to why they have nerfed the Nail Gun so drastically.

“The Nail Gun (BOCW) is and was meant to be a lethal, highly-mobile, short-range dominator. However, its Maximum Damage range far exceeded the lethal range of Shotguns, which it is intended to contest. The Nail Gun’s (BOCW) generous range and mobility allowed it to consistently dispatch foes at the same speed or faster than Shotguns at almost twice their effective range. While the Nail Gun’s (BOCW) pick rate has remained relatively low, we believe it would have been much higher were it more easily accessible.”

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Furthermore, they have also added some tweaks to some attachments for Warzone.

Barrels

  • Ranger (Assault Rifles except AK-47 (BOCW) & XM4 (BOCW))
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
  • Takedown (Assault Rifles except AK-47 (BOCW) & XM4 (BOCW))
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
  • Reinforced Heavy / Match Grade / VDV Reinforced (Assault Rifles, Light Machine Guns)
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 7.5% to 5%
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 7.5% to 5%
  • Task Force / Spetsnaz RPK / CMV Mil-Spec (Assault Rifles, Light Machine Guns)
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%

They have also mentioned some general feedback in regards to these changes.

“We are satisfied with the overall direction of adding Recoil Control to BOCW Barrels. However, we would like the effectiveness of a Weapon to grow with the wielder as they improve. We felt with the magnitude by which recoil was being reduced, there was hardly any room left to master the control of these Weapons. We want Weapons to reward you for learning their reload timings, recoil patterns, and bullets to kill.”

“Your proficiency with a Weapon should be a journey that is worked toward with an equivalent payoff. When we make Weapons too effective and too easy to control, there is no journey of mastery and we can become disinterested with these Weapons much quicker – which we feel can be a disservice. Even after these changes, we understand that there may still be incredibly effective and easy to control Weapons when enough Recoil Control is applied through attachments. We will continue to target these Weapons as they arise to ensure that they strike a satisfactory balance between upside and downside.”

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This patch should stir up the usage of the Nail Gun significantly, and we don’t know how extreme the recoil changes are to the FARA 83 and C58 just yet, so we will have to wait and see.