AS VAL and SP-R 208 Nerfs Arrive in Modern Warfare and Warzone Patch Notes

Call of Duty Modern Warfare & Warzone October 8 Patch Notes are here, check out the full list of changes
Call of Duty Modern Warfare & Warzone October 8 Patch Notes are here, check out the full list of changes / Photo courtesy of Activision

Call of Duty Modern Warfare & Warzone October 8 Patch Notes are here, check out the full list of changes.

Season 6 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare & Warzone went live on Sept. 6. Like any season, there were plenty of changes to the game to mix things up and keep players engaged. Map changes to Verdansk included the addition of a Subway System, giving players another way to quickly transport around the map. Weapons were added to allow players new ways to fight and win, and now that we're a month into the season, we have our first nerfs.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare & Warzone: October 8 Patch Notes

The two guns most noticeably nerfed in the Oct. 8 update were the AS VAL and SP-R. These were of course the new additions to Season 6, and it's safe to say their rounds were overpowered. The AS VAL's SSP 10-R mags were able to shoot through essentially any wall in the game, simply an unfair and unrealistic advantage. The SP-R had a .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags which allowed it to be effective as a pseudo-hitscan sniper at extremely long ranges.

In addition to the weapon nerfs, Activision also updated the Subway Systems to keep players from hiding. It was becoming an abused aspect of the game when players would simply dive down into the subway cars to avoid gas, while players on surface-level took damage. This is no longer an effective strategy as the gas will still cause damage within the Subway now.