AS VAL and SP-R 208 Nerfs Confirmed in Coming Warzone Patch

The AS VAL and the SP-R 208 will be nerfed in a coming Modern Warfare and Warzone update.
The AS VAL and the SP-R 208 will be nerfed in a coming Modern Warfare and Warzone update. / Photo by Infinity Ward/Activision

Modern Warfare and Warzone developer Infinity Ward plans to nerf both the AS VAL and SP-R 208 rifles in the very near future, one member of the development team confirmed Wednesday.

"We currently have a patch being tested that has weapon tuning for the AS VAL and SP-R 208," tweeted senior communications manager Ashton Williams. "Pending any unforeseen issues, we'll release it as soon as possible."

Williams did not provide a timeline for the application of the patch.

The AS VAL and the SP-R 208 arrived in Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 6, released Sept. 29. Players have complained about the AS VAL's ability to shoot through an unusual number of walls using its 10-round magazine attachment, and about the speed, power and accuracy of the SP-R 208.