Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War Weapon Balance Changes Planned for Next Week

A weapon balance change is coming to Cold War next week.
A weapon balance change is coming to Cold War next week. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War developer Treyarch Studios says balance changes are coming to nearly every weapon class in the game in a patch set for release next week.

Sniper rifles, assault rifles, LMGs, and pistols will all get re-tunings in the update, Treyarch tweeted Thursday. The studio didn't provide further details on what the balance changes will look like, leaving players to wonder which weapons will receive buffs and which will be nerfed.

"Keep an eye out for patch notes with all the info next week, plus a separate blog soon with details on what's coming up in Zombies," Treyarch wrote.

It's unclear if these balance changes will be applied to Warzone or just Cold War's multiplayer mode. The mid-season update for Warzone is scheduled to land May 20; these changes could be rolled into that patch alongside the John Rambo and John McClane skins set for release in the '80s Action Hero DLC.