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NZ-41, UGM-8, H4 Blixen, Marco 5 Nerfed in June 30 Warzone Update

It appears a number of the most popular guns in Warzone Season 4 so far have been nerfed.
It appears a number of the most popular guns in Warzone Season 4 so far have been nerfed. / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

Raven Software has released its latest update for Call of Duty: Warzone in Season 4: Mercenaries of Fortune, nerfing a handful of the most popular weapons in the game, as well as giving a slight buff to a trio of sniper rifles.

Just when you thought the weapon meta was settling down, this latest patch might've just drastically changed things in Caldera, Fortune's Keep and Rebirth Island once again. Here's a breakdown of the June 30 patch notes for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4.

Warzone Season 4 June 30 Weapon Balancing Patch Notes

Here are the official weapon adjustments Raven has made in this patch:

Assault Rifles

NZ-41 (VG)

  • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.0, down from 1.1
  • Orb Weaver 360mm BC: Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 25%, down from 30% / Muzzle Velocity decreased to 30%, down from 40%
  • 6.5mm Sakura 50 Round Mags: Vertical Recoil control decreased to 20%, down from 40% / Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 35%, down from 45%

LMGs

UGM-8 (VG)

  • Muzzle Velocity decreased by 4%
  • Bernard XL214 736mm: Muzzle Velocity decreased to 35%, down from 50%
  • Romuald 560mm DA: Max Damage decreased to 29, down from 32 / Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased by 10% / Muzzle Velocity decreased to 10%, down from 35% / Recoil Control now decreased by 25% after the second bullet
  • .50 BMG 50 Round Box: Muzzle Velocity decreased to 20%, down from 30%
  • .50 BMG 75 Round Box: Muzzle Velocity decreased to 20%, down from 30%
  • 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box: Muzzle Velocity decreased to -20%, down from -15% / Rate of Fire decreased to 4%, down from 5% / Recoil Control decreased to 15%, down from 20% / Movement Speed scaler now 0.98
  • .303 British 75 Round Box: Damage Range increased to -15%, up from -20% / Recoil Control decreased to 15%, down from 20%

SMGs

H4 Blixen (VG)

  • Max Damage Range decreased to 9.92 meters, down from 12.46 meters
  • Mid Damage Range decreased to 17.3 meters, down from 19.84 meters
  • Jönsson 9" RMK: Max Damage Range decreased to 15.2 meters, down from 17.17 meters

Marco 5 (VG)

  • Hipfire Accuracy decreased when in crouch or prone position
  • Perfetto Lesto 355mm: Movement Speed decreased to 5%, down from 10%

Sniper Rifles

3-Line Rifle (VG)

  • Muzzle Velocity increased by 4%

Kar98k (VG)

  • Muzzle Velocity increased by 4%

Type 99 (VG)

  • Muzzle Velocity increased by 4%

Attachments

Ammunition

  • Lengthened: Muzzle Velocity decreased to 8%, down from 10%

Muzzles

  • MX Silencer: Muzzle Velocity decreased to 12%, down from 15%

Underbarrels

  • M1941 Hand Stop: Recoil Control decreased to 3.5%, down from 4%

Gameplay

  • Lootable Perks have been enabled on Fortune’s Keep

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed collision issues with various elements across Caldera allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them
  • Fixed an issue allowing Players to exploit Black Market Buy Stations to access unintended areas of the map
  • Fixed an issue causing the F Zombie to T-pose
  • Fixed an issue causing the UAV HUD/Tac Map sweep to not originate from the Player icon
  • Fixed an issue with the H4 Blixen (VG) interrupt time being longer than intended when reloading while in ADS
  • Fixed an issue causing performance drops while doing the Black Market Supply Run Contract
  • Fixed an issue preventing Players from purchasing a Loadout at the start of a private Battle Royale match
  • Fixed an issue causing the out-of-bounds audio and visual warning on Fortune’s Keep to remain stuck on screen when reentering the play area

First and foremost, what stands out is that the NZ-41 and UGM-8 have been hit pretty hard with nerfs, perhaps opening up the path for the KG M40, Cooper Carbine, BAR and Vargo 52 to rise up in long-range popularity.

Secondly, the H4 Blixen and Marco 5 were tuned down as well, perhaps bringing them more in line with the Type 100, Armaguerra, Welgun and Sten in the SMG meta.

Lastly, aside from the meta Lengthened, MX Silencer and M1941 Handstop Vanguard attachments getting nerfed, it is interesting to see that three Vanguard snipers received another slight buff.


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