Call of Duty

Raven Software to Nerf MG 82 LMG

The MG 82 is in line for nerfs.
The MG 82 is in line for nerfs. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Warzone development studio Raven Software has confirmed it plans to nerf the MG 82 LMG after releasing it in Warzone Season 4 earlier this week.

Call of Duty players have reported the gun's fire rate is too high to be fair when paired with its low recoil and high bullet velocity. It had already started to replace the long-dominant CR-56 AMAX as the go-to primary weapon when Raven Software announced plans to scale back its effectiveness.

"The MG 82 (BOCW) made one too many trips to the Pack-a-Punch machine before deploying to Verdansk," Raven tweeted Friday, making reference to the damage-boosting power-up from the game's Zombies mode. "Element 115 is off limits in #Warzone, so we will be making an adjustment to this Weapon soon."

The studio didn't give a timeframe for when the nerf would be applied, but because the gun is so powerful, corrective actions will likely arrive in a hot fix rather than as part of a larger, more work-intensive update. Players looking to enjoy the gun's current power level will want to get their games in as soon as possible.