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Warzone AUG Weapon Nerfed in Season 2 Reloaded

The AUG, a weapon often considered over-powered (OP) but the community, has been nerfed in Call of Duty (COD) Warzone Season 2: Reloaded.
The AUG, a weapon often considered over-powered (OP) but the community, has been nerfed in Call of Duty (COD) Warzone Season 2: Reloaded. / Activision, Treyarch

The AUG is often considered over-powered by the community and it seems has been nerfed in Call of Duty Warzone Season 2: Reloaded.

While this may appear to be a routine change, it's the circumstances surrounding the change that make it notable. The AUG is the second major rifle to get this treatment within the same patch—alongside the FFAR. However, while the FFAR appears to have been a hidden tweak, the AUG's nerf was listed plainly in the patch notes from v1.34 published by Raven Software at 2 a.m. on March 31.

Warzone AUG Weapon Nerfed in Season 2 Reloaded

According to Raven's notes, the "Cold War AUG base recoil magnitude has been increased" in version 1.34. For those less versed in rifle lingo, this means that the weapon will recoil harder when fired, making it more difficult to line up consecutive shots on the same target.

It appears that Raven is leaning further and further away from single-hit or single-magazine kills. Those who previously relied on the AUG or FFAR as the major components in their build may find themselves frustrated and in need of a different loadout following this latest patch. Fortunately, not all hope is lost, as the company continues its foray into balancing the game.

For example, the Cavalry Lancer barrel attachment now deals extra damage to vehicles. This may transform it into the primary add-on to force-dismount fast-moving opponents.

Patch 1.34 clocked in around 52-58GB depending on the player's platform.