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Warzone Players Report Battle Hardened is Bugged After Season 5 Buff

"The stun in this case ended up lasting ~3.5 seconds despite having the perk."
"The stun in this case ended up lasting ~3.5 seconds despite having the perk." / Image courtesy of digit_zero, Activision

It appears Raven Software's Battle Hardened Perk buff is not working as intended just hours into the launch of Call of Duty: Season 5.

As noted in the patch notes for Season 5: Last Stand, the devs wanted to show some love to the Perk 3 offering by increasing its Stun and Flash resistance properties to 80%. In turn, the effects of Stun and Flash were said to be mitigated to less than a second with the Perk equipped.

According to some of those in the Warzone community, however, it appears Battle Hardened still causes incoming Stun effects to last as long as 3.5 seconds.

On the r/CODWarzone subreddit, u/digit_zero posted a clip of them seemingly showcasing just how the Battle Hardened Perk doesn't seem to be doing its job early on in Season 5 at all.

"I grabbed a loadout with Battle Hardened at the start of the clip and then was very shortly after stunned," digit_zero wrote, "so I figured it was a good demonstration of the buff not working as intended.

"The stun in this case ended up lasting ~3.5 seconds despite having the perk, which I don't think even matches the previous intended value of ~50% reduction."

Ultimately, it certainly seems as though the devs should check this situation out.

At the time of publication, this apparent bug has yet to be added to Raven's Warzone Trello board.

Of course, this also wouldn't be the first time in which a Warzone Perk was found to be bugged.


Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 is available now on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Battle.net).

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