Raven Software is rolling out a new update that make a series of massive changes to the Warzone meta in Season 4 Reloaded, the plan is to increase the game’s overall time-to-kill.
Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded lands today and there are some HUGE changes happening to mark the occasion.
Most AR’s have been nerfed on the torso and headshot multipliers, increasing the average time-to-kill for those weapons.
Some LMGs have received buffs to their headshot damage multipliers whereas others have received similar nerfs to the assault rifles. SMGs have got slight buffs for the most part and Tactical Rifles headshot damage have been decreased ever so slightly.
“It is important to note that these Weapon adjustments were not made in a vacuum. When evaluating an individual change, some may seem quite drastic, but they were made holistically and in a way that supported a lock-step increase in average TTK across multiple Weapon categories,” shared Raven.
Meaning all weapons have been nerfed/buffed to reflect each others capability and intend to make them all do similar DPS but, we’ll see how this pans out.
“Torso Multipliers were a considerable focus of these changes with how often they would act as flat damage increases given how consistently that location could be hit. With reductions to these multipliers, we are placing a bigger emphasis on precision — a move which we feel is ultimately healthy for the game,” they added.
Raven knows there will always be a favourite weapon in their game but they’re trying to not make that weapon game-breaking which has happened many times in the past.
“We will take great care to ensure that the ‘best weapon’ never overstays its welcome and has effectiveness that scales with the skill of the handler,” Raven noted.
“We will continue to compress outliers, both over and underperforming, until each weapon is viable at the very least. We do not want players to feel they are at a distinct disadvantage for not conforming to the generally accepted ‘best weapon’.”
Raven will be monitoring the changes closely and made any changes needed to ensure “the game is in a healthy state following the biggest balance update in the history of Warzone”.
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