Cold War devs confirm fix after EM2 & TEC-9 nerfs accidentally reverted
The EM2 and TEC-9 dominated Cold War’s multiplayer upon their arrival, so the devs were forced to implement a nerf. However, the latest update accidentally reverted these nerfs, but Treyarch has promised a fix is on the way.
Players were immediately vocal about the EM2 and TEC-9’s power in Black Ops Cold War. They complained that the TEC-9 was reminiscent of World at War’s famously powerful MP40, and have even said it’s “ruining Season 5″.
Treyarch nerfed both weapons in the September 2 update, lowering the TEC-9’s damage, but players still complained it was too powerful. Now, the most recent Cold War update accidentally reverted both the TEC-9 and EM2 nerfs, but devs promised a fix in Season 5 Reloaded.
Reddit user naz2348 took a look at the TEC-9 and EM2s stats following the update and realized that the nerfs had been reverted, “making them even more overpowered.”
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Treyarch’s community account came in to assure players that the changes were accidental. “The change to adjust the TEC-9 and EM2 was accidentally reverted and we’ll recommit to that,” they explained. “Expect the changes to be made when Season 5 Reloaded launches.”
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 Reloaded‘s content goes live on September 8 at 9 PM PT. Alongside The Numbers event, the midseason updates usually bring a slew of weapon balance updates.
There’s no way of knowing if any more weapons will be adjusted, but we know for sure that the TEC-9 and EM2 will return to their previous, nerfed, state.
For more Cold War, you can check out everything confirmed to be arriving in Zombies with Season 5 Reloaded.
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