Warzone September 15 patch notes: Krig, Stoner & OTs 9 nerfed

Keshav Bhat
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Raven Software has dropped a brand-new update for Warzone, making major changes to the game’s weapon balancing with nerfs to popular guns like the Krig 6, Stoner 63, and OTs 9 SMG.

There’s nothing quite like a weapon balancing update to throw the cat among the pigeons in Verdansk, and just one week after the Season 5 Reloaded patch, Raven has given the meta a huge shakeup.

While there are some significant nerfs to some of Warzone’s best weapons, the biggest casualty of the September 15 update is the OTs 9, which has had its recoil increased, and headshot, neck multipliers, and damage range all reduced.

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On top of that, the Krig 6 and Stoner 63 LMG have also been hit by Raven, while the AUG and M16 Assault Rifles have received a boost.

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It’s not just the three weapons above who have been hit hard by this patch. While the FARA 83, TEC-9, and QBZ-83 haven’t been dominating the meta, Raven have decided they needed to be nerfed too.

It’s important to know that while the game’s developers have released these notes to us, there are still more changes to come when the update officially goes live. Raven is set to release full patch notes on September 15, and we’ll be sure to update this article with any new information.

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You can read the full September 15 Warzone patch notes below.

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Warzone September 15 patch notes

Weapon Balancing Changes

AK-47 (BOCW)

  • Gun kick adjusted


  • Maximum damage decreased 29 ⇒ 25.
  • Minimum damage decreased 25 ⇒ 23.
  • Head multiplier increased 1.35 ⇒ 1.56.
  • Neck multiplier increased 1 ⇒ 1.2.
  • Upper torso multiplier increased 1 ⇒ 1.1.

Krig 6 (BOCW)

  • Recoil increased.
  • Neck multiplier decreased 1.3 ⇒ 1.1.


  • Recoil increased slightly.
  • Recoil dampening enabled.

OTs 9 (BOCW)

  • Recoil increased slightly.
  • Maximum damage decreased 34 ⇒ 31.
  • Minimum damage increased 20 ⇒ 21.
  • Headshot multiplier increased 1.35 ⇒ 1.52.
  • Neck multiplier decreased 1.35 ⇒ 1.


  • Maximum damage decreased 26 ⇒ 24.
  • Minimum damage decreased 24 ⇒ 22.
  • Neck multiplier increased 1 ⇒ 1.1.

Light Machine Gun Alpha (BOCW)

  • Recoil adjusted.
  • Gun kick adjusted.
  • Raise interrupt time increased 0.8 ⇒ 1 second.

Tactical Rifle Charlie (BOCW)

  • Recoil decreased slightly.


Tactical Rifle Charlie (BOCW)

  • 18” Rapid Fire
    • Fire rate increased 5% ⇒ 6%.
  • 17” Titanium
    • Fire rate increased 7% ⇒ 8%.

M16 (BOCW)

  • 16.3” Rapid Fire
    • Fire rate increased 5% ⇒ 6%.
  • 16.3” Titanium
    • Fire rate increased 7% ⇒ 8%.

Additional updates


  • Increased the drop rate of the Cane (BOCW) “Lost Lion” Blueprint in Red Door rooms in the Plunder mode.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a visual issue with the Calling Card awarded for a certain easter egg. 😉
  • Fixed an issue causing Red Door rooms to misleadingly appear open if a Player dies inside one and redeploys after winning their Gulag match.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Auto Move Forward accessibility menu option to appear twice.
  • Fixed an issue preventing text from fitting properly within Menu elements in non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue that was allowing Players to force Red Doors to remain open by using the Deployable Cover Field Upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing some players from receiving rewards after completing a Contract in core BR.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking an MOTD would cause Players to be taken to the incorrect location within the Menus.
  • Fixed an issue were the same easter egg could not be interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue where the Swiss K31 (BOCW) Roman Standard Reticle was not center-aligned.
  • Fixed another issue causing the second Objective in Kitsune’s “Security Expert” Operator Mission to not track properly.
  • Fixed several issues related to the Tempered Perk.
  • Fixed the rarity label on various Blueprints and Charms.

Source: Raven Software

Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision

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