Warzone Throwing Knives hit with welcome nerf in Season 2 Reloaded

Nathan Warby
Warzone player using Throwing Knives

Throwing Knives have always been a hot topic in the Warzone community, as players fiercely debate whether they should one-shot enemies. Now, in the Season 2 Reloaded update, they’ve been handed a substantial nerf.

The Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update has arrived, bringing the new Bunker Buster Killstreak and the returning PDS Field Upgrade. It also came with a ton of buffs and nerfs in an effort to make the game feel more balanced.

Guns like the BP50 and MTZ-762 were handed hefty nerfs, but it wasn’t just weapons that were on the receiving end of some changes. In fact, various attachments and Equipment were also adjusted to prevent them from being abused.

Among these are the ever-controversial Throwing Knives, which received a major nerf of their own that could drastically alter how often they are used.

Following the midseason update, Throwing Knives have had their damage reduced to “175, down from 200.” While this may seem like a relatively minor change, it has a major impact on how they perform in-game.

Going forward, the items will only be a one-shot kill with a headshot or when using them to finish off a downed enemy.

After this nerf, Throwing Knives no longer down a fully-plated enemy with a chest shot, instead their armor will be broken but they’ll still need a follow-up shot to secure the kill. This is a much different story compared to before the update, where a well-placed hit to the chest, or even arms, would knock a player.

Overall, the reaction to the change has been positive within the community, as many players have taken to X (formerly Twitter) to praise the decision.

“Throwing knife got nerfed! Let’s goooo,” said one post, while another agreed: “This is how they should work man. Tired of getting knocked by a throwing knife to the hand lmao.”

Of course, not every fight you run into will be with fully-plated enemies, so there will still be plenty of occasions where a chest shot will result in a down.

However, this is definitely something that Throwing Knife users will have to be wary of going forward in Warzone, as the only way to guarantee that a player will drop is by hitting them in the head.

For more on Warzone, be sure to check out the returning Vondel BR mode, as well as the new Dune: Rule of Fate event.