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Every weapon buff & nerf in Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update

The Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded update brings weapon buffs and nerfs that are sure to impact the current meta.

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The Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded update has arrived on March 23. Season 2 Reloaded brought various weapon balance changes so here’s every buff and nerf from the update.

The initial Season 2 update introduced a ton of changes and put Warzone in a balanced state as far as weapons are concerned. Most of the major tweaks were addressed with the previous update but Season 2 Reloaded still has its fair share of significant changes.

As is customary with most major updates, certain attachments were also tweaked which is sure to impact the performance of weapons. To get a better understanding of the best weapons in Warzone, let’s take look at every buff and nerf in Warzone Season 2 Reloaded.

Warzone Season 2 Reloaded weapon buffs and nerfs

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The devs mainly focused on improving the viability of Marksman Rifles while also dishing out nerfs to meta weapons like the Vargo 52 and Welgun. The Sten SMG also received a much-needed magazine size increase that could result in it rising up the SMG rankings.

Thankfully, the Vargo 52 wasn’t hit too bad and those who were still getting accustomed to the Assault Rifle should still find success with the weapon. It will be very interesting to see if the major buff to Marksman Rifle Bullet Velocity will make them popular amongst Warzone players.

It’s also important to note that all Vanguard Shotguns received a 10% increase in Damage. This may seem like a strange decision given the devs previously nerfed Shotguns in Season 1 as they were considered overpowered.

Assault Rifles

  • Vargo 52 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 28 to 27
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 24 to 23
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased from 1.2 to 1.3
  • Volkssturmgewehr (VG)
    • Gun Kick adjusted

Marksman Rifles

M1 Garand Marksman Rifle
  • G-43 (VG)
    • Bullet Velocity increased by 13.8%
  • M1 Garand (VG)
    • Bullet Velocity increased by 14.3%
    • ADS Movement Speed increased from .86 to 1
    • ADS Interrupt Time increased from 300ms to 250ms

SVT-40 (VG)

  • Bullet Velocity increased by 16%

Sniper Rifles

  • 3-Line Rifle (VG)
    • [Controller Only] Aim Assist enabled when not in ADS
  • Type 99 (VG)
    • [Controller Only] Aim Assist enabled when not in ADS

Submachine Guns

  • Sten (VG)
    • 7.62 Gorenko Capacity increased from 32 to 36
    • .45 ACP Round Fast Mags Capacity increased from 28 to 32
    • 9mm Mags Capacity increased from 20 to 28
  • Welgun (VG)
    • Fire Rate decreased by 2.2%
    • Recoil increased slightly

Shotguns

  • Vanguard Shotgun Damage increased by 10%.
  • Einhorn Revolving (VG)
    • Magazine Capacity increased from 5 to 6

Melee

  • Most Melee Weapons now execute a Melee Finisher on a second consecutive strike.

Warzone Season 2 Reloaded attachment buffs and nerfs

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Season 2 Reloaded attachment changes are set to impact SMGs above all other weapons. This is due to a significant nerf to Hollow Point ammunition as the devs revealed an “ongoing goal with ammunition to provide options and move away from a singular choice.”

The Welgun received a monstrous nerf as the popular 320 SA Shrouded barrel’s recoil control decreased from 36% to 15%. In addition, the Welgun’s 7.62 Gorenko 40 Round Mags also received tweaks making it less effective overall. Early signs point to the Welgun losing its crown as the current SMG King.

Ammunititon

  • Hollow Point
    • Damage Range now decreased by 20%

Barrel

Vanguard Type 100 SMG
  • 3-Line Rifle (VG)
    • 500mm MN Custom
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
         
  • Kar98k (VG)
    • VDD 660mm 05HE
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
         
  • Type 100 (VG)
    • Warubachi 134mm Rapid
      • Visual Recoil decreased
         
  • Type 99 (VG)
    • Shiraishi 712mm Sniper
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
         
  • Welgun (VG)
    • 320mm SA Shrouded
      • Recoil Control decreased from 36% to 15%

Rear Grip

  • Sniper Rifles
    • Airborne Elastic Wrap (BOCW)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
    • Dropshot Wrap (BOCW)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
    • Field Tape (BOCW)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
    • SASR Jungle Grip (BOCW)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit
    • Polymer Grip (VG)
      • Flinch Resistance now properly reduces camera pitch when hit

Magazine

Einhorn Revolving Shotgun
  • Einhorn Revolving (VG)
    • 16 Gauge 12 Round Cylinder
      • Magazine Capacity increased from 7 to 12
      • Reload Speed increased slightly
    • Birdshot 6 Round Cylinder
      • Reload Speed increased slightly
  • Welgun (VG)
    • .45 48 Round Mags
      • Visual Recoil decreased
    • 7.62 Gorenko 40 Round Mags
      • Fire Rate increased from 11% to 12%
      • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 29
      • Mid Damage decreased from 26 to 25
      • Min Damage decreased from 21 to 20
      • Recoil Control decreased from 22% to 16%

Perk

DP27 (VG)

  • Hardscope
    • Recoil Control decreased

That was every weapon buff and nerf in the Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded update. For more, check out how to unlock the Armaguerra 43 SMG in Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded.

Source: Raven Software

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