Warzone Fara 83 AR gets major recoil nerf in June 30 update

Nicholas Barth
Warzone Fara 83 Nerf

The Fara 83 has been dominating Season 4 of Call of Duty: Warzone, which led to Raven Software rolling out a new update on June 30 to help balance this powerful weapon with a nerf to its recoil control in a couple of ways.

Season 4 brought plenty of weapon buffs and nerfs to the world of Warzone, with one of the most significant being the changes to Spetsnaz RPK and CMV Mil-Spec barrels for Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifle, which added a large amount of vertical and horizontal recoil.

These recoil buffs made way for the Fara 83 Assault Rifle to ascend to be the best weapon in the Season 4 meta following the nerf of the MG 82 LMG.

However, Raven Software took community feedback regarding the Fara 83 having too little recoil and rolled out the June 30 update, which applied a Warzone Fara 83 nerf in the hope to better balance this Assault Rifle.

Warzone Fara 83 Nerf

Warzone Fara 83 Nerf

The Warzone Fara 83 nerf came in the form of two different recoil control reductions.

The weapon itself received an increase in its overall recoil, while the Spetsnaz RPK barrel for this Assault Rifle had both its vertical and horizontal recoil control reduced from 15% to 10%.

You can find Raven Software’s reasoning for the Warzone Fara 83 nerf below:

“We are satisfied with the overall direction of adding Recoil Control to BOCW Barrels. However, we would like the effectiveness of a Weapon to grow with the wielder as they improve. We felt with the magnitude by which recoil was being reduced, there was hardly any room left to master the control of these Weapons. We want Weapons to reward you for learning their reload timings, recoil patterns, and bullets to kill,” the developer stated.

Warzone Fara 83 Nerf

Your proficiency with a Weapon should be a journey that is worked toward with an equivalent payoff. When we make Weapons too effective and too easy to control, there is no journey of mastery and we can become disinterested with these Weapons much quicker – which we feel can be a disservice,” the developer continued in the official patch notes. “Even after these changes, we understand that there may still be incredibly effective and easy to control Weapons when enough Recoil Control is applied through attachments. We will continue to target these Weapons as they arise to ensure that they strike a satisfactory balance between upside and downside.”

While this Warzone Fara 83 Nerf looks to have made the weapon less of a laser beam at far distances, it still is very manageable at medium and close distances, which looks to not have fully addressed the complaints that some community members have had with the recoil.

It remains to be seen how effective this Warzone Fara 83 nerf will be, as it will take a couple of days for the community of the Call of Duty battle royale to get a feel for how this change will affect the game for the foreseeable future.

For more Warzone, check out the nerf that the Nail Gun received in the June 30 update, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Nicholas is a Senior Writer at Charlie INTEL who has spent the past few years writing news and guides about Call of Duty and a whole host of other video games. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Mass Communications and loves helping readers find answers to their video game questions. You can contact Nicholas at [email protected].