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Warzone June 30 update patch notes have been re-released with new XM4 change

Warzone’s June 30 patch notes finally addressed the dominant FARA 83, but devs were forced to roll back the update due to “ongoing issues.”

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Warzone June 30 update patch notes

The Warzone developers are now rolling out the June 30 update on July 2 after it had rolled it back hours after it went live due to “ongoing issues.”

After the FARA 83 and Nail Gun dominated Warzone Season 4, Raven Software released a small update on June 30 that sought to rein in these powerful weapons.

The FARA 83 and C58 had their recoil increased as the devs felt that recoil was so easy to control that there was “hardly any room left to master the control of these Weapons.” Also, they felt that the Nail Gun was far too effective, so almost halved its damage range.

While new updates have certainly caused issues in the past, such as invisibility glitches, this time Raven took the drastic measure of rolling back the update only hours after it went live.

“Due to an ongoing issue with this mornings update we have made the decision to roll the update back while we work on a fix,” Raven Software tweeted roughly nine hours after the patch went live.

However, they assured fans that “We will update as soon as the issue is resolved and the update is relaunched.”

It’s unclear what issue caused the patch to be rolled back, but it was likely significant for Raven to take such a drastic measure. For now, the FARA 83 and Nail Gun have been returned to their former glory, but don’t expect them to stay that way for long.

July 2 saw Raven Software take to its Twitter account to announce that the long-awaited June 30 update patch notes were going live once again with the addition of a recoil change for the XM4 that was not in the previous version of the Warzone June 30 update.

You can find all of the changes taking affect in the Call of Duty battle royale below:

Warzone June 30 update patch notes

Warzone's Jackal Operator in June 30 update patch notes

Weapons

Assault Rifles

  • C58 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased slightly
       
  • FARA 83 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased slightly
  • XM4 (BOCW)
    • Recoil pattern smoothed

Submachine Guns

  • Nail Gun (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage range decreased by 39%

The Nail Gun (BOCW) is and was meant to be a lethal, highly-mobile, short-range dominator. However, its Maximum Damage range far exceeded the lethal range of Shotguns, which it is intended to contest. The Nail Gun’s (BOCW) generous range and mobility allowed it to consistently dispatch foes at the same speed or faster than Shotguns at almost twice their effective range. While the Nail Gun’s (BOCW) pick rate has remained relatively low, we believe it would have been much higher were it more easily accessible.

Attachments

  • Ranger (Assault Rifles except AK-47 (BOCW) & XM4 (BOCW))
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
       
  • Takedown (Assault Rifles except AK-47 (BOCW) & XM4 (BOCW))
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
       
  • Reinforced Heavy / Match Grade / VDV Reinforced (Assault Rifles, Light Machine Guns)
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 7.5% to 5%
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 7.5% to 5%
       
  • Task Force / Spetsnaz RPK / CMV Mil-Spec (Assault Rifles, Light Machine Guns)
    • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%
    • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 15% to 10%

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. 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. 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.

There is no telling how much the Nail Gun and FARA 83 nerf and the rest of the significant changes made in the Warzone June 30 update will affect the Season 4 meta once the patch returns, but players may need to rethink their favorite loadouts.

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Source: Raven Software

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