Modern Warfare & Warzone weapon balance changes
Infinity Ward has focused on making Modern Warfare & Warzone weapon balance changes to some lesser-used weapons, buffing the Holger-26 and the M91. However, two of the most overused weapons have also received balance changes.
The Bruen MK9 is considered the most powerful longer-range weapon in Warzone right now and has seen a significant nerf.
The highly-used LMG gets its damage range reduced by 36%. This means the maximum damage range is now 1050 meters, down from 1650 meters.
The FAL assault rifle has also seen a significant nerf to near damage (20 meters).
Before the latest Modern Warfare and Warzone patch, the FAL could do 69 damage within the 20-meter range. Now, this stat dropped by 25%, resulting in a maximum near damage output of 49.
The mighty Bruen MK9 has been nerfed (Picture: Infinity Ward)
On the other side, the Holger-26 and M91 both got buffs.
The Holger-26's buffs look to be the most significant, and could possibly make it the LMG to add to your loadout, with increased damage range and ADS speed.
Modern Warfare & Warzone patch notes
Check out the full Modern Warfare and Warzone patch notes for the latest update as per Infinity Ward's post below.
- Fix for an issue where explosive rounds on the Rytec AMR could still be equipped in CDL modes
- Fix for an error players could receive when opening the weapon armory
- Fix for an exploit in the Shooting Range trial
FAL balance changes:
- Increased headshot damage (2 hit at range with 1 headshot)
- Reduced near damage (limbs and lower torso always 3 shot)
Holger-26 balance changes:
- Increased damage range
- Increased ADS speed
Bruen MK9 balance changes:
- Reduced damage range
M91 balance changes:
- Increased near damage
- Increased ADS Speed
We can expect another Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone patch to drop soon, hopefully fixing some more bugs from the Season 5 update.