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Warzone August 3 Patch Notes - NZ41 & KG M40 Nerfs

The most recent Warzone changes are here including some important weapon buffs and nerfs as part of the Warzone August 3 Update patch notes.
Warzone August 3 Patch Notes - NZ41 & KG M40 Nerfs
It's been a rip-roaring Summer thus far in Call of Duty: Warzone, with Season 4 Reloaded providing so much excitement for an ever-growing fan base. Along with new weapons and adjustments to the already existing weapons pool, Activision has made changes to the map, game modes, and much more to keep players on edge as they enjoy the battle royale action.

While the Season 4 Reloaded update is still fairly fresh, Activision is making further tweaks and adjustments with another new update. Follow along below for a complete breakdown of the Warzone August 3 patch notes.

Warzone August 3rd Update Patch Notes

Warzone Season 4 Reloaded August 3 Patch Notes
The August 3rd Update brings adjustments to the Warzone weapons pool. (Picture: Activision)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused players to receive damage when entering the Gas due to a minor delay in the Gas Mask animation.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect amount of Armor to be applied when equipping or picking up the Tempered or Specialist Perks.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an unintentional lighting change on Caldera.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Last Alive" Player Card to display the incorrect text.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Season Four Reloaded Calling Cards to display the incorrect text.

Weapons

Weapon Adjustments

» Assault Rifles «

Vargo-S (VG)

  • Mirzoyan 414mm Custom
    • Muzzle Velocity now increased by 35%

NZ-41 (VG)

  • Headshot Locational Damage multiplier decreased to 1.3, down from 1.5
  • Shot Deviation Increased

KG M40 (VG)

  • Headshot Locational Damage multiplier decreased to 1.32, down from 1.46 
  • Neck Locational Damage multiplier increased to 1.32, up from 1.3

The philosophy is to address the damage profile of weapons that are designed to be easier to control. The KG M40 (VG) has started to rear its head as the front-runner.

This is mostly due to the reliability of landing headshots and has one of the highest head-shot accuracies in the game. By bringing this down, the expectation is that the weapon will perform well, but not dominate.

Volkssturmgewehr (VG)

  • Min Damage decreased to 21, down from 22
  • VDD 287mm 
    • Damage Range Penalty increased to -25%, down from -10% 
    • Muzzle Velocity Penalty increased to -20%, down from -10%
    • Vertical Recoil Penalty increased to -21%, down from -12%
  • Krausnick 428mm 05V
    • Damage Range decreased to 26%, down from 40% 

Tthe Volkssturmgewehr (VG) is starting to find its place in the meta, and its long-range efficiency is becoming higher and higher. This indicates that more players have found accurate long-range builds with the weapon. A small adjustment in its min-damage reinforces the weapon's identity as a powerhouse of close-to-mid range, but can be used at long range when needed. 

Kilo (MW)

  • Min Damage decreased to 22, down from 23

There has been a high jump in KD particularly in the higher skilled brackets on the smaller maps. This is due to the relative ease of recoil that the kilo enables. This update will be addressing its damage profile downward a bit.

» Submachine Guns «

Some of the more recent additions to the Submachine Gun category have been dominant and reduced the once great breadth that was on offer. This is mostly due to far superior handling. This update makes some strategic changes here in order to keep the weapons viable but open up the short-range meta back to its former glory.

Armaguerra 43 (VG)

  • ADS Movement Speed Scale decreased to 1.36, down from 1.4
  • .30 Russian Short 34 Round Mags
    • Damage Range penalty increased to -25%, down from -14%
  • 8mm Kurz 72 Round Mags
    • Damage Range decreased to 5%, down from 10%
    • Movement Speed scalar penalty increased to -5%, down from -4.2%
  • Imerito 18mm Short
    • ADS Movement Speed Bonus decreased to 18%, down from 20%

Marco 5 (VG)

  • ADS Transition In/Out Time increased to 200ms, up from 190ms
  • Vertical Recoil Increased

H4 Blixen (VG)

  • Max Damage reduced to 39, down from 40
  • Max Damage range decreased to 8 meters, down from 9 meters
  • ADS Transition In/Out Time increased to 210ms, up from 190ms
  • Bergstrom 17” F3
    • Muzzle Velocity decreased to 35%, down from 50%
    • Movement speed increase removed, down from 3%
    • ADS movement speed increase removed, down from 6%
  • 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mag
    • Movement Speed now decreased by 2%
    • ADS Transition In/Out time scalar decreased to -3%, down from 2%

» Pistols «

Handgun Echo (MW) 

  • Neck Torso Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.0, down from, 1.1 
  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.0, down from, 1.1 
  • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.0, down from, 1.1 

This update will make an effort to see a headshot thrown into the mix to achieve that 3 shot to kill time while in its max damage range. This should more fairly reward aiming shots with the Handgun Echo (MW).

» Light Machine Guns «

Whitley (VG)

  • 16" CGC Shrouded
    • Damage Range Penalty decreased to -20%, up from -30%

  • 28" Gracey Mk. 9
    • Damage Range increased to 30%, up from 15%

  • .303 British 45 Round Mags
    • Damage Range Penalty decreased to -10%, up from -20%

» Shotguns «

VLK Rogue (MW)

  • Max Pellet Damage decreased to 38, down from 60
  • Min Pellet Damage increased to 15, up from 14

Attachments

Attachment Adjustments

Brace - Gun Perk

  • Recoil Control decreased to 3%, down from 4%
Warzone August 3 Update Patch Notes tweaks adjustments
Enjoy the new tweaks and adjustments as part of the Warzone August 3 Update. (Picture: Activision)

That's just about everything you need to know regarding the Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded August 3rd Update patch notes.

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