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Warzone S3 Reloaded patch notes: File size, gun balance changes, bug fixes and more

Here are the full patch notes for the Warzone S3 Reloaded update, from all the gun balance changes to bug fixes, attachment adjustments, download size and more.
Warzone S3 Reloaded patch notes: File size, gun balance changes, bug fixes and more
The highly-anticipated Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update was released in the early hours of the morning on 20th May 2021. We already know about the 80s Action Heroes event, as well as the new POI in Verdanks, new weapons and more. However, for those who love the finer details in life, you probably want to read through the entire Warzone Season 3 Reloaded patch notes, right? We've got you covered, noting all the gun balance changes, attachments adjustments, gameplay changes and more in the full Warzone Season 3 Reloaded patch notes. Let's start with the exact download size.

Warzone S3 Reloaded update download size

Check out the download/file size of the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update per platform below.

  • PlayStation 5 - 14.6 GB
  • PlayStation 4 - 14.6 GB
  • Xbox One Series X / Xbox One Series S - 15.2 GB
  • Xbox One - 15.2 GB
  • PC - 14.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 18.1 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

That's not too big of a download, considering all the new additions in the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update.

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Check out all the changes and additions in the official Warzone Season 3 Reloaded patch notes as shared by Treyarch below.

Warzone Playlist changes

Adding:

  • Verdansk – Power Grab
  • Plunder – Quads
  • Rebirth Island - Resurgence Trios  

Removing:

  • Verdansk - Mini Royale
  • Plunder - Blood Money Duos
  • Rebirth Island - Resurgence Quads

Warzone new mode: Power Grab

What if we dialled up the intensity of Warzone to true Hollywood extremes? In Power Grab, you must eliminate other Operators, complete Contracts, and loot Supply Boxes around Verdansk to find Dog Tags. By collecting Dog Tags, you will work your way up a reward ladder that will give you the edge you need to win, including the personal Respawn Token.

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You’ll have to use everything you’ve got to control the flag that spawns during the final circle – calling in an Exfil Helicopter. True to the BR experience, you can also choose to hunt every single other Operator until you‘re the last one standing. There are fewer and smaller circles. There are no loadouts. There is no Gulag. But there will be action... and plenty of it!

 

Warzone S3 Reloaded gameplay changes

  • Added the new Combat Bow Killstreak to the following Verdansk modes: core BR, Plunder, and Power Grab.
  • Stopping Power Field Upgrade spawn rates have been reduced substantially across all modes.

The developer notes: "Given Stopping Power’s efficacy and lack of counter play options, we felt its power level was at odds with its availability. We want to create more scenarios where a measured choice about how and when to utilize Field Upgrades is not just rewarded but encouraged.

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"There was hardly an incorrect way to apply Stopping Power - which we felt took away from the satisfaction of optimal or strategic use. Our hope by drastically reducing its presence within Warzone is that we introduce a small strategy-based control. Those who loot efficiently increase their odds of finding it."

Warzone S3 Reloaded patch notes: Bug fixes

  • Fixed additional map locations in Verdansk that allowed players to reach out-of-bounds areas. This is on top of the locations that we addressed in the last 2 patches.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Gas Mask to become unbreakable after a players’ first death with the Gas Mask equipped. 
  • Fixed a bug that caused player Activision IDs to not always appear in the killcam or when spectating with or without the Option enabled. 
  • Fixed an issue where Scavenger Challenges weren't correctly referencing the Summit POI.
  • Fixed an issue where Loadout Drops would fall through salt pools in the Salt Mines.
  • Fixed an issue where Sparks was not visible in the Operator Select Menu until the Sparks Operator Bundle was purchased.
  • Fixed a bug with the LW3 - Tundra where firing the final shot in a magazine would displace the Weapon model.
  • Fixed a bug with the Great Pacific Blueprint where its Weapon stats were incorrect.
  • Fixed a bug with the Swiss K31 where it would deal lethal damage in a single upper body shot when loaded with Stopping Power.
  • Fixed a bug with the Bullfrog where it was receiving an unintended amount of Bullet Velocity.
  • Fixed a bug with the CARV.2 where some of its barrels were not assigning the correct values.
  • Fixed incorrect magazine names for the FARA 83.

Gun balance changes in Warzone S3 Reloaded

 

Submachine Guns

AK-74u

  • Neck multiplier increased from 1 to 1.4
  • Sprint to Fire Speed increased by 20%
  • Bullet Velocity decreased by 15%
  • Maximum damage range decreased by 25% 

PPSh-41

  • Maximum damage increased from 27 to 28
  • Maximum damage range increased by 3.8%

Snipers

  • All Black Ops Cold War Sniper base optics have been adjusted.

Sniper Rifle Charlie (Semi-Auto)

  • Bullet Velocity increased by 14%
  • Extremity multipliers increased from .9 to 1
  • Rate of Fire decreased from .33 to .83

LW3 – Tundra

  • Aiming Stability increased
  • The LW3 – Tundra did not have much holding it back beyond its ADS Speed and Aiming Stability. 

Swiss K31

  • Flinch Resistance greatly increased
  • ADS Speed increased slightly
  • Aiming Stability increased

ZRG 20mm

  • Bullet Penetration increased
  • Upper Torso multiplier increased from 1.25 to 1.7
  • Lower Torso multiplier increased from 1.15 to 1.25
  • Extremity multipliers increased from .9 to 1
  • ADS Speed decreased by 4%
  • Bullet Velocity decreased by 2%
  • Move Speed decreased by 2%
  • ADS Move Speed decreased by 1%

That's a whole lot of weapon/gun balance changes in the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update, focused on Snipers and SMGs.

 

Attachment changes in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded

Several attachments have received balance changes in the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update. Check them all out below.

Muzzles

Flash Guard:

  • Vertical Recoil Control increased slightly

Suppressor:

  • No longer reduces Bullet Velocity
  • Now increases Bullet Velocity
  • Now increases ADS Speed 
  • Now increases Sprint to Fire Speed

Lasers

SOF Target Designator (Snipers): 

  • No longer increases Effective Damage Range
  • Now increases Aiming Stability
  • ADS Move Speed multiplier increased

Ember Sighting Point (Snipers):

  • No longer increases Effective Damage Range
  • Now greatly increases Aiming Stability
  • ADS Move Speed multiplier increased  

Steady Aim Laser (Snipers):

  • No longer decreases Hip Spread
  • Now increases ADS Speed


Swat 5mW Laser Sight (Snipers):

  • No longer decreases Hip Spread
  • No longer decreases ADS Speed
  • Now increases Aiming Stability 
  • Now greatly increases ADS Speed

Rear Grips:

  • Airborne/GRU Elastic Wrap 
  • Aiming Stability increased

So there you have it, the full patch notes for the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update.

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