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COD Mobile Season 3 weapon balance changes - All nerfs and buffs

Find all the weapon balance changes in COD Mobile Season 3, showcasing all the buffs and nerfs to popular guns.
COD Mobile Season 3 weapon balance changes - All nerfs and buffs

Call of Duty: Mobile Season 3 (2022), entitled Radical Raid, brings a host of new content to the ever-changing mobile sensation, from the new multiplayer map Miami Strike, to the appearance of the legendary Snoop Dogg, a new Operator Skill, the MAC-10 SMG, events and much more. For the competitive player, however, one of the most important aspects is the COD Mobile Season 3 weapon balance changes.

In this article, we outline all the buffs and nerfs to various guns in COD Mobile Season 3, so mobile gamers across the globe can adjust their loadouts or maybe even pick some new weapons as their primary. Let's get started.

COD Mobile Season 3 balance changes

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Yes, the legendary Snoop Dogg is coming to COD Mobile in April 2022. (Picture: Activision)

Here's a complete list of all the buffs and nerfs in COD Mobile Season 3, including developer comments on the weapon balance changes thanks to CODM Intel.

Before we get started, keep in mind that hotfix updates and more balance changes could occur during the season.

It is always good practice to keep tabs on the developers, which we endeavour to do for our readers.

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Unlock the MAC-10 in COD Mobile Season 3 via the Radical Raid battle pass. (Picture: Activision)

Without further delay, you can find the balance changes for COD Mobile Season 3 (2022) below.

SP-R 208 changes:

  • Abdominal Damage Multiplier: Decreased
  • Hand Damage Multiplier: Increased

"SP-R 208 is a marksman rifle that has a great field of vision and can destroy the enemy with a single shot even from afar. In some close to medium combat scenarios, it appears to be too fault-tolerant. Therefore, we shifted part of the one-shot damage from the abdomen to the hand area. This change requires a higher accuracy for players to take out enemies with one on-hand shot."

HVK-30:

  • Range Damage Frame: Adjusted
  • Chest/Upper Arm Damage Multiplier: Increased

"HVK-30 is an assault rifle that lacks mobility. We have improved its range damage frame and long-range TTK to retain the positioning of medium to long-range rifles. HVK-30’s long-range attenuation of large-calibre Ammos is also adjusted to improve mobility."

Large-Caliber Ammos:

  • Range: Adjusted
  • Damage: Adjusted

M4 changes:

  • Hand Damage Multiplier: Increased
  • Chest/Upper Arm Damage Multiplier: Increased
  • Empty Reload Time: Decreased
  • ADS Time: Decreased
  • Bullet Spread: Decreased

"With excellent stability, M4 has been a popular assault rifle that helps new players adapt into the game. However, the actual TTK of M4 performs at an unsatisfactory level for players transitioning into more intense competitive matches. Therefore, we have increased the areas where the M4 deals a high multiplier of damage, and slightly improved its mobility and stability."

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The M4 has been heavily buffs in COD Mobile Season 3. (Picture: Activision)

Peacekeeper MK2 changes:

  • First Range: Increased
  • Chest/Upper Arm Damage Multiplier: Increased

"Peacekeeper MK2 is an assault rifle that requires high mechanics. However, the controls of Peacekeeper MK2 appear to be too difficult, making it hard for players to utilize it. Therefore, previously, we adjusted its recoil and lowered its handling difficulties but it still wasn’t competitive enough. With the additional adjustments in this release, we hope Peacekeeper MK2 can truly reach its maximum potential."

FR .556 changes:

  • Vertical Recoil: Adjusted
  • Leg Damage Multiplier: Increased

"FR .556’s strong vertical recoil and diminishing damage multiplier to the leg area provide uncertain results when players are calculating damage dealt on eliminating enemies. Therefore, we decreased its vertical recoil and increased its damage multiplier on the leg area to stabilize its performance."

ICR-1 changes:

  • Base Damage: Increased
  • Shooting Range: Adjusted
  • Head Damage Multiplier: Increased

"ICR-1 is an assault rifle with high mobility and stability designed for beginners. However, it has not been as popular of a choice as we anticipated. Therefore, we have strengthened its overall range dominance to allow stable performance within the range advantage of the rifle. We have also appropriately increased the damage multiplier on certain areas to make up for the shortcomings of TTK."

JAK-12 changes:

  • Stacking of Disable Perk: Reduced
  • Explosive Mag Slowing Effect: Reduced

Kilo 141 changes

"In the last patch, the Kilo 141 was a powerful weapon that excelled both as a medium and long range weapon with no downsides in terms of mobility. To balance this, we have adjusted the stats of some of the attachments accordingly."

Extended Mag:

  • Movement Speed: Decreased
  • Reload Time: Increased

Large Extended Mag:

  • Movement Speed: Decreased
  • Reload Time: Increased

OWC Marksman:

  • Movement Speed: Decreased
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Three attachments for the Kilo 141 have been nerfed in COD Mobile Season 3. (Picture: Activision)

CR-56 AMAX changes:

  • Base Spread: Reduced

"CR-56 AMAX is an assault rifle with a relatively large spread to offset its stable trajectory and long-distance suppression capability. However, a larger spread will have a greater impact when going against targets behind covers at close to medium combats. Therefore, we have decreased CR-56’s base spread."

In total, nine guns have been either buffed or nerfed (or both) in the COD Mobile Season 3 update.

Get hyped for COD Mobile Season 3 and its accompanying weapon balance changes by checking out the latest Radical Raid trailer below.

So there you have it, all the weapon balance changes coming your way in COD Mobile Season 3, entitled Radical Raid. It's going to be an interesting season for the game's ever-changing meta, as the new weapon (MAC-10 SMG) is sure to shake things up as well, especially in the close to mid-range section.

 

Featured image courtesy of Activision.