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COD Mobile Season 8 Weapon Balance Changes – All Nerfs, Buffs

Call of Duty: Mobile Season 8 is set to bring tons of weapon balance changes and this article looks at every nerf and buff of the upcoming season.
COD Mobile Season 8 Weapon Balance Changes – All Nerfs, Buffs

The highly anticipated Call of Duty: Mobile Season 8 update "Train to Nowhere" is releasing on the 7th of September. This season, players will witness the addition of a new Express Multiplayer map with two new weapons: the Butterfly Knife and ZRG 20mm bolt-action sniper rifle.

Apart from this, the update will carry a bunch of weapon stats adjustments to achieve the balance. Quite recently, Garena revealed the complete list of weapon balance changes. So keep reading this article till the end to know everything about weapon nerfs and buffs coming with COD Mobile Season 8.

COD Mobile Season 8 Weapon Balance Changes

COD Mobile Season 8 Weapons Nerfs and Buffs
COD Mobile Season 8 Weapons Nerfs and Buffs. (Picture: Activision)

A number of weapons and operator skills are being nerfed and buffed in the upcoming update, and here's a look at them:

Swordfish Buffed

  • Fire Interval between Bursts: Reduced

  • Hip-fire Bullet Spread: Increased (MP Only) 

  • ADS Speed: Increased

  • Halberd Mag

  • Fire Interval In Burst: Reduced

Pharo Buffed

  • Recoil: Reduced

  • Range: Reduced

Chicom Buffed

  • Damage Multiplier: Increased

Oden Buffed

  • Recoil: Reduced

  • Range: Increased 

PPSh-41 Buffed

  • Horizontal Recoil: Reduced

Chopper Buffed

  • ADS Accuracy: Increased 

  • Damage: Increased

  • Range: Increased

QXR Buffed

  • Damage: Increased

KRM-262 Buffed

  • Therefore, we have adjusted its damage and pellet allocation to improve its fault tolerance of non-precision shots.

  • Damage: Increased

  • Range: Increased

  • Hip-fire Central Pellets Spread: Reduced

JAK-12 Nerfed

  • Damage Multiplier: Reduced

  • Range: Reduced

MX9 Buffed

  • Damage: Increased

  • Adjusted the damage/range/damage multiplier in Battle Royale to be all the same with MP mode.

LK24 Buffed

  • Get-Hit Flinch: Reduced

  • Damage Multiplier: Increased

HG 40 Buffed

  • Range: Increased

  • Damage Multiplier: Increased

AK-47 Buffed

  • Damage Multiplier: Increased


Reactor Core Nerfed

  • Damage Radius: Reduced

  • Activate Energy Needed: Increased

  • Energy Recovery Rate: Reduced

Gravity Spikes Buffed

  • Energy Recovery Rate: Increased

Claw Buffed

  • The bullet damage will not be reduced after the rebound.

  • Lethal and Tactical Adjustment

Flash Drone Nerfed

  • Effective Radius: Reduced

Concussion Grenade Nerfed 

  • Effective Radius: Reduced

  • Max Duration: Reduced

  • Min Duration: Reduced

Thermite Nerfed

  • Effective Radius: Reduced

  • Duration: Reduced

Trophy System Buffed

  • Detect Radius: Increased

Flashbang Grenade Buffed

  • Effective Radius: Adjusted to 10m

  • Max Effective Duration: Increased

Contact Grenade Buffed

  • Throw Speed: Increased 

  • Damage: Increased

  • Damage Radius: Increased

Molotov Cocktail Buffed

  • Duration: Increased

Echo Grenade Buffed

  • Detect Radius: Increased

Battle Royale

COD Mobile Weapons
COD Mobile Weapons. (Picture: Activision)

SVD Buffed

  • Range of First Stage: Increased 

  • Damage Multiplier: Increased

  • Base Vertical Recoil: Reduced

Type 25 Buffed

  • Range: Increased

  • Damage: Increased

GKS Buffed

  • Range: Increased

CR-56 AMAX Buffed

  • Damage: Increased

HVK-30 Nerfed

  • Range: Adjusted 

  • Base Damage: Adjusted 

  • Adjustment of the Class Skill

Clown Buffed

  • Recharge Speed: Increased

  • Tracking Range: Increased 

Airborne Buffed

  • Recharge Speed: Increased

Support - Profession Passive Skill Nerfed

  • Time spent to revive teammates won't be reduced after the Class upgrade.

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Featured image courtesy of Activision.