Warzone Patch Notes: Bullfrog, Gallo & AK Nerfed, Krig Buffed

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Warzone Patch Notes September
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The Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update is finally here (with only two weeks left of the season). In these patch notes, we've got a ton of weapon balancing changes and a clear focus on the Iron Trials.

Okay, you're busy people and the patch notes aren't short. The attention of this update was on more competitive play, so if you chase the meta keep reading. Here are the four big takeaways:

  • The barrels which negate some of the CWAK's recoil have been nerfed, making this weapon just as damaging but requiring slightly higher skill to use. The opposite has happened to the Krig - the Krig's barrels will now deal with recoil slightly better, but again, there were no direct damage changes.
  • The Bullfrog has had its mobility and ADS nerfed - in this case, they probably want to make the weapon appear less attractive without actually harming it too much. It's not overpowered, it's just easy to use and therefore wildly popular.
  • The Gallo's damage profiles have had their range restricted - so 'short range' (maximum damage) is now only within 3.5m and not 4.5m, and so on with it's mid-range and long-range damage profiles. This nerf will keep the Gallo strong but less versatile.
  • They're experimenting with slightly altered rules for Iron Trials, which remains a playlist. The big takeaway here isn't the rule changes themselves, but the fact that so much attention is being placed on this 'limited-time mode'. We might soon discover that the Iron Trials are becoming a recurring or permanent playlist.

You can find the full patch notes beneath.


Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Patch Notes

Weapon Balance Changes

Submachine Guns

Bullfrog (BOCW)
  • ADS Speed decreased by 9%
  • Movement Speed decreased by 1%
  • ADS Movement Speed decreased by 2%

Shotguns

Gallo / Shotgun Bravo (BOCW)
  • Maximum Damage Range decreased from 4.5 to 3.5 meters
  • Second Damage Range decreased from 8.1 to 5.5 meters
  • Third Damage Range decreased from 13.2 to 9.9 meters

Attachments

Barrels
  • Krig 6
    • 19.7” Takedown
      • Horizontal Recoil Control increased from 8% to 9%
    • 19.7” Ranger
      • Vertical Recoil Control increased from 8% to 9%
    • 15.5” Contour
      • Horizontal Recoil Control increased from 4% to 5%
      • Vertical Recoil Control increased from 4% to 5%
    • 15” CMV Mil-Spec
      • Horizontal Recoil Control increased from 8% to 9%
      • Vertical Recoil Control increased from 8% to 9%
  • AK-47 (BOCW)
    • 18.2” Takedown
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 11.1% to 10%
    • 20” Liberator
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 11.1% to 10%
    • 18.2” VDV Reinforced
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 5.5% to 4%
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 5.5% to 4%
    • 20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 9% to 8%
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 9% to 8.5%
  • XM4
    • 13.7” Takedown
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 11.3% to 10%
    • 13.7” Ranger
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 11.3% to 10%
    • 13.5” Reinforced Heavy
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 5.5 to 4%
    • 13.5” Task Force
      • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased from 9% to 8%
      • Vertical Recoil Control decreased from 9% to 8%

You're probably wondering, well, what shall I use now? Our best advice is to continue using the AK if you can effectively make follow-up shots - otherwise, it might be time to return to the Krig, or even the Grau.

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Changes To Iron Trials

Buy Stations

  • The Specialist Token has been added
  • Supply Run discounts are now 50% on every item except Team Redeploy (100%), Loadout Drop Marker (10%), and Specialist Token (10%)
  • The Hardline Perk now gives a 25% discount to every item except Self Revive (20%), Loadout Drop Marker (10%), and Specialist Token (20%)

Contracts

  • Contract Cash rewards (per Player) have been reduced. Multiplier values are unchanged.
    • Recon
      • $1,300 down to $1,100
    • Scavenger
      • $2,500 down to $1,600
    • Bounty
      • $3,800 down to $2,500
    • Supply Run
      • $1,300 down to $1,200

Gulag

  • Light Machine Guns (except the RPD (BOCW)) and all Tactical Rifles have been removed from Gulag Loadouts.

Melee

  • Weapons will no longer deal more than 120 damage per melee hit.

Yep, they want to make the Iron Trials even harder. But, for people that love the Iron Trials - this is fantastic news.


Just when the CWAK was looking strong - typical, so what now for you and your squad? Maybe back to a Krig / Swiss play? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, and remember, you should consider joining MyEarlyGame today for exclusive tourneys and loads of great giveaways!