Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 Patch Notes Reveal All Weapon Changes and Roze Skin Nerf

Published 04/22/2021, 5:01 AM EDT


The highly anticipated Season 3 of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold and Warzone is finally here. While the latest title in the franchise now has four more multiplayer maps and a new Zombies chapter, the Battle Royale has received six new weapons and a ground-breaking live event.

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Within just 13 months of release, Call of Duty Warzone has touched a peak of 100 million users. Considering the severe competition from other games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, this is certainly a glorious milestone. 

Naturally, Infinity Ward and Raven Software are trying their best to continue this momentum with Season 3. Here are all the weapons introduced in the game this season, and a list of changes brought in the existing arsenal.

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Weapon changes in Call of Duty Warzone with Season 3

PPSh-41: SMG

The PPSh-41 SMG will release in the launch week and is available on Tier 15 of the Battle Pass.

Swiss K31

The Swiss K31 will also release in the launch week but and is available on Tier 31 of the Battle Pass.

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LC-10

Players can unlock the LC-10 by getting three SMG kills without dying in 15 unique matches.

FARA 83

Players can unlock the FARA 83 by getting 2 Assault Rifle headshot kills in 15 different matches.

The community often complains about the dominance of certain weapons in the meta in Call of Duty Warzone. From the looks of it, this narrative will change with Season 3 of the game.

These are the tunings in Assault Rifles, SMGs, Sniper Rifles, and Tactical Rifles, as announced by Raven Software in a recent blog:

Cold War AK-47

  • Recoil pattern has been adjusted

Owing to its unusual recoil pattern, the Cold War AK-47 seemed ineffective at longer ranges at times. With the latest adjustments, the gun will be effective at almost all ranges.

FARA 83

  • Minimum damage increased from 25 to 26
  • Maximum damage decreased from 33 to 31
  • Maximum damage range increased by 17%
  • Recoil pattern has been adjusted

To make the FARA 83 and the FFAR 1 a little more different, the developers have changed the former’s recoil pattern and damage output. It is now an approachable weapon for mid-range fights.

FFAR 1

  • Maximum damage decreased from 30 to 27
  • Maximum damage range decreased by 15%
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.1 to 1
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1.1 to 1
  • ADS speed decreased slightly

It won’t be an overstatement that the FFAR 1 dominated Season 2 of Call of Duty Warzone. So much so that the players started ignoring the other Assault Rifles in the game. The aforementioned changes will make the FFAR 1 a much more balanced option in the category.

Groza

  • Recoil increased slightly
  • ADS speed decreased slightly
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1.3 to 1.1

Krig 6

  • Head damage multiplier changed from 1.4 to 1.5
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.3
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1
  • Lower torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1

Raven Software’s aim with Season 3 is to make the Assault Rifle category of weapons highly competitive. Accordingly, the KRIG 6 has finally received some well-deserved buffs and it can now compete with other popular weapons like the FFAR 1 and the Groza.

QBZ-83

  • Move speed increased
  • ADS move speed increased
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.2
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1

LC10

  • Bullet velocity increased slightly

Mac-10

  • Maximum damage decreased by 1

Pelington 703

  • ADS speed increased
  • Raise time increased slightly

Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie

  • Time between bursts increased by 33%
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.8 to 1.3

M16

  • Time between bursts increased by 10%
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.8 to 1.1

The Tactical Rifles in Season 2 did not require the users to master their aim, as they could simply rely on their explosive fire rate and burst pattern. However, with Season 3, these weapons will only offer a fast TTK when fired with proper aim.

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Roze operator skin finally gets a nerf

After recurring demands by casual players and content creators like Jack ‘CouRage‘ Dunlop, Raven Software has nerfed the Roze operator skin. It will be more visible/readable in areas where sources of light are present.

The Season 3 update will be available for download on April 21 at 9 PM PT. Its size will range from 22.6 GB on PlayStation consoles, 25.2 GB on PC, to 25.9 GB on Xbox consoles.

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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