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Call of Duty Modern Warfare II – Fan-Favorite Battle Rifle in Multiplayer Gets Nerfed Down in Season 3 Reloaded

Published 06/02/2023, 6:30 PM EDT

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare II has been out for more than seven months now. Since its awaited debut, the premium installment from Activision has ended up going through various transitions. Especially when it comes to the changes made to the weapons for players in the Multiplayer experience.

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Lately, the community has witnessed a lot of guns receiving significant updates regarding their performance. While some have got buffed, others have become weaker, leaving many fans disappointed. One such weapon falling in the latter category is the battle rifle Cronen Squall.

Why did the devs reduce Cronen Squall’s performance in Call of Duty Modern Warfare II?


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Cronen Squall was initially introduced in Season 3. It was promoted as a solid addition to the Multiplayer, and also for the battle royale mode. It quickly ended up becoming fan-favorite due to its amazing abilities to score headshots. For some users, it was also a little overpowered. And that’s the exact reason why the developers recently made it less impactful.

Popular YouTuber TheXclusiveAce recently made a video on Cronen Squall getting nerfed in Call of Duty Modern Warfare II. He explained why the decision to make it weaker isn’t good for the Multiplayer.


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The YouTuber revealed that the battle rifle was nerfed for its overpowered nature in Warzone 2. Hence, the makers wanted the gun to be a little restricted in its performance. So they not only reduced its damage values for the battle royale, but also for the Multiplayer. Probably they were thinking of keeping it consistent across both the formats.


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But TheXclusiveAce mentioned that doing this is not the best decision. Instead, the developers should have nerfed it down for Warzone 2 only. They shouldn’t have touched it when it comes to the Multiplayer format.

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While expressing his disappointment, the YouTuber revealed that the gun has now witnessed a reduction in its fire potential when in semi-auto mode. Furthermore, now it won’t also deliver desired headshots due to the reduced damage. Not to mention, the range of damage has been nerfed as well.


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What are your thoughts on Cronen Squall receiving an unexpected transition in the Multiplayer experience? Let us know in the comments.

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is a senior eSports writer at EssentiallySports, whose passion for video games is unmatched. With an impressive portfolio of over 1900 articles, Mintu is an expert in the coverage of Call of Duty. His extensive knowledge of the industry and insightful commentary have earned him the respect of many prominent figures, including actors, podcast hosts, and other important individuals in the gaming world.