Call of Duty: Warzone- Surprise Weapon Update Made Significant Changes to the Meta Weapons

Published 08/21/2021, 12:30 PM EDT

As surprising as it may get, Raven Software announced another update for Call of Duty: Warzone on August 20, which will witness a significant change in its meta. The meta had always revolved around AR weapons and after this update, we may see a huge change within the game.


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The C58 and Krig 6, the two most beloved AR load-outs in the game, are getting nerfs along with the Dead Silence Perk. In other news, the High Silence Perk is getting a huge buff that will allow players to counter the Dead Silence Perk.

Highlights of this update


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Assault rifles have always been the dominant load-out in Warzone for the past few seasons. However, Raven software’s changes with this update might deviate the players from using ARs. This will be a huge change to the Warzone meta as it typically revolved around ARs.

The C58, released back in Season 4, will see an increase in its recoil and a huge decrease in damage inflicted.

Krig, the low recoil AR, is also getting nerfed, with its maximum damage being decreased by over seven percent and minimum damage lowered by one hit point.

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EM2 is also getting a nerf, with the ADS time being slightly increased. It will also no longer revive a damage increase for players who shot at the torso.

The most significant highlight of this update should definitely be the buff for High Alert. This will drastically nerf the capabilities of Dead Silence, now allowing players to hear the enemies’ footsteps.

Further patch notes and significant details of the update are mentioned below.

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Patch notes for Warzone Aug 20 update

The patch notes are from the official announcement from Raven Softwares, as reported by Youtuber WhosImmortal.


  • High Alert – Slot 2 (Red)
  • This Perk will now allow the Player to hear the footsteps of enemies using the Dead Silence Field Upgrade.
  • This change only applies to Warzone.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk, allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing the ZRG 20mm (BOCW) scope glass to appear white while held in an idle position.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from accessing the Store Tab while using the Warzone client in languages other than English.
  • Fixed an issue related to the “Puncture Wound” Nail Gun (BOCW) Blueprint dynamic icon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Fennec (MW) to ignore its proper ballistics trajectory.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from applying a sticker to the Cane (BOCW).
  • Fixed various issues related to gifting the Season Five Battle Pass

Changes in Assault Rifles

C58 (BOCW)

  • Recoil increased
  • Max Damage Range decreased by 7.4%
  • ADS Speed decreased by 3.4%
  • Bullet Velocity decreased by 8.1%     


  • Reduced Base Optic ADS Speed penalty by 21%
  • Upper Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1


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Krig 6 (BOCW)

  • Minimum Damage decreased from 26 to 25
  • Maximum Damage Range decreased by 7.2%


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