An update for Call of Duty: Warzone has made its rounds, featuring changes to weapons, attachments and more. Possibly the most important adjustment is to the FFAR. It received a nerf simply because it was performing far too well overall.
According to the patch notes released by Raven Software, the FFAR’s aim-down-sight speed has been decreased, which should help address the issue. The studio went on to explain the changes saying, “The FFAR’s wholesale efficacy has it edging out SMGs at ranges we’re not satisfied with.”
The FFAR should be effective at mid-range, but somewhat difficult to win in close-up encounters. “We are bringing the FFAR a bit more in line with what you might expect from an AR–damage and range at the cost of handling,” Raven said.
Additionally, the Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie also saw an adjustment, getting an increase in recoil strength. “Burst weapons ride a fine line between inefficient and oppressive. The intent of this change is to maintain the weapon’s identity of being a powerhouse while making it a bit more difficult to wield,” the studio said.
Outside of the weapons changes, Raven also plenty of bugs associated with attachments, and a glitch with a camo challenge for the R1 Shadowhunter crossbow.
You can see the full patch notes below:
Warzone April 6 Patch Notes:
- The Camo Challenges for the “R1 Shadowhunter” now appear correctly for the Geometric, Flora, and Science Camo Categories.
- Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie
- Recoil strength has been increased.
- Burst weapons ride a fine line between inefficient and oppressive. The intent of this change is to maintain the weapon’s identity of being a powerhouse while making it a bit more difficult to wield. Right now we feel it is too easy to stay on target given how lethal it is. We will continue to monitor the performance of the Tactical Rifle Charlie and make additional changes if necessary.
- FFAR 1
- ADS speed has been decreased.
- The FFAR is a jack of all trades. It has the damage profile and range of an AR as well as the fire rate of an SMG. The FFAR’s wholesale efficacy has it edging out SMGs at ranges we’re not satisfied with. Ideally, the FFAR fulfills the role of a mid-range dominator while falling prey to weapons that excel in short-range engagements. We are bringing the FFAR a bit more in line with what you might expect from an AR—damage and range at the cost of handling.
- Rear Grip attachments that showed ADS speed pros should now properly increase ADS speed.
- Fixed a bug with the Groza where the 16.5” CMV Mil-Spec barrel would bypass damage falloff.
- Fixed a bug with the Ember Sighting Point where the XM4 and AK-47 had their ADS speed increased rather than decreased.
- Fixed a bug with the Salvo Fast Mag where the FFAR 1 and M16 were not having their ADS speed decreased.
- The Pelington 703 Wrapped Suppressor effects should now be properly represented in the stat bar.