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Call of Duty Season 5 Weapon Changes

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Call of Duty Season 5 Weapon Changes

Breaking down a few of the notable balancing changes in Season 5 of Call of Duty!

Call of Duty has just launched its fifth season of content across Warzone and Vanguard bringing a bunch of new content and cosmetic changes for players to discover. Along with the new season launch, a hefty new patch has deployed bringing a ton of changes to the weapon meta from Season 4. There are a bunch of changes to discuss and track, so here’s a list of all Season 5 Warzone weapon changes.

Noticeable Weapon Changes in Warzone Season 5

Here’s a list of noticeable weapons, whether it be a buff or a nerf, that have received changes in Season 5. There is also some developer feedback to explain the team’s thought process behind the changes.

>>Assault Rifles<<

Call of Duty Vanguard KG M40
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KG M40 (VG)

  • Min Damage decreased to 23, down from 25
  • Sprint to Fire Time increased to 1.02, up from 1.0

Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded

  • Muzzle Velocity decreased to 38%, down from 45% 
  • Vertical Recoil Control decreased to 24%, down from 30%
  • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased to 17%, down from 20%

6.5mm Sakura 40 Round Mags

  • Muzzle Velocity penalty increased to -15%, down from -10% 
  • Vertical Recoil Control decreased to 12%, down from 14%
  • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased to 16%, down from 20%

8mm Klauser 60 Round Drums

  • Movement Speed Scaler decreased to 0.98, down from 0.985
  • ADS Time Penalty increased to -5%, up from -2.5%

VDD 22G Padded

  • Recoil Control decreased to 12.5%, down from 14% 

The KG M40 (VG) continued to climb after the last round of adjustments, so we’re making a further reduction of its long-range damage profile combined with some reasonable accuracy adjustments. The result is a Weapon that should exist firmly in the camp of “Newcomer friendly” but other Weapons will be preferable for higher skilled Players.

» Marksman Rifles «

Vanguard Marksman Rifles have been held back by their restriction of using Sniper Ammunition. In Season Five we’re making large changes to these Weapons to now use Assault Rifle Ammunition instead, along with rebalancing the handling and damage potential of each Weapon in the class.

  • Flinch Decreased on Marksman Rifles by 33%
  • Vanguard Marksman Rifles now use Assault Rifle Ammunition.

» Submachine Guns «

We’re making some adjustments to widen the Close Range meta even further by making additional changes to the best performers, and giving some much needed attention to some old favorites. 

Call of Duty: Vanguard Armaguerra
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Armaguerra 43 (VG)

  • ADS Movement Speed Scale decreased to 1.32, down from 1.36

Imerito 550mm 03P

  • Vertical Recoil Control decreased to 10%, down from 15%
  • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased to 15%, down from 20%  

Imerito 180mm Short

  • Vertical Recoil Control Penalty increased to -15%, up from -10%

Botti 570mm Precisione

  • Headshot Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.14, down from 1.2 
  • Muzzle Velocity decreased to 30%, down from 40% 
  • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased to 25%, down from 35%

8mm Kurz 72 Round Mags

  • Muzzle Velocity decreased to 10%, down from 20% 
  • Damage Range Bonus removed, down from 5%

9mm 60 Round Mags

  • Movement Speed Penalty increased to -3%, down from -1% 
  • ADS Time penalty increased to -8%, down from -6%

Imerito TA Skeletal 

  • Initial Recoil decreased to 10%, down from 15% 
  • Sustained Recoil penalty increased to -10%, down from -7.5% 
Call of Duty: Vanguard Marco 5
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Marco 5 (VG)

  • Max Damage decreased to 32, down from 34
  • Mid Damage decreased to 29, down from 30
  • Mid Damage Range increased to 20 meters, up from 15 meters

Imerito 342mm 04P

  • Muzzle Velocity decreased to 40%, down from 50%
  • Recoil Control decreased to 5%, down from 8% 

Perfetto Lesto 355mm

  • Vertical Recoil Control penalty increased to -25%, down from -21%
  • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased to -15%, down from -12%
Call of Duty: Vanguard H4 Blixen
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H4 Blixen (VG)

Bergström 17″ F3

  • Recoil Control Decreased to 30%, down from 45% 

7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags

  • Headshot Multiplier Removed
  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased to 1.13, up from 1.0 
  • Movement Speed Scale Decreased to 0.97, down from 1.02
  • ADS Time Scalar Penalty decreased to -4%, up from -3% 

As you can tell, there’s a lot of changes that have deployed with this season, but we’ve narrowed down the most notable of changes. It’ll be interesting to see how these changes shake up the meta that Season 4 introduced, but as Vanguard reaches its end, it’s the perfect time to change things up.

That’s everything you need to on noticeable weapon changes in Season 5. As always, we’ll keep covering all of the new information as it comes out. In the meantime, be sure to check out the full patch notes, how to unlock the battle pass so you can grab the latest weapons and gear as well as check out who the newest operator is in Season 5 of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone.

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