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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 3 is just hours away. However, the weapon tuning update is already here, as Treyarch decided to release the update and other content ahead of the season’s launch. Season 3 is still set to release on Thursday, April 22 at 12 a.m. EST.

The season’s weapon tuning is already quite polarizing. Some players love the changes that the developers made, especially to specific attachments. Conversely, some aren’t as happy about seeing their favorite weapon or category nerfed to the ground.

Below, the highlights from the weapon tuning can be found. The entire patch notes are viewable on Treyarch’s website.

Black Ops Cold War Season 3: weapon tuning patch notes

The list of weapon changes for Season 3 is extensive. Treyarch altered almost every weapon class, putting an emphasis on light machine guns, in particular. Light machine guns are no longer the overpowered beasts they were in seasons past, which is music to some players’ ears.

Aside from that, some assault rifles received tuning, as did the submachine class. For example, movement speed across the board for SMGs was nerved. This especially sparked controversy in the professional scene. Also rounding out the highlights of the update, the AUG received a hefty and long overdue nerf.

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 patch notes
Provided by Treyarch

Changes for weapons and classes

  • Light Machine Guns
    • Light Machine Gun Alpha
      • Reduced max damage from 42 to 38
      • Reduced max range from 38.1m to 21.59m
      • Slight increase to vertical recoil
      • Slightly reduced ADS speed
      • Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100 to +50%
      • Reduced range penalty of Division Barrel attachment from -25% to -12%
    • RPD
      • Increased max damage from 38 to 42
      • Reduced max range from 50.8m to 20.4m
      • Ammo capacity reduced from 75 to 50
      • Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100% to +50%
      • Range penalty of Division Barrel attachment reduced from -25% to -15%
    • M60
      • Reduced max range from 76.2m to 20.4m
      • Reduced ADS speed by 13.8%
      • Increased probability of horizontal view kick when hip-firing
      • Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100% to +50%
      • Reduced range penalty of Division Barrel attachment from -25% to -15%
  • Assault Rifles
    • FFAR 1
      • Reduced recoil penalties on Task Force Barrel attachment by 10% total
      • Increased bullets added to 34 RND magazine attachment from 34 to 38
      • Reduced reload speed penalty on 34 RND magazine attachment from 10% to 5%
      • Increased bullets added to 38 RND Speed Mag magazine attachment from 34 to 38
      • Reduced ADS speed penalty on 38 RND Speed Mag magazine attachment from 20% to 10%
    • Krig 6
      • Increased headshot multiplier from 1.25 to 1.4
      • Reduced max damage from 35 to 33
    • Attachments
      • An added ADS move speed bonus to the following barrel attachments for assault rifles: Ultralight, Contour, Contour M2, CMV Mil-Spec
  • Tactical Rifles
    • Tactical Rifle Charlie
      • Reduced max range from 30.48m to 19.05m
      • Increased burst fire delay from 0.216 to 0.233
      • Max damage increased from 51 to 52
      • Increased headshot multiplier from 1.25 to 1.4
      • Reduced range bonus on Task Force barrel attachment from +50% to +40%
      • Reduced damage bonus on Task Force barrel from +15% to +12%
  • Submachine Guns
    • Sprint Speed
      • Reduced sprinting speed of all SMGs; pistols are now the fastest guns with which to sprint
      • With specific attachments, an SMG may now allow sprinting as fast as a pistol

These changes are already live in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer. However, they do not apply to Warzone. The Season 3 update should start rolling out on April 22 at 12 a.m. EST.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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