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Every Weapon Buff & Nerf in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded

There have been a load of buffs and nerfs to weapons in the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update – check them all out here.

With well over 100 weapons in Warzone now, it is more difficult than ever for developer Raven Software to keep the game balanced.

And, while the developer is doing a good job at keeping all of the weapons on the same level, there is still some work to do.

Luckily, 15 different weapons have been changed in the Season 5 Reloaded update. Check out all of the weapon and attachment changes below.

But first, find out everything new in the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Patch Notes.

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Warzone Season 5 Reloaded – All Weapon Balacing Changes

Raven Software has made buffs or nerfs to 15 different weapons in the Season 5 Reloaded update. This will certainly shake up the meta in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Read More: Best Meta Weapon Loadouts in Warzone Season 5

Assault Rifles

Plenty of players hate the ‘zero recoil’ meta in Warzone. Luckily, Raven Software is addressing this with these new Assault Rifle nerfs.


  • Recoil Increase


  • Base optic eye position retracted


  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1


  • 15% increase to Sprint to Fire speed

Krig 6

  • Maximum Damage decrease from 30 to 29
  • Mid Damage now 25
  • Minimum Damage decrease from 25 to 23
  • Weapon Kick reduction

Also Read: Most Popular Meta Weapon in Warzone Season 5 Revealed

Warzone Assault Rifle


The only LMG to be changed in the update is the Stoner 63. However, despite the change, this Stoner 63 loadout is the best weapon in Warzone right now.

Stoner 63

  • Slight increase to recoil

Tactical Rifles

Tactical Rifles have undergone some major changes in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded. Maybe they’ll finally return to the meta in this update.

AUG (Cold War)

  • Recoil decrease

DMR 14

  • Recoil adjustment


  • Slight decrease to weapon kick

Type 63

  • Headshot Damage Multiplier decreased from 2.1 to 1.58
  • Neck Damage Multiplier increased from 1.2 to 1.58
  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased from 1.2 to 1
  • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1
  • Weapon Kick decreased

Also Read: How Warzone Streamers Have Zero Recoil – Aim Settings, FPS & FOV



A number of SMG have also received nerfs in the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update.

MP5 (Modern Warfare) with 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags

  • Maximum Damage decrease from 34 to 31


  • 6.2% decrease to Maximum Damage Range


  • Weapon Kick adjusted
  • ADS Sway adjusted

Read More: Why Warzone Needs A Ranked Game Mode in A New Playlist Update


Sniper Rifles

Finally, two sniper rifles have had some minor changes. These won’t change how the weapons perform, but will change how they feel.

Swiss K31

  • Recoil adjustment

ZRG 20mm

  • Recoil adjustment

Also Read: Best Swiss K31 Loadout in Warzone Season 4 – Better Than Kar98k?

Warzone Sniper

Weapon Attachment Changes in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded

Additionally, Raven Software has also changed a number of the attachments for Cold War guns. The developer states in the patch notes this is to slightly increase the recoil of Cold War assault rifles in particular.

And those are all of the weapon buffs and nerfs in the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update. Has your favorite weapon received a buff or nerf?

Meanwhile, Warzone Season 5 Reloaded is also bringing a brand new event. What is ‘The Numbers’ event in Warzone?

Finally, Warzone players are looking forward to the new Pacific map and improved anti-cheat. While there’s no official launch date yet, JGOD has predicted when the new Warzone map will arrive.

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