The newest Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 “Classified Arms” brings plenty of weapon changes to shake up the meta.
Warzone Season 3 is shaping up as one of the most significant updates that Warzone has ever seen.
Operation Monarch will have players fight to survive while in the middle of a battle between Godzilla and King Kong. This seems to be the most ambitious cross-over Warzone has ever done.
They’ve also updated Caldera and its point of interest to reflect this upcoming battle of behemoths.
But some of the most noticeable changes are for the COD: Warzone Season 3 weapons.
Most Important Buffs & Nerfs in Warzone Season 3 “Classified Arms”
With every new Call of Duty: Warzone Season, we see many balancing changes to the weapons and attachments. Often the meta is wholly changed, and players must seek new load-outs to dominate in Cladera.
This season is no different.
Most Significant Warzone Season 3 Assault Rifle Changes
A few of the Assault Rifles have increased the range of some of their attachments to allow players to engage in long-ranged battles more effectively.
- STG44 (VG): got a decent amount of buffs and nerfs to its attachments. Many players have already begun to use it and consider it one of the better Assault Rifles in Warzone Season 3.
- ITRA Burst (VG): Saw a few changes. Treyarch noted that it served great as a mid-range weapon but was severely lacking in long-range battles due to how fast players would run out of ammo. Because of this, many of its ammo capacities have been increased.
The Volkssturmgewehr (VG) received a few buffs concerning its bullet velocity. This means that players will be able to land more hits and be more consistent when following the movements of enemy players.
The Vargo 52 (BOCW) received a lot of nerfs to its recoils which means that players that were actively using it might need to readjust their control a bit.
The minimum amount of damage that the XM4 (BOCW) can do has been increased to 26, and the maximum damage range was increased to 880.
Now that ARs are more valuable at long-range check out the best long-range AR meta.
Most Significant Warzone Season 3 Sniper Rifle Changes
One of the biggest changes this season is the Sniper Rifles in COD: Warzone. Before, players would be able to quick scope others and one-shot them if they hit a headshot at most ranges.
But now, only certain sniper rifles will be able to one-shot players. Some of these sniper rifles will only be able to one-shot players within 90 m.
Here are the most noticeable changes for Warzone Season 3 for Sniper Rifles.
As of right now, the AX-50 (MW) looks to be one of the most promising sniper rifles for recon classes. It has had its max damage, and its head damage multiplier increased. It’s also one of the current sniper rifles in the game that can still one-shot enemies at any range.
Check out our full breakdown of the new changes to Sniper Rifles and which ones are worth having in your loadout.
Most Significant Warzone Season 3 SMG Changes
SMGs also received some interesting changes but nothing as drastic as what was done to sniper rifles. The Armaguerra 43 (VG) had its 8 mm Kurz Round Mags improved to allow players to take down enemies with one less bullet.
Players using the Type 100 (VG) will be happy to see that the overall visual recoil was decreased. But the popular attachment 8mm Kurz 48 Drum Rounds’ damage multiplier was heavily nerfed.
The MP40 (VG) had its VDD 189mm Short Barrel nerfed, which means that players will no longer be able to shred enemies that are outside their intended maximum range.
One of the more popular weapons, the Owen Gun (VG), has had its damage multipliers and fire rate decreased from a few of its most used attachments.
If you want to put these changes to the test check out our Top 5 Best Meta SMG Loadouts in Warzone Pacific Season 3.
Most Significant Warzone Season 3 LMG Changes
One of the most notable changes coming to the Warzone 3 meta is the nerf of the Bren (VG). The overall damage has been decreased, and many of the attachments that have allowed players to use it for long-range combat have been nerfed.
It will be more challenging to control the recoil at a longer distance, opening the door to a few of the other light machine guns during Warzone Season 3.
On the other hand, the Whitley (VG) received notable buffs for its ADS speed and damage. It could be a great time for players to experiment with their LMG loadout meta.
If you’re struggling to find what LMG to use post-Bren nerf check out our guide to help you out!
Most Significant Warzone Season 3 Handgun Change
Treyarch has not that the Diamatii (BOCW) is performing well above what they expected. Its TTK rivals a primary weapon, so they will closely monitor it during Warzone Season 3.
As of now, its headshot multiplier has been decreased, but no other changes have been made.
Fortunately, the Top Break (VG) had its damage buffed which could open up some attractive load-out options as Season 3 progresses.
These are the more significant changes that we’ve seen for Warzone Season 3 “Classified Arms” in its most recent patch notes. As the season progress, we are sure to see many more.
Especially once King Kong and Gozilla officially touch land in Operation Monarch in May.