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Warzone Update 1.35 Nerfs Sykov, Fixes Scope Glint & More – April 19

Warzone just got an essential update on April 19, nerfing the game’s most notorious new loadout and fixing some broken sniper optics.

For the last few weeks, Warzone has been something of a disaster zone. And we’re not talking about the incoming nukes, nor the zombie invasion.

The recent Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update was the game’s most broken update yet, and players have been unhappy. In fact, right now players believe that Warzone is in the worst state it’s ever been in.

Thankfully, developer Raven Software seems to realize how dire the game is becoming. And the team has taken it upon itself to make some much-needed changes ahead of the Season 3 update release date.

Warzone Update 1.35 Patch Notes

Just announced on Twitter, Raven Software informs fans that big changes are coming to Warzone on April 19.

Sykov Nerfs

These include a major nerf to the game’s most overpowered new weapon – the Sykov. Right now, everyone will be tweaking their best fully-auto Akimbo Sykov loadouts in Warzone to see if the pistols are still viable after a hefty nerf.

Players will be glad to hear that the broken weapons now have a larger hip spread. But on top of that, movement speed with the guns is getting a reduction, as well as ADS time, and a whopping 25% damage reduction.

Best Akimbo Sykov Loadout Warzone
(Source: Activision)

Of course, this 25% reduction only applies when using both the Sorokin 140mm Auto and the 80 Round Drums together. Perhaps a new loadout will take advantage of this fact in the coming days.

Will this be enough to kill the weapon that had HALF the TTK of the FFAR? It’s unclear, but it’s a great thing to hear regardless.

Sniper Scope Glint Fixes

Recently, Warzone players have also been complaining about no-glint snipers taking over the battle royale. In case you somehow didn’t notice, there was a bug with various scopes that lead to zero glint giving away your positioning when in use.

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warzone no glint sniper rifle
(Source: Activision)

Now both the Modern Warfare Sniper Scope and Variable Zoom Scope will display glint as intended. And players in Warzone’s 1.35 update can breathe a sigh of relief once more.

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More Changes

On top of these two heavily requested changes, players will be glad to know that the missiles soaring above Verdansk will be a bit quieter. What’s more, they won’t be landing in the Play Area any longer either, meaning fewer distractions mid-game.

Warzone Missiles Over Verdansk Event

The RC-XD is no longer present in Buy Stations, moving instead to the Containment Monitors only. And an issue that was causing players to not be able to equip Armor Plates after using Killstreaks or Field Upgrades should now be fixed.

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Check out the full Warzone April 19 update patch notes below. The patch is going live right now:

Full Warzone 1.35 April 19 Update Patch Notes


  • The RC-XD has been removed from Buy Stations and is now only available via Containment Monitors.
  • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to equip Armor Plates after activating certain Killstreaks or Field Upgrades.
  • The Containment Protocol missiles will no longer land in the Play Area.
  • The Containment Protocol missiles have had their sound effects volume reduced.
  • Fixed a bug causing Loadout Drops to block movement and projectiles after the crate collapses.
  • King Slayer Trios – The Gas Circle will no longer move completely outside of the Play Area.


  • The Swatt Master Blueprint now correctly displays the Electric Dismemberment icon.


  • Fixed a bug with the Modern Warfare Sniper Scope and Variable Zoom Scope where they were not displaying glint.
  • Fixed a bug with Modern Warfare weapon perks where they were not having their intended effects. 
  • Fixed a bug with the Bullseye Reticle where it would sometimes cause frame rate issues or the disappearance of UI elements.
  • Sorokin 140mm Auto (Sykov)
    • Hip spread increased
  • Akimbo (Sykov)
    • Movement speed reduced by 5%
  • 80 Round Drums (Sykov)
    • Movement speed reduced by 5%
    • ADS movement speed reduced by 7%
  • When equipping the Sykov with the Sorokin 140mm Auto and the 80 Round Drums, damage is reduced by 25%.
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David Weinstein

Monday 19th of April 2021

Thank god for this update the postal’s were to OP