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Treyarch are changing Black Ops Cold War's Snipers a lot in the new update

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Black Ops Cold War's Season 3 Reloaded Patch Notes have dropped ahead of the new season and we're going to talk about all the weapon tuning changes separately from the rest of them, for a change.

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Sniper Rifles are undergoing the most change, but Assault Rifles, LMGs and Pistols are all getting some modifications too. It's important to note that these changes won't be reflected in Warzone. Raven Software drop their own Patch Notes and Weapon Tuning updates for that!

The Season 3 Reloaded update is due to launch on May 20th at 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST and the following changes should be implemented then.

Sniper Rifle - Weapon Tuning Changes

Custom Flinch is being added to Sniper Rifles with ADS Momentum being individualized for each Sniper Rifle. This will change how each one handles; Heavier Sniper Rifles should feel weightier when rapidly exiting and re-entering ADS.

LW3 - Tundra

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 550 to 580
  • Reduced ADS-In Momentum from 0.2 to 0.233
  • Attachments Changes
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 28.2” Extended Barrel attachment from 25% to 18%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 29.1” Combat Recon Barrel attachment from 75% to 36%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 28.2” Tiger Team Barrel attachment from 50% to 27%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from Dropshot Wrap Handle attachment from 50% to 33%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from Field Tape Handle attachment from 90% to 50%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from SASR Jungle Grip Handle attachment from 80% to 67%
    • Increased Sprint to Fire Time penalty from SASR Jungle Grip Handle attachment from 12% to 15%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance Bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 90% to 25%
    • Increased Sprint to Fire Time penalty from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 15% to 18%
    • Reduced Aim Down Sight Time bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 12% to 5%
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Pelington 703

  • Increased Sprint to Fire speed from 0.45 to 0.433
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity from 500 to 478
  • Increased Aim Down Sight Time from 0.55 to 0.583
  • Attachment Changes
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 25” Extended Barrel attachment from 25% to 17%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 27.2” Combat Recon Barrel attachment from 75% to 43%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 26.5” Tiger Team Barrel attachment from 50% to 30%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from Field Tape Handle attachment from 90% to 50%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from SASR Jungle Grip Handle attachment from 80% to 67%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance Bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 90% to 25%
    • Reduced Aim Down Sight Time bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 12% to 5%
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M82 - Sniper Rifle Charlie

  • Increased one-hit kill potential to include the mid-torso
  • Increased Aim Down Sight speed from 0.7 to 0.666
  • Increased ADS-Out Momentum from 0.2 to 0.183
  • Reduced ADS-In Momentum from 0.2 to 0.25
  • Reduced firing speed from 0.333 to 0.833
  • Attachment Changes
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 22.2” Extended Barrel attachment from 25% to 13%
    • Increased Fire Rate bonus from 20.6” Rapid Fire Barrel attachment from 11% to 12%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 22.6” Combat Recon Barrel attachment from 75% to 26%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 22.6” Tiger Team Barrel attachment from 50% to 20%
    • Increased Fire Rate bonus from 22.6” Tiger Team Barrel attachment from 18% to 24%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from Field Tape Handle attachment from 90% to 50%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from SASR Jungle Grip Handle attachment from 80% to 67%
    • Increased Sprint to Fire penalty from SASR Jungle Grip Handle attachment from 12% to 15%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance Bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 90% to 25%
    • Increased Sprint to Fire penalty from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 15% to 18%
    • Reduced Aim Down Sight Time bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 12% to 5%
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ZRG 20mm

  • Reduced Aim Down Sight speed from 0.65 to 0.683
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity from 925 to 923
  • Increased ADS-Out Momentum from 0.2 to 0.183
  • Reduced ADS-In Momentum from 0.2 to 0.283
  • Attachments Changes
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 41.9” Extended Barrel attachment from 25% to 10%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 43.9” Combat Recon Barrel attachment from 75% to 20%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 42.7” Sigma Special Barrel attachment from 67% to 16%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from Field Tape Handle attachment from 90% to 50%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from SASR Jungle Grip Handle attachment from 80% to 67%
    • Increased Sprint to Fire penalty from SASR Jungle Grip Handle attachment from 12% to 18%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance Bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 90% to 25%
    • Increased Sprint to Fire penalty from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 15% to 20%
    • Reduced Aim Down Sight Time bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 12% to 5%
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Season 3 Reloaded Weapon Tuning Updates Swiss K31
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SWISS K31 - The new Sniper Rifle looks like it might be the best of the bunch!

Swiss K31

  • 25% less Flinch than other sniper rifles
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity from 700 to 684
  • Attachment Changes
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 24.9” Extended Barrel attachment from 25% to 16%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 24.9” Combat Recon Barrel attachment from 75% to 31%
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 24.9” Tiger Team Barrel attachment from 50% to 23%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from Field Tape Handle attachment from 90% to 50%
    • Reduced Flinch Resistance bonus from SASR Jungle Grip Handle attachment from 80% to 67%
    • Reduced Sprint to Fire penalty from SASR Jungle Grip handle attachment from 12% to 11%
    • Reduced Aim Down Sight Time bonus from Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle attachment from 12% to 5%
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Assault Rifle - Weapon Tuning Changes

Bullet Velocity is up across the board and Headshot Modifiers have been standardised based on Ammo-type for all Assault Rifles.

Krig 6

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 625 to 686
  • Increased Bullet Velocity bonus from 19.7” Ranger Barrel attachment from 100% to 126%
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity penalty from 15.5” Contour Barrel attachment from 25% to 12%
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AK-47

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 490 to 702

FFAR 1

  • Increased maximum damage from 27 to 28
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity from 705 to 629

Groza

  • Reduced headshot multiplier from 1.4x to 1.25x
  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 650 to 660
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QBZ-83

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 625 to 671

FARA 83

  • Increased headshot multiplier from 1.25x to 1.4x
  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 675 to 729
  • Reduced maximum damage from 31 to 30
  • Reduced minimum damage from 28 to 27
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity penalty from 17.5” Contour Barrel attachment from 25% to 18%
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XM4

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 550 to 657

Light Machine Guns - Weapon Tuning Changes

Bullet Velocity is being refactored to give LMGs more inherent power across the board.

Stoner 61 - Light Machine Gun Alpha

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 675 to 714
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 21.8” Task Force Barrel attachment from 100% to 41%
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RPD

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 475 to 684
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 20.3” Task Force Barrel attachment from 100% to 44%

M60

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 600 to 791
  • Reduced Bullet Velocity bonus from 22.8” Task Force Barrel attachment from 100% to 39%
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Pistols & Specials - Weapon Tuning Changes

1911

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 200 to 206

Magnum

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 300 to 313

Diamatti - Pistol Charlie

  • Increased Bullet Velocity from 250 to 257
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R1 Shadowhunter

  • Added Sniper Flinch

That's all the Season 3 Reloaded Weapon Tuning Changes that are coming specifically to Black Ops Cold War. There are also two new Operators coming to Black Ops Cold War. Rambo and John McClane are joining Adler and Stitch. So, if this doesn't interest you... That might.

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