22 Jun 2021 7:47 PM +00:00

Call of Duty Warzone/BOCW Update Nerfs the MG 82

Call of Duty Warzone and Black Ops Cold War alike have received a new update as part of Season 4, and with it comes some important changes, including some huge nerfs to the MG 82!

Let's dive right into the new Call of Duty patch notes for Warzone and BOCW.

Call of Duty Warzone/BOCW Update June 22

The newest patch in the massive Call of Duty Season 4 brings some much needed nerfs that Black Ops Cold War players will absolutely love, as well as some insight into the future of Perks and some important bug fixes.

Patch Notes

Here are the latest Warzone patch notes from Raven Software with some big changes for Black Ops Cold War as well!



  • We are exploring all avenues in terms of changes to provide ‘fair’ and 'reactable' counterplay options to Dead Silence. A decision like this must be made carefully especially considering how it may destabilize other aspects of the game. We cannot promise anything at this moment but as we close in on an appropriate solution, we will share more details. Sit tight.


Light Machine Guns

  • MG 82 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 29
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 28 to 27
    • Maximum Damage range decreased by 20%
    • Headshot multiplier decreased from 1.3 to 1.2
    • Upper Chest multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1
    • Extremities multiplier decreased from 1 to .9
    • Vertical and Horizontal Recoil increased

We had envisioned the MG 82 (BOCW) as a short to mid-range Light Machine Gun given its relatively fast handling, mobility, and rate of fire. However, it also retained many powerful LMG traits like damage profile, bullet velocity, and magazine size all while having negligible recoil. These factors in combination created one of the most dominant weapons to land in Verdansk. Do not be deceived by the magnitude of these changes. The damage per magazine and rate of fire is still top tier so we expect the MG 82 to remain viable.

Submachine Guns

  • Nail Gun (BOCW)
    • We will be keeping a close eye on the Nail Gun (BOCW). We feel it kills about a bullet faster than we would like. With extremely low rate of fire Weapons, they can be on a razor’s edge of balance wherein missing a single shot can turn an incredibly fast Time to Kill into one of the slowest in its class. This is not the case with the Nail Gun (BOCW) now, but if it required an additional bullet to kill and nothing else changed, it likely would be. So, we may push and pull on some of its functionality to ensure that it fulfills its role as a highly mobile, close range, full-auto dominator that can rival shotgun TTKs but rapidly wanes in efficacy the further enemies are from you. They are just nails after all.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing some Players to have to restart the game in order to unlock a gifted Battle Pass.
  • Fixed an issue causing tier skips to not apply properly when receiving a gifted Battle Pass Bundle.
  • Fixed a locked control room door in Salt Mine that was killing Players instantly upon contact.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to lose control of their Operator after walking through a Red Door if another Player had previously died while going through it.
  • Fixed an issue where using some QBZ-83 (BOCW) Blueprints would cause Players to crash.

Release Date

This update is live now on all platforms, so check it out by loading up your game now!

Call of Duty Warzone Black Ops Cold War Season 4 MG 82 Nerf Operators
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