Black Ops Cold War Season 6 Update: All Buffs And Nerfs

The start of Season 6 for Black Ops Cold War is right around the corner and will be the final post-launch content season for Treyarch's latest release before focus turns towards Call of Duty: Vanguard. Alongside the return of Alex Mason, the launch of the new Forsaken Zombies map, and the arrival of new weapons into the arsenal, the Black Ops developer has also detailed numerous changes impacting some of the most popular weapons in the game.

In recent weeks, players have requested nerfs to a number of weapons that they consider to be overpowered and it looks like Treyarch has been listening. Find all the buffs and nerfs arriving in Black Ops Cold War in the Season 6 update in this article!

Read More: Black Ops Cold War Season 6: Everything We Know

Black Ops Cold War Season 6 Buffs and Nerfs

Marshal Pistol Black Ops Cold War
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Assault Rifles


  • Reduced maximum damage from 48 to 42.
  • Increased vertical recoil on first bullet fired.
  • Removed -7% fire rate penalty from 25.8” Task Force Barrel attachment.
  • Increased horizontal recoil control penalty on 25.8” Task Force Barrel attachment from 15% to 25%.


  • Added 12% horizontal recoil reduction to STANAG 60 Rnd Drum attachment.
  • Added 8% vertical recoil reduction to STANAG 60 Rnd Drum attachment.



  • Reduced ADS speed from 0.233 to 0.266.
  • Reduced sprint to fire speed from 0.3 to 0.333.
  • Reduced weapon swap speed from 0.35 to 0.375.
  • Increased effective range penalty on Burst Fire Repeater Muzzle attachment from 15% to 33%.

KSP 45

  • Reduced headshot multiplier from 1.4x to 1.33x.
  • Increased damage increase on 10.5” Task Force Barrel attachment to 8%.


  • Reduced headshot multiplier from 1.4x to 1.33x.



  • Reduced max damage range from 5.08m to 3.81m.
  • Reduced firing speed from 0.35 to 0.366.
  • Increased range penalty on Dragon’s Breath attachment from 8% to 25%.
  • Bonus Damage from Dragon’s Breath is now reduced at ranges beyond 6.66m. Maximum bonus damage has been reduced from 40 to a maximum of 24. The 12.1” Extended Barrel attachment increases this range before damage drop off.


All Shotguns

  • Increased effective damage range bonus on Ranger Barrel attachments from 30% to 33%.

Hauer 77

  • Added slightly longer visual shake after firing.


  • Added more dramatic visual and weapon movement when firing.


Nail Gun

  • Shots to the head and neck now do 2x damage.

EM2 Black Ops Cold War
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The most notable changes coming to Black Ops Cold War in Season 6 revolve around the EM2 assault rifle, TEC-9 SMG, and the Marshal pistol. Since their addition during Season 5, these weapons have dominated the metagame which is why Treyarch has decided to issue nerfs in order to bring their performance back in line with the rest of the arsenal.

With plenty of changes, players will be looking forward to jumping into Season 6 to determine which are the best weapons to use. For more Season 6 intel, check out all of the new weapons making their way into multiplayer!

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