Treyarch Confirms Nerfs To TEC-9, EM2, And PPSH

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Season 5 of Treyarch's Black Ops Cold War is nearing the halfway stage and while the focus of many players is on Call of Duty: Vanguard's release, Black Ops Cold War multiplayer is as popular as ever as players continue to master the new weapons that arrived into the arsenal. The TEC-9 and EM2 quickly slotted into the metagame and after a few weeks, many players have deemed them to be extremely overpowered thanks to their fast time to kill.

With many players growing tired of constantly being taken down by the weapons, calls for Treyarch to implement a dose of weapon balancing have grown, and on August 26th, the developer confirmed that nerfs are on the way.


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Cold War Multiplayer Weapon Balancing

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In Treyarch's August 26th patch notes, the developer confirms that changes to the TEC-9, EM2, and PPSh-41 will be arriving as part of the next update to the game. "

"We're also planning new weapon tuning adjustments for the TEC-9, EM2, and PPSh-41 for our next for those patch notes in the near future," the notes read.

When Will The Nerf Take Place?

While Treyarch didn't specify an exact date as to when these three weapons will be bought in line with the rest of the arsenal, it's more than likely that the chances will arrive as part of the Season 5 Reloaded update that is expected to launch at some point in September.


Hopefully, these changes restore some balance to the multiplayer metagame until Season 6, when the final batch of new weapons will arrive in multiplayer ahead of Vanguard's release on November 5th.

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