Prior to the most recent update to the battle royale, the developer nerfed the rifle but the changes made no difference to overall performance. With Season 4 Reloaded on the horizon, many are hoping another wave of buffs and nerfs can restore some balance.
Following the most recent nerf, in-game statistics reveal there's no nerf to the NZ-41 much to the confusion of players.
Warzone NZ-41 Hasn't Received A Nerf
Although the July 7 update patch notes mention a 20% decrease in recoil recovery, Warzone stats website svm.gg claims the reduction is far less.
Instead of a 20% reduction, the recoil recovery has only decreased by 2.78% which explains why there's hardly any difference between the pre and post-patch NZ-41 in recent weeks. Warzone content creator WhosImmortal agrees with the claim, saying the AR "wasn't really nerfed."
"Nerfing 20% of nothing is still nothing," says the YouTuber. In a bid to add a meaningful nerf to the NZ-41, WhosImmortal suggests a decrease in damage drop-off to make it a "balanced meta weapon" rather than a rifle capable of beaming any target at any distance.
With such a minimal nerf, it's no surprise to see the NZ-41 continuing to feature in the loadouts of Warzone players. As Raven Software continues to address issues concerning the community at an impressive rate, there's always a chance an NZ-41 nerf will take place before the mid-season update launches.
For now, make the most of the NZ-41 before its impending disappearance from the meta!
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