Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 6 weapon buffs and nerfs

Modern Warfare 2 Ghoulish shotgun weapon blueprint on table
Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 2 Ghoulish shotgun weapon blueprint on table
Credit: Activision

The Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 6 buffs and nerfs are out in the open. If you're always on the lookout for the best weaponry to use in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone, understanding Season 6's dose of weapon balancing is essential intel.

The final season of the Modern Warfare 2 cycle is underway and alongside a battle pass packed full of Halloween skins and new weapons to master, this latest dose of balancing has already shaken up the existing meta.

Before we take a closer look at the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 6 buffs and nerfs, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone Lachmann 556 loadout and when the next Modern Warfare 2 double XP event is expected to take place.

All Warzone Season 6 weapon buffs and nerfs

After the first few seasonal updates contained the same weapon adjustments for multiplayer and the battle royale, Season 6 has separated them enabling Raven Software to adjust the best Warzone guns and weapons without impacting MW2. Without further ado, here are all the Warzone Season 6 weapon buffs and nerfs:

» Assault Rifles «

  • Chimera
    • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
  • FR Avancer
    • Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • ISO Hemlock
    • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
  • Kastov 762
    • Close Damage decreased | Warzone Only
    • Close Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
  • Head Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
  • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
  • M13B
    • Close Damage decreased | Warzone Only
    • Close Damage Range decreased | Warzone Only
    • Close-mid Damage decreased | Warzone Only
    • Mid Damage decreased | Warzone Only
  • M13C
    • Close Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Lower Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • M16
    • Close Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Lower Torso Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
    • Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
Warzone TR-76 Geist assault rifle
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» Battle Rifles «

  • Cronen Squall
    • Mid Damage Range decreased | Warzone Only
  • FTAC Recon
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Torso Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • Lachmann-762
    • Close Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Torso Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
    • Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • SO-14
    • Close Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Close-Mid Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Mid Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Far Damage increased | Warzone Only
  • TAQ-V
    • Close Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Close Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Close-mid Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
Modern Warfare 2 player holding 9mm Daemon pistol
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Credit: Activision

» Handguns «

  • Basilisk
  • Close-mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
  • Mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
  • Mid-far Damage increased | Warzone Only
  • Far Damage increased | Warzone Only
  • FTAC Siege
    • Head Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
    • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Onl
  • GS Magna
    • Close Damage decreased | Warzone Only
    • Close-mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
    • Limb Damage Multipliers decreased | Warzone Only
  • P890
    • Mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Far Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Limb Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • X12
    • Close-mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Torso Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
    • Lower Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • 9mm Daemon
    • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
    • Torso Damage Multipliers decreased | Warzone Only
    • Arm Damage Multipliers decreased | Warzone Only
  • .50 GS
    • Close Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Far Damage increased | Warzone Only

» Shotguns «

  • Bryson 800
    • Close-mid Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
  • Bryson 890
    • Close Damage Range decreased | Warzone Only
    • Close-Mid Damage Range decreased | Warzone Only
    • Mid Damage Range decreased | Warzone Only
    • Mid-Far Damage Range decreased | Warzone Only
  • Lockwood 300
    • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • MX Guardian
    • Close Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Close-mid Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Mid-Far Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Far Damage increased | Warzone Only

» Sniper Rifles «

  • Carrack .300
    • Close-mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Far Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
  • Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Onl
  • Signal 50
    • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
  • SP-X 80
    • Close Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Close-mid Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Mid Damage Range increased | Warzone Only
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only

» Submachine Guns «

  • BAS-P
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Torso Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
    • Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
  • Fennec 45
    • Close Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Close-mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
    • Head Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
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  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased | Warzone Only
  • Lachmann Shroud
    • Semi-auto Damage decreased | Warzone Only
    • Burst-fire Head Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Burst-fire Neck Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Burst-fire Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
  • Minibak
  • Mid Damage increased | Warzone Only
  • MX9
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased | Warzone Only
    • Torso Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only
    • Limb Damage Multipliers increased | Warzone Only

The most notable nerfs impact the Signal 50 and the Kastov 762 which have dominated throughout Season 5. As for buffs, the entire pistol category has received several increases in a bid to improve performance.

All Modern Warfare 2 Season 6 buffs and nerfs

Instead of following Warzone, Modern Warfare 2 has its own set of weapon balancing for Season 6. Here are all of the buffs and nerfs impacting the multiplayer arsenal.

» Submachine Guns «

  • Lachmann Shroud
    • Reduced upper torso damage | MWII Only
    • Reduced mid-far distance damage | MWII Only
    • Minor increase in close-mid distance damage | MWII Only
  • Minibak
  • Increased close distance damage | MWII Only
  • Increased damage range | MWII Only

» Assault Rifles «

  • Kastov 762
    • Reduced close distance damage | MWII Only
    • Reduced close damage range | MWII Only
    • Increased mid damage range | MWII Only
  • FR Avancer
    • Increased damage range | MWII Only

» Battle Rifles «

  • Cronen Squall
    • Increased damage range | MWII Only
  • Lachmann-762
    • Increased damage range | MWII Only
  • SO-14
    • Increased damage range | MWII Only
  • TAQ-V
    • Increased damage range | MWII Only

» Shotguns «

  • Bryson 800
    • Reduced far damage range | MWII Only
  • Expedite 12
    • Increased mid damage range | MWII Only
  • MX Guardian
    • Reduced close damage range | MWII Only

» Marksman Rifles «

  • Tempus Torrent
    • Reduced close damage range | MWII Only
    • Reduced close distance damage | MWII Only
    • Reduced damage to legs | MWII Only
  • Lockwood MK2
    • Increased mid damage range | MWII Only
    • Increased close distance damage | MWII Only
    • Increased damage to upper arm | MWII Only
    • Improved sprint out time
    • Increased hip movement speed
  • SA-B 50
    • Improved sprint out time
    • Improved ADS time
    • Reduced moving hip spread
    • Increased far damage range | MWII Only
  • SP-R 208
    • Increase to mid damage range | MWII Only

There you have it, that's all of the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone Season 6 weapon buffs and nerfs. For more Call of Duty, take a look at our Modern Warfare 3 page containing the latest news, leaks, and guides on 2023's release.

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