Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season Two Reloaded buffs and nerfs

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The Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season Two Reloaded buffs and nerfs have the potential to spark major changes within the multiplayer and battle royale meta. Thanks to the patch notes for the Season Two Reloaded update, we've got all the intel you need surrounding the latest dose of weapon balancing.

Whether you're fans of Warzone 2 or Modern Warfare 2, the adjustments to the weapon arsenal could influence your choices when looking to build a loadout that makes an impact.


Before we take a closer look at all of the Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 buffs and nerfs, check out our Call of Duty guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 ranked play loadouts and intel on when the next Warzone 2 double XP event takes place.

Warzone 2 and MW2 Season Two Reloaded buffs and nerfs

As expected, Infinity Ward has dished out a hefty dose of weapon balancing that will influence the metas across both titles. Here's a closer look at the changes.

Assault rifles

  • STB 556
    • Added minimum damage against Armor (limits bullets to kill at furthest range)


    • Reduced far range damage
    • Small increase to close range damage
  • Reduced headshot damage
  • Reduced upper torso damage
  • Increased recoil
  • RPK
    • Reduced walking speed
    • Reduced muzzle velocity
  • Sakin MG38
    • Reduced damage range

Marksman rifles

  • Crossbow
    • Increased time period to trigger double kills for challenges


  • MX9
    • Increased mid damage ranges
  • BAS-p
    • Increased sprint to fire time
    • Increased damage ranges
  • PDSW 528
    • Slightly offset weapon while ADS using iron sights to improve visibility
  • Vel 46
    • Increased close damage ranges
    • Fixed attributes on 30 round magazine to improve handling and mobility
  • Lachmann Sub
    • Reduced movement speed
    • Reduced aim down sight speed
    • Improved recoil control
    • LM Nebula Barrel
      • Improved damage range
      • Improved recoil control


  • KV Broadside
    • Reduced lower torso damage
    • 12 Gauge Ammo
      • Reduced damage ranges
      • Reduced close range damage
    • Dragon’s Breath Ammo
      • Reduced damage ranges
      • Reduced close range damage
      • Global reduction to 12 gauge Dragon’s Breath maximum residual damage
  • Bryson 800 and Bryson 890
    • Increased headshot damage on all slugtype ammo
    • Added minimum damage against armor

The most notable changes include major nerfs to the KV Broadside shotgun in addition to the Lachmann Sub SMG and the RAAL MG LMG. The RPK also receives another small nerf but the Fennec 45 manages to escape any kind of changes.

There you have it, that's all of the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season Two Reloaded buffs and nerfs. For more Call of Duty, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 AR and the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle for long-distance duels.