Warzone 2 and MW2 Season 3 Reloaded weapon buffs and nerfs - All weapon balancing

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The Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded weapon buffs and nerfs have a high chance of spicing up the Season 3 Reloaded meta in its early stages. Call of Duty's battle royale comes with a huge variety of weapons and every so often, a handful of Warzone 2 guns stand out from the crowd thanks to their superior performance.

Season 3 Reloaded sees the arrival of the GS Magna and the FTAC Siege, which possess plenty of firepower and characteristics potentially allowing them to slot into the meta.

But, before we take a look at the Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded weapon buffs and nerfs, check out our guides showcasing the best AR and intel on future double XP events.

All Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded buffs and nerfs

Handguns

Basilisk

  • Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only

P890

  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

X12

  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

X13 Auto

  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

SMGs

BAS-P

  • ADS Speed increased
  • Headshot Damage Multiplier decreased
  • Maximum Damage increased
  • Maximum Damage Range increased
  • Mid-far Damage increased
  • Mid-far Damage Range increased
  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Minimum Damage increased
  • Minimum Damage Range increased
  • Reduced ‘First Raise’ animation time

Lachmann Sub

  • Burst-fire Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only

Minibak

  • Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only

MX9

  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

Vaznev 9K

  • Maximum Damage Range decreased

Assault rifles

Chimera

  • Semi-auto Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Reduced ‘First Raise’ animation time

ISO Hemlock

  • Maximum Damage decreased
  • Mid Damage decreased
  • Minimum Damage decreased
  • Lower Torso Multiplier increased
  • Extremities Multipliers decreased

Kastov 545

  • Close-mid Damage Range decreased
  • Mid Damage Range decreased
  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

Kastov 762

  • Semi-auto Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Onl
  • Extremities Multipliers decreased

Kastov 74u

  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

Lachmann 556

  • Close-mid Damage increased
  • Maximum Damage Range increased
  • Mid Damage Range added
  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Semi-auto Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Upper Torso Multiplier increased

M16

  • Close-mid Damage Range increased
  • Maximum Damage Range increased
  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Cooldown time between bursts decreased
  • Reduced ‘First Raise’ animation time

M4

  • Semi-auto minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Reduced ‘First Raise’ animation time

M13B

  • ADS Speed increased slightly
  • Damage Ranges increased
  • Hip Spread Accuracy increased slightly
  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Reduced ‘First Raise’ animation time

TAQ-56

  • Maximum Damage Range decreased
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Battle rifles

FTAC Recon

  • Auto-fire Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Reduced ‘First Raise’ animation time

Lachmann-762

  • Auto-fire Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

SO-14

  • Auto-fire Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Lower Torso Multiplier increased
  • Maximum Damage increased
  • Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only

TAQ-V

  • Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Semi-auto Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only

Shotguns

Bryson 800

  • Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Mid Damage increased

Bryson 890

  • Minimum Armor Damage increased | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Mid Damage increased

Lockwood 300

  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

LMGs

HCR 56

  • Minimum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

RAPP H

  • Reduced ‘First Raise’ animation time

SAKIN MG38

  • Reduced ‘First Raise’ animation time

Attachments

Ammunition

Explosive

  • Bullet Velocity decreased

.500 Snakeshot

  • Tuning enabled

.300 Blackout (All Types)

  • Maximum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only

Laser

  • Laser visibility decreased

Canted Vibro-Dot 7

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  • Now blocks Core BP2 Underbarrel

7mW Canted Laser

  • Now blocks Core BP2 Underbarrel

Magazine

Fennec

  • Fennec Double Tap Mod
  • Maximum Ammo Reserves increased
  • Maximum Armor Damage added | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Minimum Armor Damage decreased | Warzone 2.0 Only
  • Starting Ammo increased

STB 556

  • Single Tap Mod
    • Cooldown time between shots decreased

Large

  • ADS Speed penalty decreased
  • Movement Speed penalties decreased

Small

  • ADS Speed benefit increased
  • Movement Speed benefits increased
  • Sprint to Fire Speed benefit increased

Muzzle

Lockshot KT85

  • Horizontal Recoil Control decreased
  • Vertical Recoil Control increased

Optic

Kazan-Holo

  • Reticle visibility improved

Stock

  • FJX Imperium
    • FJX Lux-7
      • Aim Walking Speed benefit increased
      • Aiming Idle Stability penalty increased
      • Sprint Speed benefit increased
  • RIB400
    • Recoil Control benefit increased
    • ADS Speed penalty increased
  • X12
    • XRK Pistol Stock
      • Movement Speed penalities decreased
  • X13 Auto
    • XRK Bar Stock
      • Movement Speed penalties decreased
    • XRK Dynamic Precision Stock
      • Movement Speed penalties decreased
    • X13 Coachwhip Stock
      • Movement Speed penalties decreased

Underbarrel

Corvus Masterkey

  • ADS Speed increased
  • ADS Pellet Spread decreased
  • Ammo Reserve increased
  • Mid Damage Range increased slightly

There you have it, that's all the Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded weapon buffs and nerfs. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 audio settings and all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 ranked play loadouts.

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