All Weapon Buffs and Nerfs in the Warzone Season 4 Reloaded Update

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The Season 4 Reloaded update for Warzone contains a wealth of changes drastically affecting the battle royale. Alongside the new content, Raven Software has introduced another dose of weapon balancing in a bid to spice up the existing metagame.

There are numerous changes so we're going to run through the Warzone Season 4 Reloaded buffs and nerfs so you can decide which guns to use as part of a loadout and which ones are worth avoiding.

This time around, there are plenty of changes affecting guns that dominate the Season 4 meta and with players on the hunt for the best Warzone guns to use. With that said, here's the full list of changes that includes a major nerf to the NZ-41 assault rifle!

Warzone Season 4 Reloaded Buffs and Nerfs

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Assault Rifles

Throughout Season 4, the NZ-41 has dominated the meta thanks to its non-existent recoil levels and minimal damage drop-off allowing players to score kills from any distance imaginable.

As expected, the NZ-41 receives hefty nerfs while plenty of other weapons such as the Kilo 141 gets a couple of buffs.

Assault Rifle Charlie (VG)

  • CGC 30" XL
    • Vertical Recoil control decreased to 20%, down from 28%
    • Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 20%, down from 28%

  • CGC 27" 2B
    • Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 25%, down from 35%

  • 8mm Klauser 40 Round Mags
    • Vertical Recoil control decreased to 11%, down from 16%
    • Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 11%, down from 16%

  • Chariot WR
    • Recoil Control decreased to 12%, down from 14%

  • Hardscope
    • The recoil control that Hardscape provides the BAR has been decreased.
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Assault Rifle Alpha (VG)

  • VDD 760MM 05B
    • Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 30%, from 40%

  • Krausnick 620mm Precision
    • Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 30%, from 40%
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Cooper Carbine (VG)

  • 9mm 60 Round Drums
    • Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 11%, down from 29.5%

Assault Rifle Bravo (VG)

  • .303 British 36 Round Mags
    • Muzzle Velocity increased to -10%, up from -20%
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NZ-41 (VG)

  • Sustained Recoil Control decreased
  • Max Damage range decreased to 33.5 meters, down from 35.6 meters.
  • Min Damage decreased to 30, down from 34
  • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.27, down from 1.3
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Nikita AVT (VG)

  • Movement Speed Scale increased to 0.87, up from 0.86
  • ADS Movement Speed Scale increased to 1.22, up from 1.2

  • Empress 613mm FA
    • Movement Speed increased to -2.5%, up from -3%
    • ADS Time Penalty decreased to -6%, down from -8%
    • Recoil Control increased to 11%, up from 10%
    • Sprint to Fire Penalty decreased to -4.5%, down from -5%

  • 6.5 Sakura 60 Round Drums
    • Damage Range decreased to -6%, down from -4%
    • Muzzle Velocity decreased to -10%, down from -6%
    • Recoil Control increased to 2.5%, up from 2%
    • Hipfire accuracy increased to 4.5%, up from 4%
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KG M40 (VG)

  • Max Damage Range decreased to 30.5 meters, down from 33 meters
  • Min Damage decreased to 25, down from 26
  • Headshot Locational Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.46, down from 1.5

  • Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded
    • Horizontal Recoil control decreased to 20%, down from 35%

  • .30-06 60 Round Drums
    • Recoil Control Penalty decreased to -35%, down from -40%
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CR-56 AMAX (MW)

  • Headshot Locational Damage Multiplier increased to 1.6, up from 1.56
  • Min Damage increased to 28, up from 24

Kilo 141 (MW)

  • Mid Damage step removed.
  • Min Damage increased to 23, up from 18
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FARA 83 (BOCW)

  • Max Damage Range increased to 28 meters, up from 25.4 meters

Krig 6 (BOCW)

  • Mid Damage increased to 26, up from 25
  • Headshot Locational Damage Multiplier increased to 1.55, up from 1.5
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M13 (MW)

  • Neck Locational Damage Multiplier increased to 1.3, up from 1.01

Volkssturmgewehr (VG)

  • Headshot Locational Damage Multiplier increased to 1.61, up from 1.55

  • 7.62 Gorenko 40 Round Mags
    • Capacity increased to 45, up from 40
    • Damage Penalty Removed
    • Damage Range now decreased by 15%
    • Rate of Fire increased to 7.5%, up from 6.7%
    • Recoil Control decreased to 20%, down from 40%

  • 7.62 Gorenko 30 Round Mags
    • Damage Penalty Removed
    • Damage Range now decreased by 15%
    • Rate of Fire increased to 7.5%, up from 6.7%
    • Recoil control decreased to 20%, down from 40%
  • .30 Russian Short 45 Round Drums
    • Muzzle velocity increased to 25%, up from 10%
    • Damage Bonus increased to 11%, up from 10%
    • Vertical Recoil Penalty decreased to -26%, down from -30%
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SMGs

It's not just assault rifles that are receiving plenty of changes in Season 4 Reloaded. The Marco 5 gets several nerfs but the UGR from Black Ops Cold War gets increases in maximum damage range.

Armaguerra 43 (VG)

  • Botti 570mm Precisione
    • Headshot Locational Damage Scalar decreased to 1.14, down from 1.2
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H4 Blixen (VG)

  • Headshot Locational Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.46, down from 1.5
  • Min Damage decreased to 27, down from 28
  • Movement Speed scale decreased to 0.9, down from 0.91
  • Jonsson 9” RMK
    • Min Damage decreased to 28, down from 30
  • 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags
    • Headshot Locational Damage Scalar decreased to 1.1, down from 1.18
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Marco 5 (VG)

  • Max Damage decreased to 34, down from 36
  • Mid Damage decreased to 30, down from 32
  • Neck Locational Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.25, down from 1.5
  • Perfetto Lesto 355mm
    • Locational Damage Multipliers have been removed.
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UGR (BOCW)

  • Upper Extremities Locational Damage multiplier increased to 1, up from 0.9
  • Max Damage increased to 39, up from 38
  • Max Damage Range increased to 11.45 meters, up from 10.8 meters
  • Mid Damage Range increased to 17.17 meters, up from 15.26 meters
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Submachine Gun Delta (MW)

  • Min Damage increased to 28, up from 26
  • Neck Locational Damage Multiplier increased to 1.42, up from 1.01

Submachine Gun Alpha (BOCW)

  • Max Damage Range increased to 10 meters, up from 7.6 meters
  • Neck Locational Damage Multiplier increased to 1.2, up from 1.01
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Shotguns

The following shotguns Max Pellet Damage have been increased by 26%

  • .410 Ironhide (BOCW)
  • Einhorn Revolving (VG)
  • Double Barrel (VG)
  • Combat Shotgun (VG)
  • Shotgun Charlie (MW)
  • Model 680 (MW)
  • VLK Rogue (MW)
  • Hauer 77 (BOCW)
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Shotgun Bravo (BOCW)

  • Max Pellet Damage increased to 25, up from 24

Gracey Auto (VG)

  • Max Pellet Damage increased to 25, up from 24
  • Mid 1 Pellet Damage increased to 20, up from 18
  • Mid 2 Pellet Damage increased to 18, up from 14
  • Min Pellet Damage increased to 14, up from 8.
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Shotgun Delta (MW)

  • Max Pellet Damage increased to 25, up from 24
  • Min Pellet Damage increased to 14, up from 12.

Streetsweeper (BOCW)

  • Min Pellet Damage increased to 10, up from 9.
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Sniper Rifles

Following widespread nerfs in Season 3, Season 4 Reloaded includes further adjustments to the category. The Vanguard Kar98k receives a decrease in aim-down sight speed while the 3-Line Rifle's maximum damage is taken down to 109 from 115.

Kar98k (VG)

  • ADS Transition in Time decreased to 405ms, down from 430ms
  • ADS Transition out Time decreased to 380ms, down from 390ms
  • VDD RE02K
    • ADS Time Bonus increased by 13%, up from 12%
  • 6.5mm Sakura 5 Round Mags
    • Damage Penalty Removed
    • ADS Time Penalty decreased to -3%, down from -4%
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3-Line Rifle (VG)

  • Max Damage Decreased to 109, down from 115
  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased to 1.2, up from 1.1
  • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased to 1.1, up from 1.06
  • Lower Extremities Damage Multiplier increased to 1, up from 0.9
  • Medium Telescopic Sight
    • ADS Idle Sway decreased by 50%
  • Type 99 10.0x Telescopic
    • ADS Idle Sway decreased by 50%
  • Type 97 5x Telescopic
    • ADS Idle Sway decreased by 50%
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Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle (VG)

  • ADS Transition in Time decreased to 520ms, down from 600ms
  • ADS Transition out Time decreased to 410ms, down from 460ms

Marksman Rifles

M1 Garand (VG)

  • Lower Extremities Damage Multiplier increased to 1, up from 0.8
  • Cooper 21” Shrouded
    • Muzzle Velocity increased to 35%, up from 30%
  • .303 British 12 Round Clips
    • Muzzle Velocity penalty decreased to -10%, down from -20%
    • Damage Penalty Removed
    • Damage Range penalty increased to -30%, up from -20%
    • Rate of Fire bonus decreased to 17.5%, down from 34.5%
  • .30-06 20 Round Drums
    • Movement Speed penalty increased to -2.5%, up from -2%
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R1 Shadowhunter (BOCW)

  • Bolt Accuracy increased by 50%

Crossbow (MW)

  • Bolt Accuracy increased by 35%
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Light Machine Guns

Whitely (VG)

  • 28” Gracey Mk.9
    • Horizontal Recoil Control increased to 22% , up from 20%
  • 26” Gracey Rapid
    • Rate of Fire Bonus decreased by 35%
    • Max Damage increased to 26, up from 21
    • Min Damage increased to 20, up from 17
    • Muzzle Velocity Penalty decreased to -10%, down from -16%
    • Horizontal Recoil Penalty decreased to -22%, down from -30%
  • .50 BMG 150 Round Boxes
    • Recoil Control Penalty decreased to -22%, down from -25%
    • View Center Scaler increased to 0.82, up from 0.77
  • .303 British 45 Round Mags
    • Rate of Fire bonus decreased to 4%, down from 5%
    • Horizontal Recoil control increased to 30%, up from 28%
    • Vertical Recoil control increased to 26%, up from 22%
  • CGC R2 Padded
    • Initial Recoil Penalty decreased to -2%, down from -3%
    • Sustained Recoil Bonus increased to 4%, up from 3%
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UGM-8 (VG)

  • Romauld 560mm DA
    • Neck Locational Damage Multiplier increased to 1.6, up from 1.3
    • Horizontal Recoil Control now increased by 10%
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Tactical Rifles

CARV.2 (BOCW)

  • Max Damage Range increased to 33 meters, up from 30.5 meters

M16 (BOCW)

  • Max Damage increased to 42, up from 40
  • Neck Locational Damage Multiplier increased to 1.21, up from 1.1
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Pistols

  • Pistol Melee Lunge Distance decreased to 1.52 meters, down from 1.83 meters.

Handgun Echo (MW)

  • Max Damage increased to 91, up from 70
  • Mid Damage increased to 65, up from 49
  • Min Damage increased to 55, up from 45
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RATT (VG)

  • Mid Damage Increased to 28, up from 26
  • Empress 129mm B03TT
    • Rate of Fire Penalty decreased to -29%, down from -38%
  • 7.62 Gorenko 14 Round Mags
    • Muzzle Velocity Penalty decreased to -10%, down from -20%
    • Damage Range Penalty decreased to -10%, down from -20%
  • .45 ACP 12 Round Mags
    • Locational Damage Penalty Removed
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That's all the weapon buffs and nerfs arriving in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded. For more on the battle royale, check out when the next Double XP event will take place in our guide.