Activision has released a new one Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 update that nerfs the game’s best long-range weapons: Cronen Squall and ISO Hemlock. Specifically, the damage across both weapons has been reduced, making them both less effective in all situations.
The news comes from the latest round of the Battle Royale game patch notes, which outlines the new changes to the weapons. There are some big implications to these changes, even if the updates aren’t as devastating as they might first appear. Here is every tweak that was implemented in the new patch.
- Reduced armor damage when using all 5.56 ammo (Warzone 2.0 only)
- Reduced damage area
- Reduced headshot multiplier
- Small increase to recoil in semi-auto mode
- Small reduction to fire rate in semi-auto mode
- Reduced maximum damage per armor shot (Warzone 2.0 only)
While the ISO Hemlock was never the strongest weapon, it was easily the most accurate, making it great for players who struggle to hit their shots. The update has now reduced armor damage when using 5.56 ammo, making it even less powerful than before. It still maintains its ease of use.
The Cronen Squall was actually the most powerful weapon in the game when switched to semi-auto mode. This new update actually fixes this by increasing its recoil and reducing its rate of fire in semi-auto mode.
However, the Cronen Squall is still one of the best weapons in the game, even when using its semi-auto fire mode. This is because the weapon was so grossly overpowered before that a small nerf still doesn’t change much in how it performs. It will likely receive another nerf, possibly as early as Season 4, to bring it in line with the other rifles in the game.