Warzone Season 5 Weapon Tuning: Fennec Buffs & MP5 Nerfs

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Warzone Season 5 just started but we missed one thing in the patch notes: weapon tuning. Now only a few days after the first patch notes dropped they were updated with weapon balancing changes. Let's take a look at the Warzone Season 5 weapon balancing.

Wow, those patch notes are spicy! Everyone loves the MP5, one of the most OP SMGs in Call of Duty. Both the Modern Warfare and the Black Ops Cold War MP5 were really strong weapons in Warzone but this could change now – for the MW MP5 at least...

All in all the newest patch adjusts seven weapons: the AS VAL, Fennec, MW MP5, OTs 9, AMP63, M19 and Sykov. The patch also includes some bug fixes. So without further ado let's take a look at the Warzone Season 5 weapon balancing.

Warzone Season 5 Weapon Balancing Patch Notes

If you want to read the full patch notes yourself, you can find them here.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue allowing multiple Squads to enter the same Red Door.
    • This addresses other related issues such as dying to Gas in the Red Door hallway.
  • Fixed an issue where Battle Pass Tiers were not unlocked correctly when the Battle Pass or the Battle Pass Bundle were received as a gift.
  • Fixed an issue with the PPSh-41 (BOCW) where the KGB Eliminator and GRU Suppressor Attachment icons were appearing as white boxes.

Balancing Changes

  • AS VAL (MW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 27
  • Fennec (MW)
    • Bullet Velocity increased by 13.4%
  • Submachine Gun Charlie (MW MP5)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 34 to 31
    • Maximum Damage Range decreased by 5.4%
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased from 1 to 1.1
  • OTs 9 (BOCW)
    • ADS Weapon Sway decreased
  • AMP 63 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 33 to 31
    • Mid Damage now 28
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 28 to 23
  • M19 (MW)
    • This change only applies while using Akimbo
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 33 to 29
    • Mid Damage decreased from 28 to 25
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 23 to 20
  • Sykov (MW)
    • This change only applies while using the Sorokin 140mm Auto
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 27 to 24
    • Mid Damage decreased from 23 to 20
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 19 to 17

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The AS VAL had one of the fastest TTKs in Warzone and even though the smaller magazine should keep it balanced, the developers wanted to tweak the TTK a bit. For the Fennec the problem always was its range and the small magazine. With the higher bullet velocity at least the range can now be increased. But what about the MP5? One of the biggest perks of the MP5 was how forgiving the weapon was. The newest changes aim to make the MP5 a bit less forgiving. The OTs 9 is still pretty new to the game so it isn't surprising that the devs still need to figure one or two things out here. The reduced weapon sway should definetly help with that. The three handguns were all pretty strong sidearm options and the newest changes aim at placing them at a power level that is more in line with other handguns.

What do you think about the new Warzone Season 5 weapon balancing changes? Are you enjoying Season 5 so far?

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