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Version 1.23 Weapon Balance - Nerf & Buff

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Check out the weapon balance changes in Update 1.23 on July 30 in Call Of Duty Modern Warfare (COD MW) & Warzone! See which weapons got a buff & nerf like the Grau, MP5, CR-56 etc!

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Version 1.23: All Assault Rifle Balance - Buff & Nerf

All Assault Rifle Weapon Balances List

Weapon Changes
Grau 5.56 Buff:
1. Damage range reduction.
2. Slight increase to high frequency recoil.
3. Reduced recoil compensation and decreased range on Tempus 26.4” Archangel and FSS 20.8” Nexus barrels
CR-56 AMAX Buff:
・Increased Max Ammo and Start Ammo for M67 Rounds
1. Decreased damage range
M4A1 Buff:
1. Fix an issue of the M4 will perform an AR magazine reload when attempting to reload the underbarrel launcher while you have the 50 Round Mag attachment.
AK-47 Buff:
・ Increased ADS speed (faster)
FAL Buff:
・Added a close range damage shelf with one-hit headshot potential
FN SCAR 17 Buff:
1. Increased Max Ammo and Start Ammo.
2. Increased Start Ammo for 25 Round Mags
Oden Buff:
1. Increased Max Ammo and Start Ammo.
2. Increased Start Ammo for 25 Round Mags
Check out All Assault Rifles here!

How Assault Rifle Balance Affects The Meta

Grau 5.56 Nerfed, But Recoil Still Manageable

Although the Grau 5.56 received a nerf in damage and recoil kicks, the recoil itself is still very manageable for most ranges. You may, however, need to utilize shorter bursts in ranged combats.

FAL May Be Getting Solid Place In Meta

The FAL received a potential for one hit headshot kill potential for targets in close range, although difficult to pull off, this may put FAL in a niche but effective place in meta in hands of a talented marksman.

Version 1.23: All SMG Balance - Buff & Nerf

All SMG Weapon Balances List

Weapon Changes
MP5 Buff:
1. Decreased damage range
2. Decreased 10mm damage range
3. Reduced long range damage to 10MM ammo
4. Slight recoil increase to 10MM ammo

How SMG Balance Affects The Meta

Nerf Not A Huge Impact On MP5

MP5's place in the current Warzone meta is the main weapon for close range. It was never particular used for mid to long range engagements but is picked as a room clearer. The range nerf as well as 10mm nerfs mostly affects mid range engagements and will not cripple its dominant close-quarter brawl performance.

Check out MP5 Loadout & Attachments here!

Version 1.23: All All Sniper & Marksman Rifle Balance - Buff & Nerf

All Assault Rifle Weapon Balances List

Weapon Changes
HDR Buff:
1. Guaranteed one-hit to lower torso at any range
AX-50 Buff:
1. Increased damage range
Dragunov Buff:
1. Increased ADS speed (faster).
2. Gun recoil returns to the center more.
3. Faster rate of fire
・2 hit kill min.
Kar98k Buff:
1. Increased ADS speed (faster)
2.Small decrease to hip spread
3. Increased damage range
MK2 Carbine Buff:
1. Faster movement speed
2. Increased damage range

How Sniper & Marksman Rifle Affects The Meta

Overall Buffs, Not Much Change In Meta

As seen in the chart above, most Snipers have received a generous buff in their performance. However, the change itself is not exactly a game changer, and the current meta for snipers will most likely stay with the AMX & HDR as the king of the hill.

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