Call of Duty Warzone update 1.38 patch notes: New COD download with Season 4 release
A massive Call of Duty Warzone update is rolling out today, complete with long and detailed patch notes.
Version 1.38 of Warzone will be available to download at 5am BST, which is the same time Cold War Season 4 begins.
The new download weighs in between 4GB and 12GB, depending on which platform you are using and includes a lot more than just the new S4 content.
And while most of these big changes are being planned for later in June, it’s still worth checking out what is coming next.
With five new weapons being added to Warzone during Season 4, developers Raven Software are also taking the time to update existing items.
This includes a long list of weapons, with Raven Software telling fans today: “In a future patch, we will be making sweeping balance changes to Weapons.
“At a high level, Warzone is a game about engagements. The more time we allot to mechanical and strategic expression within engagements, the higher the ‘skill ceiling’ and the longer our personal journey of mastery.
“We believe the frequency of those engagements and how we navigate them heavily contributes to the overall level of fun. We want to enable more escapes from impossible situations, moments of finesse, epic outplays, and opportunities to flex exquisite marksmanship.
“Due to some Weapons being far more lethal than others in their class, we feel a reduction in the efficacy of those outliers is necessary.
“We expect these changes will bring the average Time to Kill up by approximately 60 to 100 milliseconds. These changes will not only increase the overall capacity for skill expression, but should also introduce some Weapons into viability that have not yet had a chance to shine.”
Raven has released the list of tweaks that are coming to the game, which focus on down-powering a number of meta guns.
The Streetsweeper is getting another nerf, alongside the CR-56 AMAX, while the DMR 14 is getting a slight buff following an earlier drop in specs.
These new weapon changes are not expected to come into play today but could arrive later in June.
The full weapon patch notes for Call of Duty Warzone Season 4 includes the following:
CR-56 AMAX (MW)
Upper Torso Damage multiplier decreased from 1.2 to 1.1
The real strength of the CR-56 AMAX (MW) layed in its long-range viability and the consistency of its Time to Kill. While we have made several moves to reduce its power level, the third time is in fact, the charm. We love the CR-56 AMAX (MW) and we will likely see it return in the future when the massive balance overhaul takes place. Though for now, we would like to shake up the long-range space and see what rises to the top.
Minimum Damage increased from 18 to 23
Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased from 1.1 to 1.2
Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased from 1 to 1.1
Maximum Damage range decreased by 12%
As a relatively slow-firing, low damage Assault Rifle, it is no surprise that the Groza (BOCW) has underperformed since its preemptive balance adjustment at the beginning of Season Three. This tune up should put it in a solid position in short to mid-range mobility based AR builds.
Assault Rifle Golf (MW)
Neck Damage Multiplier increased from 1 to 1.5
Upper Torso damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.2
We would like to avoid increasing the power level of a Qeapon to a point where we would need to reduce it shortly after in the following balance overhaul. With that being said, the Assault Rifle Golf (MW) may soon see another power increase in the near future, but we think an improvement to its average Time to Kill is a good place to start.
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