New Call of Duty Warzone Update Nerfs MG 82 LMG

A new patch for Call of Duty: Warzone has been published, bringing a slew of bug fixes and weapon balancing adjustments. Thankfully, the patch contains changes to the MG 82, which is now the king of Call of Duty: Warzone’s meta.

As part of the Season 4 update, the MG 82 was introduced to Call of Duty: Warzone. The MG 82 has so far claimed exceptional numbers that let it dominate Call of Duty: Warzone with the appropriate loadout. The weapon was meant to be effective at close range, with fast handling speed and bullet velocity, but it also had the advantages of an LMG, allowing it to be used at long range.

The time has come for the balance hammer to modify the MG 82 and place it in a more comfortable position in the meta. The MG 82’s nerf was revealed just two days after it was launched, and it contains a number of changes centered on the weapon’s damage.

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The maximum damage has been reduced from 30 to 29, while the minimum damage has been reduced from 28 to 27. In addition, the maximum damage range has been reduced by 20%. The amount of modifications is minor, but the blog post outlining the changes acknowledges that the creators want the gun to be usable, just not as much as it is currently.

Lowering base damage isn’t the only thing that’s changed. The damage multipliers on the gun have also been reduced as part of the balancing patch. The headshot multiplier on the MG 82 has been reduced from 1.3 to 1.2, while the upper chest multiplier has been reduced from 1.1 to 1, and the extremities multiplier has been reduced from 1 to 0.9.

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The MG 82’s vertical and horizontal recoil have both been enhanced to make it less effective at long range. The modifications appear to be centered on the MG 82’s role in the meta as a closer-ranged weapon, while guns like the CARV.2 take over Call of Duty: Warzone’s long-range battles.

It’ll be fascinating to watch how the meta in Call of Duty: Warzone changes as a result of the MG 82’s changes. It’s possible that the MG 82’s changes may not be enough to dethrone it, but the increased recoil and lower damage statistics may cause many players to limit their usage of the weapon to close-range combat following this patch. However, with the Season 4 update, players have reported latency difficulties in Call of Duty: Warzone, so perhaps another patch will solve those concerns soon.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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