Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first big patch takes aim at the FFAR1, sniper rifles and Scorestreaks

November 21, 2020
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Treyarch has released Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first big patch – and it makes some significant weapon balance changes.

First in the firing line is the FFAR1 assault rifle, which has been nerfed. It now has increased recoil, max damage reduced by 3.5 per cent (28 to 27), and max damage range reduced by 34 per cent (38m to 25m). That’s a significant nerf to one of the most popular guns in the game at launch.

Meanwhile, Treyarch has nerfed all sniper rifles by adjusting sprint to fire times “to account for early blend/interruption allowed via animation system”. The developer has also adjusted movement speed impact when firing sniper rifles to intended values “to make each shot feel more powerful”. And finally on snipers, barrel attachments have been fine-tuned to improve idle sway “to provide a unique feel on each gun”.

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