Buff’s and Nerf’s Have Been Made
Today Sledgehammer Games has released a hotfix for Call Of Duty: WWII. The fix includes a good bit of weapon tweaking so carry on reading for the full hotfix notes below to see if your favorite weapons have been affected,
- Pushed through a Phase 1 fix for an issue where after a Grand Master Prestige Level 1000 player gets a kill, the whole lobby experiences drop in FPS. We will monitor and assess if a Phase 2 fix is required.
- Burst cooldown nerf
- Very slight fire rate nerf
- Advanced Rifling attachment nerf (specific to ITRA Burst)
- Very slight ADS re-center time nerf
The data we gathered since the ITRA Burst’s release has shown that this weapon is out-performing the design intent. The weapon is meant to perform based off the players ability to be accurate with every shot, and be penalized with misses. With the weapon’s current tuning, the data suggests that the weapon’s penalty for missing isn’t great enough, given its power and damage potential. We have worked on testing the above changes for the last week to try and find a good spot that still allows this weapon to thrive and be powerful, while not giving players the room for error that they have been given prior to these changes.
- Fire rate buff
Contrary to the ITRA Burst, the Gewehr 43’s data has led us to conclude that this weapon is too difficult to use in comparison to its damage potential. This change should allow players a strong ability to sling shots rapidly and make better use of the deadly accuracy this weapon provides with a slightly higher damage potential with the increased fire rate.
- Slight ADS transition time nerf
- Slight ADS transition time from sprint nerf
The BAR has seen a resurgence in the META since the Division changes; more specifically, the Infantry Division change that reduces the ADS idle sway. This is a tuning parameter for the BAR, as it affects the weapon’s consistency. The BAR’s damage output is more consistently achievable in shorter ranges. This is due to the weapon’s accuracy being increased when playing with the BAR-Infantry Division combination. Given that, we have determined that slowing down the ADS transition times slightly is the best way to tone down the weapon’s strength so that it falls more in line with the other rifles.
Semi-Automatic Pistols (P-08, M1911, 9MM SAP)
- Slightly improved accuracy
While the Machine Pistol remains the most used pistol, we are buffing the semi-automatic pistols so that they yield more consistent results when shooting accurately.
Source: Sledgehammer Games