Black Ops Cold War Season 6 Buffs and Nerfs (Weapons)

Treyarch Studios has just announced all the weapon changes including buffs and nerfs coming out in Black Ops Cold War Season 6. Releasing on October 7, the update will include changes to the EM2, TEC-9, C58, Marshal, and a few other weapons. However, most of the changes made to guns this time around seem to be minor nerfs.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the franchise or have just gotten into Black Ops Cold War, the overall meta can be a bit peculiar sometimes, to say the least. With a few weapons like the EM2 certainly being the exception in terms of how powerful they are, its great that the developers have finally listened to community feedback and are giving them some much-needed changes.

BOCW Season 6 Weapon Buffs & Nerfs

As of yet, it seems like the developers have put a lot of emphasis on nerfing weapons that were relatively overpowered like the EM2 and the C58’s recoil rather than trying to bring back long-forgotten weapons back into the meta. However, with these changes, we can anticipate ARs like the AK to make a strong comeback!


Buffed or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Reduced maximum damage from 48 to 42.
  • Increased vertical recoil on first bullet fired.
  • Removed -7% fire rate penalty from 25.8” Task Force Barrel attachment.
  • Increased horizontal recoil control penalty on 25.8” Task Force Barrel attachment from 15% to 25%.


Buffed or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Added 12% horizontal recoil reduction to STANAG 60 Rnd Drum attachment.
  • Added 8% vertical recoil reduction to STANAG 60 Rnd Drum attachment.


Buffed or Nerfed? Buffed

  • Reduced ADS speed from 0.233 to 0.266.
  • Reduced sprint to fire speed from 0.3 to 0.333.
  • Reduced weapon swap speed from 0.35 to 0.375.
  • Increased effective range penalty on Burst Fire Repeater Muzzle attachment from 15% to 33%.

KSP 45

Buffed or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Reduced headshot multiplier from 1.4x to 1.33x.
  • Increased damage increase on 10.5” Task Force Barrel attachment to 8%.


Buffed or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Reduced headshot multiplier from 1.4x to 1.33x.


Buffed or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Reduced max damage range from 5.08m to 3.81m.
  • Reduced firing speed from 0.35 to 0.366.
  • Increased range penalty on Dragon’s Breath attachment from 8% to 25%.
  • Bonus Damage from Dragon’s Breath is now reduced at ranges beyond 6.66m.  Maximum bonus damage has been reduced from 40 to a maximum of 24. The 12.1” Extended Barrel attachment increases this range before damage drop off.


Buffed or Nerfed? Buffed

  • Increased effective damage range bonus on Ranger Barrel attachments from 30% to 33%.

Hauer 77

Buffed or Nerfed? None

  • Added slightly longer visual shake after firing.


Buffed or Nerfed? None

  • Added more dramatic visual and weapon movement when firing.

Nail Gun

Buffed or Nerfed? Nerfed

  • Shots to the head and neck now do 2x damage.

What weapon changes are you most excited about in Black Ops Cold War? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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Saad Muzaffar
Saad is a CS enthusiast who has been playing games since his childhood. A huge fan of MOBAs like Dota 2, he's a tech geek with a love for gaming at heart!

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