Suppressors In Black Ops: Cold War See Huge Changes In Latest Patch

A huge balance patch is coming to Black Ops: Cold War that should change up suppressors significantly.

Call of Duty Season 4 is set to be a banger, with a whole host of new content arriving in the new battle pass. It’s not quite as bombastic as Season 3 (it’ll take a lot to top a brand new Warzone map and both John McClane and Rambo), but there’s still much to be excited about.

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As usual, Treyarch is taking another look at the weapon balancing in Cold War. This time, they seem to have a vendetta out for the suppressor attachments.

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How exactly are things changing?

Here’s a detailed list of the changes being made:

  • XM4 – Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 11%, reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 22%
  • AK-47 – Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 13%, increased range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 25% to 27%
  • QBZ-83 – Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%
  • FFAR 1 – Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 10%, reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 20%
  • Krig 6 – Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 30% to 25%
  • Groza – Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%
  • FARA 83 – Reduced range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 32%, increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 20%

While there are a couple of penalty increases, the majority of the changes seem to increase the effectiveness of suppressors across the board. Treyarch clearly think that more players should be pairing Assault Rifles with Suppressors than there currently are.

It doesn’t appear that these changes will be arriving in Warzone as the two games operate on different weapon balance structures. Ideal, given that the suppressor meta is still going strong in Warzone, especially for lone wolf players.

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