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All Weapon Changes in Season 1 Reloaded MW2 & Warzone 2

by Daniel Wenerowicz
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Mid-season updates always bring some much-needed balance changes across the board, and after the initial launch of Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2, some tuning was called for. In Season 1 Reloaded, there are a few significant weapon changes that are sure to change the course of the meta.

Weapons in Warzone 2 and MW2 share the same global balancing in most cases, so we won’t need two separate lists full of weapon tuning. Instead, both modes inform each other, and if one weapon is too overpowered, it’s likely getting nerfed in both areas. Keep reading on to see all of the weapon changes added in Season 1 Reloaded.

MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded – All Weapon Changes

Some of the significant changes we should all pay attention to are geared toward akimbo P980 pistols and the Kastov-74u. Other important changes include Riot Shield tuning and a potential ranking change for the Kastov 545 assault rifle. All of the weapon changes and their categories can be found below.

General Changes

  • Akimbo P890, X12, Basilisk, and .50 GS have received a damage reduction against armored opponents
  • Fixed an issue causing shotguns to inconsistently display the broken armor hitmarker

Assault Rifles

  • Kastov-74u – Small reduction to close damage; three hits to kill requires at least one chest hit
  • M13B – Blocking underbarrel launcher and shotgun on 7” Bruen B-M20 barrel
  • Kastov 545
    • Increase to muzzle velocity
    • Small decrease to hip spread
    • Increase close damage
    • Increase to chest damage multiplier

Submachine Guns

  • MX9 – Increased movement speed, ADS speed, and sprint to fire speed on the 32 round magazine
  • VEL 46
    • Reduced hip spread
    • Increased movement speed
    • Increased far damage


  • Basilisk
    • Blocking Basilisk compensators and flash hider on the FTAC ARROW barrel
    • Adding muzzle attachment usage on the FTAC ARROW barrel: LOCKSHOT KT85, SA LEVELER 55, CRONEN DARK KX30
  • .50 GS
    • Reduced hip spread
    • Increased 1 hit headshot range
    • Increased damage range
    • Increased neck and upper shoulder location damage multipliers
    • Increased bullet velocity
    • Increased damage range on SA LONGSHOT – 50 and SA TYRANT FIFTY barrel

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  • Shotguns can no longer kill fully armored players in one shot
  • Expedite 12
  • Added guard category:
    • TV CF40 Guard
    • AZ-40 Shotguard
    • AZAROV T15


  • Riot Shield
    • Reduced movement speed
    • Reduced melee damage to 3 hit kill
    • Shield movement animation improvement
    • Longer switch time pulling out throwing knife when riot shield is equipped


  • JOKR
    • Missiles no longer land out of bounds when targeting a wall on the edge of a map
    • Improved the thermal readability when aiming in

There could be some shadow buffs and nerfs that we are unaware of at the time of release, which is a common occurrence with most Call of Duty titles. Make sure to check back to see if any other weapons have joined the list in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

And that’s all. For more on the upcoming Call of Duty title, head over to our dedicated Modern Warfare 2 section full of guides, news, updates, and more.

Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides and news as a staff writer and freelancer since he graduated from Westfield State University in 2020. You can find him covering the FPS and Battle Royale space at Prima Games.