Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare Updates Will Nerf Two Popular Guns

Gamers spending a lot of time with Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are probably familiar with the AS VAL and the SP-R 208, but those weapons will get a significant nerf when the new updates go love on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The latest patch is set to tweak these weapons that have been criticized for being overpowered, so the update will respond to community reactions in an effort to combat player reliance on the guns in multiplayer mode. At the moment of publishing, the word "nerf" isn't explicitly used, but it's commonly known both weapons are highly used in the meta right now, which usually means nerfs aren't that far behind.

Word of the update comes way of Infinity Ward's senior communications manager, Ashton Williams, who unfortunately doesn't provide any additional details. Not only is it unclear how exactly the weapons are being tweaked, but there's no ETA beyond "soon," which is fairly vague and subjective.

"We currently have a patch being tested that has weapon tuning for the AS VAL and SP-R 208," said Williams over on Twitter. "Pending any unforeseen issues, we’ll release it as soon as possible."

As you would expect, some fans are delighted to hear these changes are coming, while others are feeling the opposite. Of course, the argument for the former is that this is good for balance, while the latter contest that these changes will make the game less entertaining, particularly for snipers.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone are both available via the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and soon they will both be available via the PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X as well.