Warzone Season 2 Reloaded tweaks many weapons, but not the Bren

Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update: Two images, one of an operator shooting an SMG and the other of the Bren in Vanguard

Raven Software is introducing another important weapon balancing update to Call of Duty Warzone alongside the addition of the Armaguerra 43 SMG and a Rebirth Island rework in Season 2 Reloaded. However, one hard-hitting weapon that regularly features in the Warzone meta is once-again being left to its own devices. Call of Duty Vanguard’s Bren still hasn’t been nerfed – but it can’t be too far away now.

The Season 2 Reloaded update, however, could still force a few players to change up their best Warzone loadouts. Raven’s weapon balancing changes see important nerfs to Black Ops Cold War’s Vargo 52 and attachments for the ever-popular Welgun – a Vanguard SMG.

In addition to this, Hollow Point ammunition has been nerfed – following the update, its damage range has been decreased by 20%. This is a popular attachment option for some of the best Warzone weapons and could have a huge impact on the best weapon builds going forward.

“Hollow Point has been heavily leaned on by Submachine Guns”, says Raven Software in its Season 2 Reloaded patch notes. “Its previous damage range penalty would rarely affect the most common engagement distances. This adjustment to the ammunition results in a powerful tool, you’ll just have to get a little closer.”

Interestingly, despite no actual stat changes, the Volkssturmgewehr’s recoil pattern has been adjusted and muted to tackle visibility issues.

Adding to this, the SVT-40 has had a bullet velocity increase of 16% and almost every melee weapon will now trigger a melee finisher on a second consecutive strike. This has been done to combat the base health increase in Warzone’s new standard battle royale mode – which has increased from 100 to 150.

Despite the fact that every Vanguard shotgun is on the receiving end of a 10% damage buff, we’re not sure the Warzone meta is going to change all that much. That being said, this isn’t the last weapon balancing update – who knows what the future will bring.