Raven Software is treating Call of Duty Warzone players to another substantial title update today, but the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded patch notes aren’t all that they seem. While players can look forward to a new underground transit system and a new SMG, they can also look forward to a hard-hitting Stim nerf – which is currently the second-most used tactical equipment in-game, boasting a high K/D and win-rate.
Looking at the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded patch notes, Raven Software has revealed that the game’s Stim tactical is undergoing two key changes. Firstly, players will find that the slide modifier has been reduced. What does this mean? Well, it means that being under the effects of a Stim isn’t going to increase your sliding speed or distance quite as much as it used to.
The second Stim nerf, though, is the real kicker for fans of this piece of equipment. Raven Software has added an interruption effect to the healing effect when weapon damage is received while using a Stim. This means, players will no longer be able to continuously heal themselves while under fire – something that the developers note is “not the intent of this tool”.
Of course, it’s far too early to say how these Stim changes will affect the Warzone meta, but we could be seeing more variety when it comes to the best Warzone loadouts going forward. Only time will tell, though.
Elsewhere in the Season 3 Reloaded patch notes, Raven Software has confirmed that a smaller player count of 120 players is being trailed in battle royale squads. In addition to this, all modes will now feature the game’s increased base health pool of 150 (which is increased to 300 when fully armoured).
The Owen Gun, one of the best Warzone guns available, has been subjected to a major nerf alongside changes to the NZ-41, the Nikita AVT, and the FARA 83 among others. You can check out the full patch notes here if you’re looking for the details, but just know this: Warzone isn’t going to feel quite the same going forwards, and that might be for the best.