Warzone Pacific Patch Notes (December 10): Weapon and Attachment Balance Changes

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The Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 1 update brought a ton of content, from the brand new map, Caldera, over 40 new weapons, Gulag changes and much more. When it comes to weapon balance changes, however, we only saw a few tweaks to a few Vanguard weapons and melee weapons at launch.

In the early morning hours of December 10, Raven Software released the first Warzone Pacific Season 1 Balance Update as promised.


Warzone Pacific Patch Notes December 10

Before addressing the balance changes, Raven Software deployed two hotfixes.


The first round of balance changes is now live in Caldera. (Photo: Activision)

There will be fewer holes in the ground according to the developer as they continue to fix some of the game's launch issues.

The general fixes for the Warzone Pacific patch notes for December 10 are as follows:

  • Fixed collision issues with various items across Caldera, allowing players to mine/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue allowing access to items that players weren't supposed to see yet!

The developer also noted that an "upcoming update will address more Bloom and include adjustments to weapons", for example the PPSh-41 (VG).

Weapon and Attachment Balance Changes

In the first Warzone Pacific Season 1 Balance Update released on December 10, Raven Software changed the balance of several weapons and attachments.


The OTs 9 SMG received some nerfs in Warzone Pacific's first balance update. (Photo: Activision)

Let's start with the weapons, followed by the balance changes of three popular attachments.

Warzone Pacific Weapon Balance Changes

AK-47 (BOCW):


  • Increased initial recoil spread

EM2 (BOCW) :

  • Neck damage multiplier reduced to 1,1 from 1,2
  • Recoil magnitude increased
  • Knockback deflection increased

Crossbow (MW):

  • Neck damage increased to 250 from 200
  • Upper torso damage increased to 240 from 200
  • Lower torso damage increased to 220, down from 200

Charlie Rifle Sniper (MW):

  • Knock Resistance decreased by 62%.

Shadowhunter R1 (BOCW):

  • Neck damage increased to 250 from 200
  • Upper torso damage increased to 240 from 200
  • Lower torso damage increased to 220, down from 200

Bravo Shotgun (BOCW):

  • Movement speed reduced by 1,2%
  • ADS movement speed reduced by 8,6%

Switzerland K31 (BOCW):

  • Knock resistance reduced by 62%

OT 9 (BOCW):

  • Maximum damage reduced to 30, down from 31
  • Bullet damage multiplier reduced to 1,33, down from 1,52

Alpha Submachine Gun (BOCW):


  • Maximum damage reduced to 20, down from 31
  • Bullet damage multiplier reduced to 1,41, down from 1,45

Charlie submachine gun (MW):


  • Rate of fire decreased to 0,08 from 0,075
  • Fire sprint speed reduced by 2,6%
  • Note: These changes only affect Warzone.

Ballistic Knife (BOCW):

  • Upper torso damage increased to 248 from 246
  • Lower torso damage increased to 225, down from 195
  • Upper arm damage increased to 200 from 180
  • Lower arm damage increased to 190 from 180
  • Upper leg damage increased to 200 from 160
  • Lower leg damage increased to 190 from 160

Batte de baseball (BOCW):

  • Lunge distance decreased by 47%

Battle Ax (BOCW):

  • Lunge distance decreased by 38%

Dog (BOCW):

  • Lunge distance decreased by 46%

Mass (BOCW) :


  • Lunge distance reduced by 42%
Cane lunge distance decreased. (Photo: Activision)

Warzone Pacific Attachment Changes

G16 2.5x (VG) :

  • Assault Rifles - Forward shifted eye position

Raider Stock (BOCW) :

  • Movement speed modifiers reduced by 25%

Combat SAS (BOCW) stock:

  • Movement speed modifiers reduced by 25%

So there you have it, all the weapon balancing changes and attachment changes in Warzone Pacific's first post-launch update, released on December 10, 2021.

More balance changes are expected as the season progresses, so stay tuned!

  • Read more: Best weapons in Warzone Pacific Season 1 – the most broken weapons on Caldera

Don't forget to check our dedicated Call of Duty section for news, loadouts, tier lists, leaks and more.

Image courtesy of Activision.

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