MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 4 update patch notes: Cronen Squall, Fennec 45, more

MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 4 update patch notes: Cronen Squall, Fennec 45, more
Courtesy of Activision

Written by 

Alex Garton

Published 

14th Jun 2023 16:17

The MW2 and Warzone 2 Season 4 patch notes are here and they've introduced a huge amount of fresh content to both titles.

With the arrival of the Vondel Resurgence map, the Tempus Razorback AR, the ISO 45 SMG, seven new multiplayer maps, and more, it's safe to say the devs haven't held back with the MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 4 update.

So, with so many exciting additions in the MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 4 update including weapons buffs and nerfs, let's check out the full MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 4 patch notes.

Warzone 2 & Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 patch notes

MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 4 patch notes
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Before we dive into all of the weapon balance changes and bug fixes in the MW2 & WZ2 Season 4 patch notes, let's check out all of the main additions that have arrived with the Season 4 update:

Warzone 2 & DMZ Season 4 new features

  • Vondel Resurgence map - New medium-sized map that's set to host Resurgence, DMZ, and the Lockdown LTM.
  • Fresh features - New Tactical Amphibious Vehicle, dynamic fog, Reinforcement Flare Field Upgrade, and return of favourite supply boxes
  • Al Mazrah Sandstorm - Al Mazrah has had some slight topographical changes for Season 4.
  • Warzone 2 Ranked Reset - Ranked has been reset for Season 4 and new rewards are available to earn.
  • Lockdown LTM - New limited-time mode coming on June 28 that's inspired by Hardpoint that's perfect for players who love holding down a power position.
  • Health increased - Player health increased in WZ2 and DMZ from 100 to 150 base.
  • Forward Operating Base for DMZ - New menu system for DMZ where players can organise objectives and take on Urgent Missions.

MW2 Season 4 new features

  • New multiplayer maps - Six new multiplayer maps coming in Modern Warfare 2 Season 4.
  • Three new weapons (Also included in WZ2- Tonfa melee weapon, Tempus Razorback AR, and ISO 45 SMG.
  • New Ranked Season - MW2 Season 4 introduces a new Ranked season with fresh rewards.
  • New Playlist rotation - Search & Destroy, Prisoner Rescue to Expand to 12v12 for a Limited Time.
  • New Battle Pass & BlackCell - New Battle Pass to complete and skins to collect.

MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 4 patch notes: Weapon buffs & nerfs

Warzone 2 and MW2 Season 4 patch notes
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New weapons

  • Tempus Razorback AR
  • ISO 45 SMG
  • Tonfa Melee Weapon

General changes

Shotgun 

  • Pellets now use damage priority - If more than four pellets hit a target, the highest damage among those hit pellets will be used 

Melee 

  • Fist Lunge Range decreased
  • Gunbutt Lunge Range decreased
  • Gunbutt Damage decreased | Warzone Only 

Weapon balancing

Battle Rifles

  • Cronen Squall 

    • Full-Auto

      • Bullets to Kill increased by 2 | Warzone Only

      • Maximum Damage increased | Warzone Only

      • Minimum Damage added | Warzone Only

    • Semi-Auto

      • Bullets to Kill increased by 1 | Warzone Only

      • Maximum Damage decreased | Warzone Only

      • Minimum Damage increased | Warzone Only

Shotguns

  • Bryson 800 

    • Minimum Damage decreased | Warzone Only

    • Head Multiplier increased 

    • Neck Multiplier increased 

    • Upper Torso Multiplier increased 

    • Arm Multipliers increased 

    • Leg Multipliers increased 

  • Bryson 890 

    • Minimum Damage decreased | Warzone Only

    • Head Multiplier increased 

    • Neck Multiplier increased 

    • Upper Torso Multiplier increased 

    • Arm Multipliers increased 

    • Leg Multipliers increased 

  • Expedite 12 

    • Minimum Damage added | Warzone Only 

    • Leg Multipliers increased 

  • KV Broadside 

    • Mid Damage decreased 

  • Lockwood 300 

    • Minimum Damage decreased | Warzone Only

    • Head Multiplier increased 

    • Neck Multiplier increased 

    • Upper Torso Multiplier increased 

    • Arm Multipliers increased 

    • Leg Multipliers increased 

    • Hip to ADS Spread transition speed increased 

      • Becomes accurate faster after aiming down sights 

    • Mid Damage Ranges increased 

    • Mid Damage decreased slightly 

Submachines Guns

  • Fennec 45
    • Bullets to Kill decreased by 1 | Warzone Only

Attachments

  • FTAC Siege 
    • Akimbo FTAC Siege (NEW) 
      • Unlock through in-game Challenge: 25 Hip Fire Operator kills with the FTAC Siege
  • Kastov-74u 
    • KSTV-17 Barrel (NEW) 
      • Added to Kastov-74u progression, replaces 5.45 Tracer at Level 9 
        • Players who have progressed beyond this level will have it retroactively granted to their account following the launch of Season 4 
  • KV Broadside 
    • 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath 
      • Close-range Damage increased slightly

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the SZ Aggressor-IR Optic where its ADS penalty was higher than intended 
  • Fixed an issue with 12-Gauge Dragon’s Breath residual damage where it would be counted as a headshot for scoring 
  • Fixed an issue that caused Death Effects to intermittently occur on incorrect bodies 
  • Fixed numerous incorrect Attachment unlock criteria
  • Fixed an issue where the in-game challenge completed overlay for the KL40-M2 Drill under-barrel Attachment showed a placeholder name
  • Fixed an issue causing the .300 BLK Overpressured +P ammunition to remain locked without unlock requirements, despite the Weapon being at max level
  • Fixed an issue where Bipod Attachments were not blocked on some Weapons when using the canted iron sights

So, there you have it, those are the full MW2 and Warzone 2 Season 4 patch notes and all of the balance changes that have arrived in-game. If you're unsure of which meta weapon to use in Warzone 2 Season 4, consider checking out our dedicated tier list.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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