Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War patch nerfs the MP5 SMG

By Sherif Saed
19 November 2020 09:05 GMT

It looks like the MP5’s reign of terror in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War might be over.

After telling players not to expect any major balance tweaks until December, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War co-developer Treyarch has gone ahead and made the one balance change most have been clamouring for.

That, of course, is a nerf to the MP5 SMG, or Submachine Gun Alpha as it’s known in game.

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As for what those tweaks actually entail, Treyarch said the MP5’s base effective damage range has been cut by 33%, which should bring it more in line with other SMGs. The gun’s initial recoil has also been “adjusted.”

The new values are now live on all platforms, but it’s a little early to tell whether the attempt has been successful.

If you’re looking to take a break from Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, the game’s single-player campaign is full of surprises that aren’t typical for Call of Duty. We’ve prepared two very helpful guides for the campaign’s trickiest missions: Operation Chaos and Operation Red Circus.

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