Modern Warfare – Popular weapon attachment is secretly nerfed

Why Infinity Ward occasionally just tinkers with weapons or etchings in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone without mentioning it remains a mystery. But it is almost always discovered.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone there is Thanks to dozens of attachments, there are tons of combination options and plenty of scope to live out personal preferences. Except for the slot for the attachment on the muzzle, there is the silencer (monolith) and then nothing for a long time.

There is a little more choice with the Fore handles: Whether you are a mercenary, a commando, a shooter or a ranger, the underflow slot offers many options if, for example, players are interested in more control of recoil and more precision when shooting from the hip. Of the Mercenary fore grip still had the advantage of moving speed around 3.7 percent to increase, a buff from July that also without listing in the patch notes happened.

That was especially for assault rifles Mercenary fore grip is a very popular attachment, also because of the bonus to movement speed. This bonus was withdrawn and increased a penalty of one percent converted to the speed of movement. Overall, the attachment loses almost five percent and is therefore no longer the best choice for assault rifles, but the mercenary fore-grip remains one of the best options for the SMGs, the loss of speed is not so important with the generally faster weapon type.

A detailed analysis and a comparison of the foregrounds can be found in this video from the YouTuber TheXclusiveAce:

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Why these nerfs and buffs always happen without notice remains a mystery, you could almost think that they happen unintentionally. In order for players who are interested in the best equipment and the most efficient play style to continue to receive all the information and tips they need, attentive content creators will probably continue to need.