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Warzone patch notes: Raven nerf MG 82 today, Call of Duty Nail Gun could be next

Developers Raven Software have not wasted time in bringing Warzone’s MG 82 back down to Earth.

Having started life with little recoil and plenty of ammo to eliminate enemies, the Call of Duty dev team has made some big changes to the LMG.

According to today’s Warzone patch notes, the MG 82’s Vertical and Horizontal Recoil has been increased, while its damage has been dialled down.

A message from Raven explains: “We had envisioned the MG 82 (BOCW) as a short to mid-range Light Machine Gun given its relatively fast handling, mobility, and rate of fire.

“However, it also retained many powerful LMG traits like damage profile, bullet velocity, and magazine size, all while having negligible recoil.

“These factors in combination created one of the most dominant weapons to land in Verdansk. Do not be deceived by the magnitude of these changes. The damage per magazine and rate of fire is still top tier, so we expect the MG 82 to remain viable.”

It will be interesting to see how big an effect this has on the new weapon, which is only available after you complete 31 Tiers in the new Battle Pass.

Raven has also confirmed that the MG 82 might not be the only new gun that gets nerfed in the coming weeks.

According to a new message from the COD team, the Nail Gun is also being watched and could be the next weapon to be patched.

“We will be keeping a close eye on the Nail Gun (BOCW). We feel it kills about a bullet faster than we would like. With extremely low rate of fire Weapons, they can be on a razor’s edge of balance wherein missing a single shot can turn an incredibly fast Time to Kill into one of the slowest in its class.

“This is not the case with the Nail Gun (BOCW) now, but if it required an additional bullet to kill and nothing else changed, it likely would be.

“So, we may push and pull on some of its functionality to ensure that it fulfills its role as a highly mobile, close range, full-auto dominator that can rival shotgun TTKs but rapidly wanes in efficacy the further enemies are from you. They are just nails after all.”

Raven has also highlighted how perks could be tweaked in the future, following a long time without much change.

This currently only includes Dead Silence but that doesn’t mean other changes won’t be looked at in the future.

The message from Raven reads: “We are exploring all avenues in terms of changes to provide ‘fair’ and ‘reactable’ counterplay options to Dead Silence.

“A decision like this must be made carefully especially considering how it may destabilize other aspects of the game. We cannot promise anything at this moment but as we close in on an appropriate solution, we will share more details.”

The full patch notes for today’s Call of Duty Warzone update can be found listed below:

WEAPONS

MG 82 (BOCW)

  • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 29
  • Minimum Damage decreased from 28 to 27
  • Maximum Damage range decreased by 20%
  • Headshot multiplier decreased from 1.3 to 1.2
  • Upper Chest multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1
  • Extremities multiplier decreased from 1 to .9
  • Vertical and Horizontal Recoil increased

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that was causing some Players to have to restart the game in order to unlock a gifted Battle Pass.
  • Fixed an issue causing tier skips to not apply properly when receiving a gifted Battle Pass Bundle.
  • Fixed a locked control room door in Salt Mine that was killing Players instantly upon contact.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to lose control of their Operator after walking through a Red Door if another Player had previously died while going through it.
  • Fixed an issue where using some QBZ-83 (BOCW) Blueprints would cause Players to crash.

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Nail salon owner shot in the chest after possible dispute over bill, sources say

Nail salon owner shot

KATY, Texas (KTRK) — The owner of a Katy nail salon was reportedly shot in the chest after a dispute with two women inside his business on Saturday afternoon, according to deputies.

Officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred at a shopping center in the 21900 block of the Katy Freeway on south Mason Road near Provincial.The two women had just received a service and were believed to have been upset about their bill, according to officials at the scene.

“It doesn’t make any sense,” said Jason Spencer with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “Whoever would do something like this [is] obviously a dangerous person. We need to get them in custody.”

The owner suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was transported to an area hospital before being flown to Memorial Hermann. He is expected to survive.

Deputies said the two women who fled the scene are still on the run.

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'Final nail in the coffin!' BBC licence fee MUST be abolished after Bashir scandal – poll

Ninety-eight percent of people said in an exclusive Express.co.uk poll that the licence fee should be abolished following what was described by the corporation’s director-general as “a dark day for the BBC”. The Beeb has come under intense pressure after an independent inquiry into how the broadcaster secured the bombshell 1995 interview found that journalist Mr Bashir lied and deceived to persuade the royal to speak to him on camera.

Prince William levelled unprecedented criticism at the public service broadcaster, saying he feels “indescribable sadness” to know the “BBC’s failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation”.

In a separate statement, Prince Harry hit out at the “ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices (which) ultimately took her life.”

The Metropolitan Police said they would “assess the contents” of Lord Dyson’s investigation to ensure there is no “significant new evidence” to support a criminal investigation.

As criticism rolled in, calls grew louder for the TV licence fee to be abolished and Express.co.uk conducted an exclusive poll to gauge readers’ feelings on the topic.

Asked if the BBC should end its annual licence fee policy, the overwhelming majority (98 percent; 5,816) said it should while only 2 percent (120) believed it should remain in place.

Only 25 respondents (less than 1 percent) said they didn’t know.

In comments, many readers were outspoken about their strong feelings on the controversial licence fee policy.

Many people said they could think of other reasons why the broadcaster should stop charging Britons to watch the box but the Bashir scandal was too much to stomach.

READ MORE: Prince William threw ‘out of the window’ the Queen’s royal mantra

And one urged other TV viewers to “resist this nonsense” and simply refuse to hand over their cash in exchange for watching TV.

They said: “You don’t need a licence to watch TV. Resist this nonsense and do not give the BBC a single penny of your money.”

However, despite the vast majority of readers polled backing calls for the licence fee to be scrapped, others were more sympathetic to the BBC.

One reader argued that the entire corporation should not be punished for the actions of one of its journalists.

Mr Bashir quit his job at the Beeb earlier this month on health grounds.

The reader wrote: “It’s Bashir that is the main offender here. They need to go after him.

“When I was in the Armed Forces I used to get very fed up when people said, ‘The Army’ has done this terrible thing to me.

“It wasn’t the Army, it was some bloke in a position of power that needed to be held to account. This falls into the same category.

“Don’t hit out at the organisation, find the individuals that are doing wrong.”

In 1996 the BBC conducted an internal investigation into Mr Bashir’s interview with the Princess of Wales which Lord Dyson’s said in his report was “woefully ineffective”.

The internal probe cleared Mr Bashir, Panorama and BBC News of wrongdoing.

Former BBC executive Tim Suter, who was part of the investigation, stepped down from his role with Ofcom, the broadcast regulator announced on Friday.

The BBC and Mr Bashir have both apologised for their conduct, and the corporation has written apology letters to Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer.

The poll ran from 10.52am until 4.52pm on Friday May 21.

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