Right now, there are two major challengers for Black Ops Cold War’s best weapon, and both can use adjustment. Fortunately, a new leak suggests that a big nerf is coming in the game’s next update.
Anyone who dips their toes in Multiplayer for Black Ops Cold War will notice an abundance of M16 and AUG users. Ever since MP5’s nerve, the meta-move to longer-range weapons has been rapid.
With the AUG or M16 in hand, players can eliminate enemies with a single burst to the upper body, especially when running the correct attachments. In addition, the weapons can be set up to be surprisingly long-range, to the point where they can fight snipers.
It would come as no shock to anyone if Treyarch chose to nerve these powerful weapons. And like it or not, that seems to be exactly what’s coming.
Black Ops Cold War is Nerfing M16 and AUG
According to a new leak, Black Ops Cold War is set to take down both the M15 and AUG in a future update. We do not know exactly when this update will roll out, but the chances are high that it may coincide with the season 1 update on December 10th.
This information comes from Tom Henderson, a trusted longtime leaker in the Call of Duty community. In a new tweet, Henderson says that players should complete the weapon challenges while they still can, as there will be ‘big nerves’.
As to exactly how the two weapons will look like a nerf, we can not be sure. As for the MP5, Treyarch made the gun behave as intended, with a nerve in the range.
Given that M16 and AUG are more medium-sized weapons, their total damage production may be reduced. After all, it seems too powerful that players can eliminate enemies with a single fire at the moment.
If you want to see which weapons kill you the most in Black Ops Cold War, there’s a way to check. In our statistics, MP5 still has the most homicides, which suggests that M16 and AUG can remain dominant even with incoming nerve.
It is true that AUG’s best load and attachments make this weapon especially unstoppable in multiplayer. Fans of the gun should enjoy it while they still can.
Chances are good that we only have to Black Ops Cold War season 1 to use the gun as we know it. But it’s probably best that the weapon is adjusted before it gets to Warzone’s new Rebirth Island map.