February 13, 2024

New Weapon Tweaks and Gameplay Fixes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Update

Liam Fletcher
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A minor update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been released, bringing some weapon tweaks and bug fixes for multiplayer. This update is considered minor compared to the upcoming new content additions.

New Weapon Tweaks and Gameplay Fixes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Update

What's New

Here are the key changes in today's MW3 and Warzone update:

  • Weapon Changes and Balancing

    • The TAQ Evolvere LMG has been modified to better differentiate between the 7.62 and 5.56 ammunition types. The 7.62 offers slow, accurate long-range shooting, while the 5.56 favors aggression and run-and-gun playstyles.
    • The Striker 9 SMG has been significantly adjusted to improve control while firing. Additionally, players can now aim down sights while sliding.
    • The JAK Tyrant 762 Kit for the Longbow sniper rifle has been buffed, reducing aim down sight time, increasing aim down sight movement speed, and providing a 30 percent hipfire reduction benefit.
  • Ranked Play Changes

    • Sniper rifles have been restricted and removed from the weapon pool in Ranked Play.
  • Zombies Mode Fixes

    • Various fixes have been made to the Zombies mode, including addressing an issue with PhD Flopper.


While this update may be minor in terms of content, it brings important changes to weapon balance and gameplay mechanics. Players can now enjoy improved control and new strategies with the modified weapons. Additionally, the removal of sniper rifles from Ranked Play will create a different dynamic for competitive matches. Make sure to update your game to experience these changes. For more details, refer to the full patch notes on the Call of Duty website.

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Liam Fletcher
Liam Fletcher

Liam "CyberScribe" Fletcher, a Kiwi with a flair for fast-paced gameplay and articulate narratives, has emerged as a prominent voice at EsportRanker. Diving deep into the esports universe, Liam crafts comprehensive reviews, strategic insights, and captivating tales from behind the screens.

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