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Second round of Kar98K nerfs have Warzone fans divided

Warzone fans have been frothing at the mouth to get their hands on the Kar98k and Activision finally answered those prayers by adding it in to MW3 in Season 4. Now that players have had the chance to relive their Verdansk days, the fanbase is divided on the weapon.

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A post on the Call of Duty Warzone subreddit appeared to announce the upcoming nerfs for the Kar98k and by extension the popular Superi 46 SMG. As soon as the fans heard the news, an all-out war broke in the comments with half of the players excited to see less Kars running around, while the others are exasperated by the constant changes.

The very first comment on the thread is a happy camper exclaiming that the Kar98k will no longer 2-shot anywhere to the body. Their information is slightly off since two bullets in the upper torso will result in a down, while anything lower will leave the enemy on a sliver of HP. This is still enough of a nerf that players are happy with the changes.

On the flip side, there are many fans in the comments exasperated that the Kar98k is under constant fire from Activision despite bringing many players the most fun they've had in Warzone since its rework. One player commented on the community's "stupidity", saying that the vast majority of players begged for the Kar98k, but now they want the weapon nerfed or all out removed.

Personally, I enjoy the Kar98k since it may be the best weapon in terms of feel and general playability. I won't deny that it is far too strong at present, but it's made Warzone a touch more playable. That being said, I see both sides to the argument. While the Kar98k may not be capable of landing a shot 1.2 kilometers away, its mid-range dueling potential is unmatched by any weapon in Warzone and I enjoy the power vacuum it fills.

Even on Twitter fans are divided when they hear the news. In response to @Warzone_Loadout's tweet, many commenters are either hailing the Kar nerf as a 'W' or an 'L' depending on which side of the fence they sat.

"Doesn’t seem like a huge nerf to the Kar? 8m less range and 40m/s velocity loss? Still gonna p*** people off won’t it?" writes 'Chuckles'. Meanwhile, 'Ty' is of the opinion the nerf was a mistake, saying, "Why nerf the Kar? Just buff ARs."

It's clear there are plenty of players divided by the Kar98k nerfs but regardless, these changes are here to stay (for at least awhile).

That's everything on the second round of nerfs for the Kar98k. If you're looking for more Call of Duty content check out Call of Duty’s lag situation is only getting worse and needs to be fixed, Warzone’s got a gun bloat problem and ‘Carry Forward’ isn’t helping, and more on Pro Game Guides.

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