Sledgehammer Games Has Backtracked on One Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Change

Following a backlash, an overpowered LMG has been nerfed in a matter of days.

Sledgehammer Games have Backtracked on One Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Change


  • The recent update on February 13 saw various patch notes and bug fixes; however, a buff to an LMG caused an issue.
  • Within days of the patch being introduced, the developers had to go back and nerf the weapon in question.
  • Fans of the franchise were split on the decision, with some enjoying the OP weapon and others glad to see it nerfed.
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Season 2 of Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone is in full swing, and it appears that a recent update for Call of Duty saw one weapon become increasingly overpowered. However, this didn’t last long for the weapon in question, and in a matter of days, the OP weapon was nerfed, no doubt shattering many a player’s win streaks.


Developers have a habit of nerfing and buffing weapons as they see fit, and it may come as no surprise to see them taking action in just a few days. No doubt CoD players would have been extremely vocal about having come up against the Evolvere LMG and receiving somewhat of a spanking. Let’s be honest, they don’t hold back when they feel they are being cheated out of a win.

What Is the Latest News for Call of Duty?

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The latest patch update on February 13 appeared to cause an issue with one weapon.

As was reported on the CharlieIntel social media page on X, the weapon in question was the TAQ Evolvere LMG. Due to the recent buff, it became one of the most desirable weapons in both Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, which is unsurprising given how much time players spend searching to see what the top weapon for the game is.


The nerfing of the Evolvere saw several modifiers decrease, including Neck Damage, Upper Torso Damage, and Upper Arm Damage, to name but a few. The Maximum Damage of the weapon was brought down along with the Maximum Damage Range.

We can only imagine the disappointment that some players would have when learning this, but it’s completely expected. However, judging by some of the comments on X, many players felt it was not before time, while others felt that developers were inconsistent when they decided to nerf or buff weapons.

The Recent Patch Update for Call of Duty Seems to Cause More Problems

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With the patch update of February 13, it was noted that there were various changes to Striker 9, which saw the recoil issue addressed and an increase in damage. However, it was the buff that the TAQ Evolvere LMG received that caused controversy and saw the weapon nerfed within a matter of days.


Some players were quick to call out developers Sledgehammer on this and accuse the company of a lack of empathy for those who have spent their hard-earned money on CoD, complaining that they have taken the fun out of the game by nerfing the OP weapon.

While some players appeared to be in favor of the recent nerfing of the Evolvere, there were those, on the other hand, who spent considerable time leveling up the weapon. Call of Duty fans are a fickle bunch, and much like other franchises, there is no pleasing everyone. However, it was only a matter of time before the OP weapon was nerfed.

What are your thoughts on the latest news for CoD? Are you glad that the Evolvere has been nerfed, or were you using it to your advantage? Get in touch, drop us a comment, and let us know your thoughts.


Written by Andy MacGregor

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Born and raised in the West coast of Scotland. A massive fan of Comics and losing endless hours in epic Video Games.