Call of Duty’s Season 2 Update will Anger a lot of Players

One Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 update could upset many players.

Call of Duty's Season 2 Update will Anger a lot of Players

SUMMARY

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has brought the highly-requested melee nerf with Season 2 update.
  • The melee lunge distance has been reduced and players now need to get much closer to the enemies for attacks.
  • Season 2 of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 was released on February 7 and has brought plenty of new content.
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The Season 2 update in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 was released on February 7, 2024, and it brought a ton of content for players from maps to Zombie missions and more. The developer has also released the patch notes for the game and it brought several changes to the game.

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The latest patch update brought several balance updates to the game including one highly-requested nerf to the melee weapons and while it is surely a great way to keep things competitive, it is also going to anger players who may not find this as useful as others.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 Brings Melee Nerf

Season 2 of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 brings much-requested melee nerf.
Season 2 of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 brings much-requested melee nerf.

The patch notes bring multiple changes in multiplayer, ranked play, and Zombies including gameplay changes such as health buff, recoil patterns to weapons, and a melee nerf. Players have long complained of melee weapons being overpowered in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and developers took note of this and have brought changes to it in the newly released Season 2 update.

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The season 2 update has brought a huge nerf to melee and melee lunge distance has been reduced by 30% for melee weapons in Modern Warfare 3. This makes the weapons similar to how they were in Modern Warfare 2. This will affect all melee weapons and players will no longer be able to throw their knives at enemies from too large a distance.

Players will now have to get much closer to the enemies and then try to take them which will also make them prone to get killed but will increase competitiveness. This is aimed to make melee weapons more balanced so that players are not taking advantage of them but this will surely not be appreciated by players who have a stealthy and tactical play style.

Additional Balance Changes in COD Modern Warfare 3 Season 2

The Nerf has significantly reduced melee lunge distance.
The Nerf has significantly reduced melee lunge distance.

The update has also brought several other balance changes in the game such as bug fixes, addressed stability and performance issues, and more. A bug fix in gameplay now allows  Akimbo Weapons to be displayed properly after infiltrating maps. The bug that prevented Hybrid Optics from being toggled while equipping a Comb Attachment on the BP50 has been fixed.

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Operation Tin Man, the multiplayer map in Modern Warfare 3 now lets players respond at Tactical Insertions that are in the South Lookout area. The game modes including Hordepoint, Team Gun Game, and Private Match have also received changes that make the experience much better.

Moreover, the recoil pattern of the Striker 9 has been adjusted a lot and players have better control of the weapon while firing. The changes to WSP Stinger have reduced recoil, making it easier for players to control to get the maximum damage output. The Loadout Drop has also been removed from Multiplayer due to limited use in the game.

The MW3 Zombies have also got a few changes in gameplay, killstreaks, and stability fixes, removing crashes. What are your thoughts about these melee weapon changes in the Season 2 update of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3? Let us know in the comment section.

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Written by Rohit Tiwari

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.