CofD: WWII's first big update buffs shotgun and nerfs rifles

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Call of Duty: WWII just received its first big update. The update mostly focuses on fixing the game's messy multiplayer. The Walther Toggle Action Shotgun got buffed and FG42 Rifle, along with two others got a considerable nerfing.

Call of Duty WWII just received its first big update, and a big chunk of it was aimed towards fixing the multiplayer portion of the game. Call of Duty WWII's connection issues and server problems got in the way of some people's mutiplayer experience.

The 1.05GB update is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a version for PC coming soon. A number of Redditors reported minor issues with the game:

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While others just wanted good, clean fun:

Some see right through all that PR lingo:

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In the end, Call of Duty WWII is a mighty successful game that managed to have an opening weekend "bigger than the opening weekends of both Thor and Wonder Woman combined". Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision added that the team is "committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content".

If you feel up to it, you can check out SubReal's review of Call of Duty WWII. Spoilers: he gave it a 9/10. 

Since the patch notes are quite short, I'll paste them down here:

  • Multiplayer updates:

Connectivity improvements and optimizations
Fixed de-ranking issues
Addressed an issue where players encountered an infinite load screen
Leaderboard stability improvements and bug fixes
General UI improvements
Loading optimizations

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Splitscreen functionality improvements
Added new unlock inventory stars to indicate when new items are added
Adjusted hit marker audio to be higher default level (note: can be adjusted in settings)
Fixed out of world exploits on Gustav Cannon and Sainte Marie du Mont
Espionage Basic Training - Reduced painted time from 10 seconds to 6. Made it so only bullet damage paints you.
Weapon tuning to allow for one shot kills outside of hardcore mode, enabling challenge completion.
Fixed infinite flamethrower bug
XP Earn rate tuned in Operation Neptune
Fix issue of shotgun variants not appearing
Emblem Editor and visualization improvements
GameBattles Improvements
Fixed Gridiron Ball exploits

  • Multiplayer weapon tuning updates:
  • Buffs:

Walther Toggle Action Shotgun - Damage increased at extremely close range
Bren LMG - Increased damage per shot
LMG Bipod - Sped up ADS time when in bipod stance

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  • Nerfs

BAR Rifle - decreased fire rate and widened hip fire spread
STG44 Rifle - widened hip fire spread
FG42 Rifle - increased recoil and widened hip fire spread
Machine Pistol - decreased damage ranges

  • Sniper class - Fixed a bug with all Sniper Rifles zooming to exact center when aiming down the sights.
  • COD:WWII Nazi Zombies Updates

Zombie Map Exploit Fix - clipping into a zombie spawn closet using revive mechanic in Laboratory
Fixed Klaus pathing
Fixed out of world exploit - The Final Reich

Be on the lookout for an additional update tomorrow, along with Call of Duty: WWII PC Game Updates.