Call Of Duty: WWII New Update Fixes Sprint-Out Times - Patch Notes

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2017-11-03
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Call Of Duty: WWII just got an update that buffs the game's slow sprint-out times. Multiplayer action should be even faster now. Call Of Duty: WWII is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. SLEDGEHAMMER GAMES/ACTIVISION

Call Of Duty: WWII just got a new server-side update that buffs the sprint-out times of several weapons. There are also plenty of tiny tweaks for guns like the MP-40, M1A1 and Gewehr 43. The patch notes below were first posted by Sledgehammer Games on Friday.

 

ADS TRANSITION TIMES/ADS FROM SPRINT TIMES/ADS SPRINT OUT TIMES

SMGs

  • Buffed base ADS times and buffed ADS in from sprint times (ADS sprint-out times match ADS from sprint times)

Rifles

  • Buffed base ADS transition times, but not ADS from sprint times/ADS sprint out times, in an effort to maintain a difference between the SMG and AR class playstyles

Snipers: Kar98k and M1903

  • Nerfed ADS transition times (a slight quickscoping nerf)

LMGs

  • Buffed base ADS times

 

Note: Base ADS times for SMGs are faster than Rifles, and Rifles are faster than LMGs. In other words, there is now more of a distinction between class playstyles.

WEAPONS

MP-40

  • Buffed recoil in an effort to have a more competitive SMG on par with the PPSh-41

FG 42

  • Nerfed fire rate so that the damage output is more in line with other weapons in its class

SVT-40

  • Buffed recoil in an effort to make it more manageable to shoot down range and give a better contrast to the M1 Garand
  • Nerfed hip spread to match the M1 Garand’s in an effort to decrease the ability to quickly kill opponents at closer ranges

M1A1

  • Buffed fire rate in an effort to make it a more competitive choice amongst the other rifles (still slightly slower than the Gewehr 43)

Gewehr 43

  • Buffed fire rate in an effort to make it a more competitive choice amongst the other rifles (still slightly faster than M1A1)
  • Buffed recoil (closer to that of M1A1)
  • Buffed clip size to be 12 rounds per clip instead of 10

M30 Luftwaffe Drilling

  • Buffed damage per pellet to be on par with the recent Sawed-Off Shotgun changes so that this shotgun now has a more automatic two-shot kill and a slightly more forgiving one-shot kill
  • Buffed shotgun damage range, so that it’s now more feasible to finish off an opponent who didn’t die from a rifle bullet
  • Buffed ADS spread to allow for greater accuracy when shooting enemies outside the obvious shotgun range (while ADS)

Toggle Action

  • Buffed clip size to be eight shots per clip instead of six in an effort to allow players to have more success with this weapon
  • Nerfed ADS spread to be on par with other shotguns (besides the M30)

 

The debate about Call Of Duty: WWII’s sprint-out times has raged on since January, and fan criticism even prompted former Sledgehammer studio head Michael Condrey to offer his own perspective on the matter. Back then, he felt a slower sprint-out time meant less chance of relying on “crutch perks” like Dexterity. The initial thought was that an ADS buff would only occur if a movement-based Division were added to the game, but it appears that plan has changed.

For those not acquainted with the terminology, a weapon’s sprint-out time is the time it takes for a gun to transfer from sprint mode to scope. Players felt the animations were too slow in earlier versions of the game, so they’ve been slightly buffed to accommodate those concerns. In other words, in case there was anyone in the world who felt the pacing of Call Of Duty: WWII was too slow, it should be a bit more frantic now.

Call Of Duty WWII weapons
Adjusted sprint-out times mean SMGs are fastest, followed by rifles and LMGs. Photo: Sledgehammer Games/Activision

While this is pure speculation, one has to wonder if this change in design philosophy might be the result of Sledgehammer’s recent change in leadership. Earlier this week, studio Co-founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield left their directorial posts to pursue new executive positions inside Activision. The changes in title are presumably tied to the departure of Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, which will be in full effect in the coming weeks.

Call Of Duty: WWII is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The update has been deployed across all platforms.

How do you feel about this new playlist update? Are Call Of Duty: WWII’s sprint-out times better now? Tell us in the comments section!

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