Continuing the studio’s (suddenly) fantastic communication with the Call of Duty: WWII player base, Sledgehammer Games boss Michael Condrey posted a new topic on Reddit, and talked about the shotguns.
While most assumed a shotgun buff was incoming, it’s actually a mixture of both. Condrey explained why Combat Shotgun is geting a slight nerf, though the M21 Sawed-Off Shotgun is getting some much-needed buff.
We’re testing a couple things for the Expeditionary Force that I thought you might be interested in hearing about and discussing.
First, we’re looking at a unit range nerf to the Combat Shotgun. We’re close to the sweet spot but weapon balance is literally a matter of micro changes in some cases to get it right for where we, and the community, want it. As a reminder, we had buffed it post launch by +50 units, and we think a nerf of 20 units (net +30 to ship) will place it correctly.
Second, we’ve heard from you, and have seen in the match data, a need to make the M21 Sawed-Off Shotgun a bit stronger. We’re testing out a buff to range and/or reload to help this weapon be more competitive within the primaries.
If shotguns aren’t your thing, Sledgehammer also acknowledged the sprint out times, and will even roll out a Domination XL mode where each kill nets the player 100 points instead of 50. The shotgun tweaks will most likely be part of the planned weapon tuning patch set to be released later this month.