MW2 and Warzone 2 May 16 Update: GS Magna & FTAC Siege nerfs, more – Dexerto

published: 2023-05-16 T19:52:44

updated: 2023-05-16 T19:52:54

Infinity Ward knocked out recently introduced GS Magna and FTAC Siege in the latest update for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 after they tore up the lobbies.

The GS Magna Season 3 Reloaded Pistols blew gamers away. The Desert Eagle was already a powerful weapon, so the fully automatic version sent a collective chill down the backbone of the community. Fears became reality when I tested the JGOD GS Magna and discovered that it boasted a game-leading kill time of around 250ms during dual use.

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The mid-season update also introduced FTAC Siege. The Tec-9-inspired pistol performed closer to an SMG than a pistol, providing a great alternative for players who don’t want to use two primary weapons in Warzone 2 matches.

Infinity Ward responded accordingly with both weapons exceeding expectations.

Akimbo guns receive a nerf in Warzone 2

You’d be hard-pressed not to find at least one player using akimbo guns when Warzone 2 first launched. Everything changed in Season 1 Reloaded when dual-wielding Nerf blasters dealt less damage to armored enemies.

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Players put aside their pistols and picked up submachine guns instead. The GS Magna and FTAC Siege made pistols relevant again, but they were short-lived.

On May 16, GS Magna, FTAC Siege, and X13 received retrenchments. The GS Magna noticeably saw his armor drop at close range and head damage.

The update also brought damage to FTAC Siege shields and akimbo X13s.

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Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 May 16 Update

Here are the full Warzone 2 and MW2 patch notes.


  • GS Magna
    • Close range head shield damage reduction | Warzone 2.0 only
    • akimbo:
      • Close armor damage reduction | Warzone 2.0 only
      • Added minimum damage to Shield | Warzone 2.0 only
  • FTAC blockade
    • Armor damage reduction | Warzone 2.0 only
  • X13 Auto
    • Close range head shield damage reduction | Warzone 2.0 only
    • akimbo:
      • Close armor damage reduction | Warzone 2.0 only
      • Added minimum damage to Shield | Warzone 2.0 only

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing players to be incorrectly removed from matches for inactivity.
  • Fixed an issue where visual effects were missing on Toxicant Blueprint in Tracer Pack: Poison Bundle.
  • Fixed an issue causing the screen to flicker while checking Battle Pass weapon blueprints if the autoplay option was selected.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to get stuck on “bring profile online” when trying to check social notifications.
  • Fixed an issue causing unpurchased shop packs to appear under the My Weapons tab.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to freeze when selecting the “Invite to Party” option while other players were already in the party.
  • Fixed an issue with menu behavior while navigating weapon blueprints.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from unlocking the Gromsko Operator despite meeting the requirements.
  • Fixed an issue causing Prestige 6 to display Prestige 10 rewards incorrectly.

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    • Fixed an issue with reloading animations on the TAQ-V and TAQ-56
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Battle Pass menu to become unresponsive until the player returned to the main menu.
  • Fixed an issue in the tutorial that was causing the menu to freeze when the player encounters the Open Global Panel hint.

Warzone 2

Fixed an issue that allowed players to create deadly gear at a much higher rate than intended by repeatedly equipping feature packs that included the replay feature.

  • Fixed an issue causing eliminated squad members to receive SR for eliminations without the help of live squad members.
  • Fixed an issue preventing assists from tracking correctly on the in-game scoreboard.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players who were not eligible for Ranked play to use the party search feature.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed inactive players to remain in the match.

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Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing the White Lotus Platoon mission “Capture 1 Weapon in Deployment” from tracking correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain items such as the heart rate sensors to drop the reward for excessive wait time and XP.
  • Fixed an issue that would return free players to the front menu when trying to display the Crown Faction missions tab.

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