The 725 Shotgun in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gets Yet Another Nerf

By Sean Carey,
Infinity Ward has rolled out a new update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and once again the most controversial weapon in the game has received a nerf. The 725 shotgun is once again the focal point of the update, receiving changes to its weapon damage range and reduced hip fire damage.


Players have been running rampant with 725 in multiplayer, attaching scopes, and getting kills from long distances. The second nerf, which was just over a week ago, actually buffed the weapon in a roundabout way and made it more effective from a distance. In the patch notes, it details that the weapon has received a "small" reduction to its base weapon damage range, the damage range added by attachments has been "significantly" reduced and hip fire damage has been reduced. The model 680 shotgun has also had a reduction to damage range with range extending attachments.

The update also fixes several bugs to do with Ground War and some general fixes. We have included Infinity Ward's list of patch notes below:

General Fixes:
  • Special Operations: Fix for an issue where a player would see no objective after retrying a mission after spectating (Operation Paladin)
  • CDL: Fix for rulesets in Search and Destroy where Field Upgrades were disabled
  • Fix for an exploit where players could duplicate their killstreaks (“Fix for various exploits”)
  • Fix for the “Blue V” Optic challenge not displaying the proper text description
  • Fix misspelling of “trophy”
Ground War:
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the filter on the respawn selection screen to stay on screen when spawning back in
  • Fix for an issue where the Select Loadout screen would keep reappearing after already selecting a loadout and attempting to spawn back in

The following challenges have been fixed:
  • “Infiltrator”
  • “Warrior’s Code”
  • “Aggression”
  • “Dominator”
  • “Munitions”
  • Officer progression “Launch Destroys”
  • Officer progression “Heartbreaker”
  • Officer progression ”Precision Airstrike”
  • Officer progression: “Karma”
  • Officer progression “Close and Personal”
  • AUG 5.56 Caliber conversion
  • Increasing close range damage
  • Increasing mid damage range and reduced chest multiplier
  • Small reduction to base weapon damage range
  • Significantly reduced the damage range added by attachments
  • Small hips spread increase
  • Reduced effective damage at the hip
  • Model 680: Slight reduction of damage range with all range-extending attachments
In other Call of Duty news, a recent data mine found details relating to a 200-player battle royale mode hidden away in Modern Warfare's PC files.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.