Warzone’s fastest-killing gun stealth nerfed but it’s still “insane”

Nathan Warby
Warzone player using Pistol

The COR-45 had the best TTK in Warzone prior to the May 14 update, but despite a stealth nerf to the Pistol it’s still just as “overpowered” and outguns the other meta options.

Following in the footsteps of the Renetti, the COR-45 has taken over the meta in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded, especially on PC. Using the mouse wheel to fire gave the Pistol a blistering 400ms TTK, which was superior to other top picks like the Striker 9 or WSP-9.

The devs looked to rectify this in the May 14 update, which introduced a stealth nerf to the COR-45 in an effort to make it less dominant. It reduced the fire rate of the XRK Lightning Trigger Action attachment, which is the key to making it the fastest-killing gun in the game.

On top of this, the patch notes also mention that they “implemented measures to prevent exploits that allow firing faster than intended.” Many thought that this could be referring to the mouse wheel trick, but the setting has remained unchanged since the update.

The result is a slight reduction in the COR-45’s time to kill, but it’s still far and away the fastest killing weapon in Warzone despite the nerf.

CoD expert IceManIsaac broke down the changes shortly after the update went live, and he found that the TTK while using the XRK Lightning Trigger Action and scroll wheel combination on PC had gone from 400ms to 450ms, which is still “insane” and “overpowered.”

Although this is slower than before the update, it’s still around 180ms faster than the game’s most popular SMG, the Striker 9, up to around 10 meters. It then continues to outgun it across the board, even when you get to the 30 or 40-meter mark, where most players would switch to an LMG or Assault Rifle.

So, while the COR-45 doesn’t drop enemies quite as quickly as before, it still has comfortably the best TTK and is a force to be reckoned with. The devs could look to nerf it further in a future update, but for now, it’s the perfect partner for your DG-58 LSW.

About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].