Weapons are probably the most important factor in any shooter, and Free Fire is not an exception to this rule. The changelog for Free Fire's upcoming big update OB27 is finally out, bringing a lot of changes to the game's weapon arsenal.

Free fire weapon
 Free Fire weapon changes are important

In this article, we would list out all the weapon changes and rebalances in the upcoming patch on April 14.

1 - New KORD Weapon

Garena has decided to add another gun to the light machine gun class. The Kord seems to be a midway choice between the M60 and the M249, with average damage, magazine size and fire rate. The best part about the gun is its special "machine gun mode" that you can activate by crouching or pruning while holding it. In this mode, the KORD deals more damage and fires faster.

Kord Weapon Free Fire
The new KORD submachine gun can deal extra damage when crouching

Statistics of the KORD Machine Gun:

  • Damage: 35
  • Rate of fire: 0.21
  • Magazine: 80
  • Attachment: Sight


While the FAMAS has been buffed repeatedly in the previous patches, its "burst-3" shot is still quite hard to use and ineffective against moving enemies. Garena has decided to improve the gun yet again in the OB27 patch.

The FAMAS has been buffed a lot in previous patches
  • Damage: from 28 to 30
  • Minimum damage: from 11 to 12
  • Movement speed: -11%
  • Accumulated recoil: + 20%

3 - UMP

Despite getting buffed a fair bit in the past updates, the UMP is still considered hard to use compared to other SMGs in the class. In OB27, it is now buffed even more in almost all categories. The UMP is much more accurate now.

Free Fire's UMP has decent damage but low accuracy
  • Damage: from 24 to 25
  • Shot accuracy: +1
  • Rate of fire: -5%
  • Accuracy: + 25%
  • Moving accuracy: + 13%
  • Movement speed while shooting: + 21%

4 - MAG-7

The MAG-7 trades its accuracy for a higher fire rate... and that makes the weapon slightly underpowered. OB27 would fix this problem.

MAG-7 Shotgun is much easier to use than other guns in its class
  • Accuracy: + 8%
  • Moving accuracy: + 4%
  • Maximum recoil: -14%

>>> Read more: Which Gun Is Best For Headshot In Free Fire?

5 - Vector

The Vector Akimbo mode has become too strong, especially in Clash Squad. This is probably an obvious outcome, as firing both weapons at the same time is always better. Garena has decided to heavily nerf the Vector in all parameters.

Free Fire Vector Akimbo
Vector Akimbo has always been super dangerous ever since its release
  • Headshot multiplier: from 550% to 400%
  • Accuracy in Akimbo mode: -10%
  • Maximum recoil in Akimbo mode: + 50%
  • Reload speed: -25%
  • Magazine slot: removed
  • Magazine size: from 30 to 25
  • Akimbo mode spread: + 10%

6 - M82B

The M82B is considered too strong for its ability to penetrate gloo walls and vehicles to damage the players inside. Garena has decided to lower that damage.

Free Fire M82b
The M82B can penetrate a lot of things
  • Extra damage against vehicles, Gloo Walls and Barrels: reduced from 1 to 0.6
  • Extra damage against players behind the Walls: reduced from 0.8 to 0.6

7 - M14

The M14 is currently the weakest rifle in Free Fire. It is not as strong as other ARs in mid-range... while still weaker than other SR at long range. This buff would alleviate that a little.

M14 Free Fire
The M14 is fairly decent but could use some buff
  • Minimum damage: from 25 to 30

8 - FF Knife

The throwable FF Knife would get some unique buff, as it is fairly underpowered compared to other ranged weapons.

FF Knife
The FF Knife is not really popular
  • Damage against marked enemies: +80

>>> Read more: Which Is The Best Gun In Free Fire Clash Squad?

9 - Flash Grenade

You can also cook this grenade in your hand before throwing it to get the flash effect right away and surprise your foes.

Stun your enemies with the Flash Grenade
  • Light duration: from 8 to 2.2

10 - Smoke Grenade

Right now, it is very difficult to use this grenade effectively, as its smoke takes a long time to actually spread. In OB27, the spreading speed would be increased.

Free Fire Clash Squads Smoke Grenade
Smoke Grenade is very useful in clash squad

11 - Machine Gun Mode

All weapons of the Light Machine Gun class would get a buff in the form of a "machine gun mode" that gets activated whenever the player crouch or prone.

M60 Free Fire
All machine guns are much stronger now
  • M60: + 28% rate of fire
  • M249: +5 damage
  • KORD: + 5% rate of fire and fires 3 shots at once

Overall analysis for Free Fire weapon changes

Garena pretty much does the same thing they have been doing in the previous OB26 patch - nerfing the overpowered new weapons like Vector and M82B while buffing the FAMAS and UMP. Let's see if this would do anything to change the meta in Free Fire. The flash and smoke rebalance would unlock a few new options in Clash Squad for creative players.

The buffs to light machine guns are massive - more players would pick them up now instead of just drop for the nearest AR.

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