So as somebody who plays Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 a whole lot, this is one that is very close to my heart. At this point, I am convinced that there will always be your standard glitchers and straight out cheaters in COD. As a fan of the franchise, its just something you get used to. With that said, it seems that over the last few weeks there has been one weapon that a large majority of players have been using. While I don’t like it, I can’t say I blame them since the folks at IW haven’t done a whole lot to balance this weapon out.
As it stands at the time I am writing this post, the most over powered weapon in Modern Warfare 3 is actually a category of weapons and that would be shotguns. Shotguns are generally great for smaller maps and I could see folks preferring them in maps like Dome and Hardhat that are fairly small and have a lot of areas that can get really congested. But that’s not the case, folks are using Shotguns on almost every map and it’s ridiculous. I want to be clear, my issue isn’t with the folks that are doing it because if thats how you want to play then you can do that, though personally I think its a cheap way to up your rank. My problem with the Shotguns is that they aren’t balanced and people are abusing that. The strength of a shotgun is that they are powerful, but normally the weaknesses are that they tend to have low ammo and limited range. While the ammo part tends to hold true for shotguns in the MW3, the range factor doesn’t and that is why they are abused.
In Modern Warfare 3, the range of the shotguns is utterly unrealistic and needs to be adjusted. There are folks so good with them that they can hit and kill you with one shot from a distance that just shouldn’t be possible. Shotguns should lose accuracy and stopping power at distance, but not in MW3. As I said I’m not hating but it would be nice to see Infinity Ward balance the shotgun class out and make it a bit more realistic. While the biggest offender is of course the Striker, I think all of the shotguns could do for a rebalance, though amazingly I hear they are actually going to get a buff really soon.
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