Stupid News: Modern Warfare 3 Addresses Quick Scoping…by Making it Quicker
If you’ve ever played Modern Warfare 2 and been on the receiving end of someone’s ‘quick scope’ sniper shot, you know how frustrating it is to be picked off by someone using a weapon designed for calculated and precise shots in such a rushed and, frankly, unrealistic manner. It’s one of the main reasons Treyarch removed the feature for Black Ops, because sniper rifles don’t actually work that way in real combat situations and they felt the technique was “cheap” and “overpowered.” Infinity Ward, however, not wanting to annoy their enormous fan base (read: cash cow), has decided that they’re better off leaving this feature in and pleasing the quick-scope-loving masses than actually attempt to balance the game and possibly annoy people who might not buy MW3 if the feature was removed.
In fact, if the video below is any indication, it seems ‘Quick Scoping’ is actually easier in MW3 than ever before. Considering that the Modern Warfare series hasn’t tried to replicate actual, real world combat in a long, long time (some might say ‘ever’), the fact that something as game breaking as ‘Quick Scoping’ still exists in MW3 isn’t all that surprising as it is flat out disappointing. While I know people will be quick to defend ‘Quick Scoping ‘ as a legitimate tactic and just another way to play their favorite FPS, I can’t help but think of ‘Quick Scoping’ as an exploit-turned-feature that is nothing more than an easy way to rack up kill streaks and unbalance a game that has rapidly become ‘Halo Modern Combat’.
Modern Warfare 3
Out Now on PC, 360, and PS3
Developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games
Published by Activision