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'Modern Warfare' Dev Confirms Weapon Tuning Updates In Response To 'OP' Shotgun

'Modern Warfare' Dev Confirms Weapon Tuning Updates In Response To 'OP' Shotgun

It looks like you'll have to kiss your sweet 725 shotgun-turned OP sniper rifle goodbye in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. As predicted, Infinity Ward has responded to the desperate pleas to balance the weapons in the shooter. This comes following criticisms that a shotgun with the range of a sniper rifle might just be pushing it a bit.

Infinity Ward's Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer on Modern Warfare, confirmed the updates on Twitter. Responding to demands that the "overpowered" 725 be nerfed, Cecot shared a cheeky emoji. To me, this suggests Infinity Ward is well aware of the damage the cursed shotgun is currently causing.

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We don't just hang our news off the back of vague emojis though, oh no. Cecot also confirmed in a separate Tweet that multiple weapons will be receiving tweaks to try and restore balance to the game.

Unfortunately, we don't know exactly when we can expect to see this update, but it'll no doubt be sooner rather than later. Along with weapon tuning, we also know thanks to Cecot that Infinity Ward is working on a few other things. These include fixes for crashes on Xbox One and PC, claymore balancing updates, EOD changes, footstep adjustments, and more.

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The double-barreled 725 shotgun has found itself the subject of tense scrutiny over the last few days. What's intended to be a high-risk high-reward weapon has quickly become an unstoppable force for death. Death, and lots and lots of complaining.

Modern Warfare players realised that they could capitalise on the 725's already-extensive range. More industrious gamers opted to upgrade the weapon with a "monolithic suppressor" and extended barrel. Oh, and to further extend the weapon's reach, they capped the whole thing off with a four-times scope. For luck.

That's right. In essence, these players turned a shotgun into a sniper rifle. People are, as I'm sure you can imagine, not all that jazzed about having to look out for long-range shotgun shells while playing Modern Warfare.


Players have also been complaining about other stuff, too. Because of course they have. It seems that the current selection of maps favours camping strategies over more offensive manoeuvres. Fortunately, that might also be about to change. A recent leak suggests a ton of fan-favourite Call of Duty maps are coming to Modern Warfare.

If reports are to be believed, we can expect the likes of Shipment, Crash, Rust, and Ravine. All of that, plus a nerfed 725 should be enough to keep Call Of Duty players happy for... ooh, at least a week.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Modern Warfare, infinity ward, Call of Duty, Activision

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.

 

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