Published on December 21st, 2013 | by dee8
Weapon Balancing and Sniper Rifle Changes Coming to Ghosts
Infinity Ward’s developer “teanah” has announced some of the changes, updates and improvements they have planned for the sniper rifle and weapons in general. He let us know that the crew at IW have been working diligently to evaluate and re-evaluate the balance of weapons in Call of Duty: Ghosts. The reason that we see very few changes to the weapons is because they don’t want to release faulty updates that they would need to retract before it has a “ripple effect” on all of the consoles.
On the 12th and 13th of this month we saw significant changes made to the MSBS assault rifle that arguable weaken the weapon to the point of uselessness. But hopefully that will be straitened out and the developers will listen to the voice of the gamers before they make any serious changes to the main guns.
Sniper rifle changes
- The sniper rifles were changed from the past Call of Duty MW3 to this series of Ghosts. Some of the most evident changes that can be seen are that there is no aim assist from the hip. Aim assist from the hip is the main idea behind how quickscoping worked before. In Ghosts however, players are required to aim unassisted until after they scope in.
- The hip fire reticles were also removed from sniper rifles and the hip spread was significantly increased, which reduces the overall effectiveness of hip firing.
- The Quickdraw perk’s ADS (aim down sight) speed scale was also reduced for the sniper rifles.
What to look forward to with sniper balancing changes
Some of the main tests being performed by Infinity Ward developers are the Time to Kill details for the snipers in comparison to other assault rifles and weapons in general. They also hope to introduce some additional changes such as an increase in the ADS time as well as a reduction in the flinch benefit of the Focus perk. Sniper rifles that use silencers are going to be flipped from the current waist up kills to chest up kills only to reduce the major effectiveness of silenced sniper rifles.
Let us know how you feel about these changes and upcoming releases for weapon balancing and sniper rifles in the comments below. Do you agree with most of the changes that they hope to make?