Quick-scoping in Modern Warfare 3: Real skill or paradise for noobs

By Posted 13 Jun 2011, 03:16

We have some very important news to bring to gamers all around the world now, particularly those who are planning to pick up Modern Warfare 3. We’re hearing strong rumors right now that the ability to quick scope will be making a return for the upcoming game.

Yes, the very same feature that Treyarch removed for Call of Duty: Black Ops. Apparently, Infinity Ward are keen to retain as much features from MW2 as they possibly can, and quick-scoping remains one of them. Whether it will be welcomed with gamers though is a different matter altogether though.

Check out the following comment from Infinity Ward Community Manager Robert Bowling when asked on Reddit specifically if the controversial feature will be making a return for Modern Warfare 3 or not:

“Currently, you can still quick scope in Modern Warfare 3. Keep in mind though, multiplayer is always changing at this stage (new perks, new balancing, new everything all the time based on feedback), however our philosophy on that hasn’t changed since MW2.”

There in black and white, is his admission that the game features quick-scoping, well in the pre-release build of the game anyway. Considering that we just have around 5 months to go until release, it would seem a pretty drastic move for IW to remove it just on the back of consumer criticism.

Many of you welcomed the idea of no quick-scoping in Black Ops, but how would you feel if it made a return for MW3. Of course, there’s always been the heated debate that quickscoping requires real skill to use, but generally complaints are usually made on how it’s actually a ‘form of exploit’ and as a result, exploited by beginners who are looking for a quick kill.

Personally, I’m not too bothered about this. Being taken out in seconds via quick-scoping with the Intervention rifle in MW2 did become rather annoying I can agree, but once you get used to the game, it’s always easy to take out someout who is quick-scoping anyway – and that’s the bottom line really here. If Infinity Ward decides to put quick-scoping in the game, it’s up to those who feel it shouldn’t be there, to find away around it.

As a fan of the COD franchise, what are your thoughts on the possibility of quick-scoping in Modern Warfare 3? Do you think it is a way of defining ‘real skill’, or is the whole process essentially a paradise for noobs?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000060527034 Ligutom Joeshua

    it should return…people who can’t deal with it..dont buy the game then. Simple as  that. 

    • http://twitter.com/kamanashi Erik Stroud

      But couldn’t you say the same for those who will complain if it isn’t in the game? 

      I really don’t care either way since quick scoping isn’t that bad unless the whole team is doing it.

  • Hanzo Hasashi

    I’d prefer a bit more realism in modern warfare.

  • Hanzo Hasashi

    I’d prefer a bit more realism in modern warfare.

  • Hanzo Hasashi

    I’d prefer some more realism is MW3. None of this being able to jump over bullets for kills or while holding a rifle with 2 hands, be able to go prone and keep firing. Like quick scoping, they are just exploits of an outdated engine. I’ll still buy it because there is nothing else as frantic and fun, but more realism as far as aiming and movement would be much appreciated.

    • Alejandrogarza4

      It’s a dam game, it’s not ment to be realistic u dipshit, if it were realistic everyone would be camping, no one would spawn, snipers would need spotters to tell them wind direction and how far the target is, therefore taking an hour to shoot, u want tht? No, I doubt anyone does, games are ment to be fun fast games -.-

  • http://twitter.com/project1x Philip

    I honestly don’t care.  Yes, it is annoying sometimes when you get quick scoped; it’s also annoying when when you get knifed…it’s part of the game.  Well, it might be an exploit but I’ve never been killed from it enough to find it annoying: unlike something like the n00b tube.  But even then, if people n00b tube I’d shout, and switch to my own noob tube :)
     
    The problem with removing it is you gimp the weapon and make it useless.  Cue Blops where it’s virtually impossible to snipe, so everyone ends up with automatic weapons.  If the sniper rifle is usable, it does at least add alot more variety to an online game, instead of everyone running round UMPs and Fama’s.  Nothing against those weapons, I love ‘em, it’s just nice to have some variety.  At least in MW2 I have a sniper class, whereas in Black Ops I don’t because I can’t use the Sniper rifle in Black Ops, even though I never quick scope and don’t know how to :/  And I know I’m not the only one, there are barely any snipers in Black Ops last time I played.

    • diego peixoto

      philip your right people shouldnt get pissed over one small thing that they could they with with the sniper when they could get quickscoped hardscoped noscope this is a other way to get creative and spiece up the game. it will get boring doing something again and again. i like the ump45 but going around and only killing people with power house guns when you could try something new and improve at all areas.

      PS. to you people that get pissed when u get quickscoped try to qs yourself and get other people pissed. wait most people dont get pissed cause it is normal to die unless the guy clear gets 1 bullet kills and no miss and 0 deaths thats a different case because those are hackers.

    • diego peixoto

      philip your right people shouldnt get pissed over one small thing that they could they with with the sniper when they could get quickscoped hardscoped noscope this is a other way to get creative and spiece up the game. it will get boring doing something again and again. i like the ump45 but going around and only killing people with power house guns when you could try something new and improve at all areas.

      PS. to you people that get pissed when u get quickscoped try to qs yourself and get other people pissed. wait most people dont get pissed cause it is normal to die unless the guy clear gets 1 bullet kills and no miss and 0 deaths thats a different case because those are hackers.

  • http://twitter.com/project1x Philip

    I honestly don’t care.  Yes, it is annoying sometimes when you get quick scoped; it’s also annoying when when you get knifed…it’s part of the game.  Well, it might be an exploit but I’ve never been killed from it enough to find it annoying: unlike something like the n00b tube.  But even then, if people n00b tube I’d shout, and switch to my own noob tube :)
     
    The problem with removing it is you gimp the weapon and make it useless.  Cue Blops where it’s virtually impossible to snipe, so everyone ends up with automatic weapons.  If the sniper rifle is usable, it does at least add alot more variety to an online game, instead of everyone running round UMPs and Fama’s.  Nothing against those weapons, I love ‘em, it’s just nice to have some variety.  At least in MW2 I have a sniper class, whereas in Black Ops I don’t because I can’t use the Sniper rifle in Black Ops, even though I never quick scope and don’t know how to :/  And I know I’m not the only one, there are barely any snipers in Black Ops last time I played.

  • http://twitter.com/project1x Philip

    I honestly don’t care.  Yes, it is annoying sometimes when you get quick scoped; it’s also annoying when when you get knifed…it’s part of the game.  Well, it might be an exploit but I’ve never been killed from it enough to find it annoying: unlike something like the n00b tube.  But even then, if people n00b tube I’d shout, and switch to my own noob tube :)
     
    The problem with removing it is you gimp the weapon and make it useless.  Cue Blops where it’s virtually impossible to snipe, so everyone ends up with automatic weapons.  If the sniper rifle is usable, it does at least add alot more variety to an online game, instead of everyone running round UMPs and Fama’s.  Nothing against those weapons, I love ‘em, it’s just nice to have some variety.  At least in MW2 I have a sniper class, whereas in Black Ops I don’t because I can’t use the Sniper rifle in Black Ops, even though I never quick scope and don’t know how to :/  And I know I’m not the only one, there are barely any snipers in Black Ops last time I played.

  • Anonymous

    It is making a return, alongside more functional snipers–fourzerotwo already confirmed it on Reddit. Not what if. Not rumored. It’s confirmed.

    The lack of quick-scoping and terrible hit detection in Black Ops leaves us wanting the old MW and MW2. With the recent patch lag has been significantly reduced, but due to it connections are all out of sync with hit detection–it’s not always about where you are that you shoot, and you’ll get clipped inside buildings from bullets sent a half a second ago. People with better connections and hosts, instead of getting some form of leeway, end up getting the short end of the stick and I have dozens of kills in one single game saved in Theater Mode that severely abuse the lack of hit detection in this recent patch.

    Knowing IW, they’ll deliver on the content they’ve given us for so long–a functional, fun multiplayer experience. Nothing groundbreaking, just something that keeps millions of people entertained.

  • Big Daddy

    Who says Treyarch removed quick scoping in Black Ops? People still do that sh**

  • Hanzo Hasashi

    Yeah actually, some people do quickscope quite well in Black Ops. Although i find it really frustrating just due to the horrible hit detection. The scope will be around a foot to your right, yet the white hit cross comes up and you die. Fix the hit detection and although quick scoping will still annoy me (because come on, running around bringing a sniper rifle up to fire in a hurry is very unrealistic) at least i won’t feel ripped off by lazy programming. While i’m at it, anyone else get annoyed throwing a flash bang, seeing your enemy covering their eyes with their gun pointing at the ground firing, only to die and the replay shows their gun pointed straight at you? How about some consistency between what i see the character’s model doing and what they see on screen?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Severs/100000390210418 Jack Severs

    quick scoping is alot of bull and i dont think it should be allowed. makes the game unfair if youv got one guy running around having 20 to 30 kills practically cheating. its not real gameing skill

    • clyve collier

      and people like you are stupid motherfuckers and should get better

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      I think it does take skill to quickscope, it’s just incredibly unrealistic to run around with a sniper rifle and beat guys carrying fully automatic weapons. Just poor game design unfortunately. Snipers are meant to stay hidden. Rather than remove quickscoping from MW3, i’d prefer if they removed the ability to be alive in real life for the moron who decided to abuse you for having an opinion.

  • parkerwvsp

     im am parkorwv i am very much into “QS” i think it brings the game more youtube views and the deal about qs not taking any skill that is absurd it is ten times harder to qs than to sprey with an ak47 or noob tube  that is what is bull crap it is very easy to launch a grenade across the map with 1 man army and getting a nuke (mw2) that is what takes no skill and on bo it took even more skill with the patch of it and we still were able to do it i think is iw takes qs off mw3 alot of people wil not be playing the game so all of you noob tuber and sprayers if they have it you will have another thing comeing  

  • Ass

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  • FaZeClan

    FaZe Temperrr here, I am so stoked for quickscoping.

  • Nite

    I dare people that hate on quickscoping to even try it. Bet they can’t land more than one shot in one life.

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