Huge Akimbo nerf coming to MW3 tonight, fixes FMG advantage

By Posted 26 Jan 2012, 13:45

Recently title update 1.08 was rolled out to Modern Warfare 3, you can see a full list of changes here, but what was most noticeable was the fact that the Striker had been biffed whilst all other shutguns were buffed. Today Infinity Ward’s community manager has promised a new update which should arrive tonight.

Robert Bowling has confirmed that the fire rate of all Akimbo weapons will soon be decreased by 50%, this change will arrive via a hotfix sometime this evening. You can see the tweet which revealed this news below, as you can see it seems to suggested that the Internet community are the reason such a change has been made.

Expect a 50% decrease to the fire rate of all Akimbo weapons in #MW3. We’re doing a hotfix tonight to properly nerf them. Thanks Internet!

We headed over to the Modern Warfare 3 forums to see if we could find the thread which brought on this change, it turns out that Akimbo guns have been a hot topic for a while now (check out this link), especially FMGs, many say that Akimbo guns are hugely unbalanced and too effective – with 72 hours of MW3 behind me I agree with this!

The fact that all Akimbo weapons will now have a 50% decrease in fire rate should hugely change how people configure their classes and thus change gameplay massively. Below we have embedded a video titled “MW3 | Akimbo FMG’s = Easy mode”, as you can see using two FMGs was far too powerful, not to mention that there’s barely any recoil!

We love the fact that Infinity Ward are listening to consumer feedback and making changes accordingly. What else would you like to see changed? Are you happy with the Akimbo nerf? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Winston-Perez/100001599353561 Winston Perez

    two seconds into this video i realized its not the guns damage or fire rate that’s the problem
    its the accuracy of the akimbo weapon!!! akimbo weapons have been around and not many people liked to use it as an attachment because of how inacurate it is…. i look at this and compare it to MW2 akimbo and i think making it weaker is a mistake. adjust the accuracy and you wont see anyone using akimbo anymore. * you know the good old days when you could squeeze both triggers and hit everything around your target

    • killer duhh

      Then kids are going too spray with them lol duhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Making it less powerful will fix everything this is Mw3 not Mw2 goshhhh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Winston-Perez/100001599353561 Winston Perez

    two seconds into this video i realized its not the guns damage or fire rate that’s the problem
    its the accuracy of the akimbo weapon!!! akimbo weapons have been around and not many people liked to use it as an attachment because of how inacurate it is…. i look at this and compare it to MW2 akimbo and i think making it weaker is a mistake. adjust the accuracy and you wont see anyone using akimbo anymore. * you know the good old days when you could squeeze both triggers and hit everything around your target

  • Oakleysun

    Sad you have to change a weapon to make people cry less due to getting pwned by them. Ruines peoples play styles and makes me want to start hacking. Just to keep hearing people cry. Just a thought

    • TGX

      So people who develop a playstyle based on developer oversight resort to hacking when the developers fix their mistake?  And people wonder why others look down at them for abusing exploitable mechanics.

  • Seanweshall

    Some people just hate Akimbo straight up. I use a MP7 but ill use them for some easy xp when trying to prestige fast. But people will still assume people use them bc “they cant aim”. Im level 6 prestige and just had a guy cuss me out hard for using them even though he was a 1st prestige running around dome with a snipe rifle. I could care less if people use Akimbo, and if you are a good player, then you could care less too.Akimbo doesnt mean immortal.

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