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MW3 Claymores vs. Bouncing Bettys – strategies confirmed

If you have played previous Call of Duty games such as World at War, Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops you will probably have notice that Claymores do not seem to be as effective as Bouncing Bettys – well when setting up you class on Modern Warfare 3 both will be on offer – however if you thought that Bouncing Bettys would be the obvious choice, think again.

Back in November 2009 we asked our readers whether they disliked Modern Warfare 2’s Claymores, the general feeling seemed to be that Claymores are less likely to kill an enemy than Bettys, but correct placement can be key and the explosion can at least be a form of early warning. Claymores only affect the area they’re facing which is nowhere near as good as Bouncing Bettys and their 360 degree area of destruction, also Bouncing Bettys are harder to spot than Claymores (unless certain perks are used) – all in all it looks like Bouncing Bettys have the edge, keep reading and your opinion may change.

Prior to a recent tweet from Modern Warfare 3’s community manager, FourZeroTwo, we thought that Bouncing Bettys would be the obvious choice, but this may not necessarily be the case. Someone tweeted FourZeroTwo saying “Bouncing Betty’s seem overpowered in #MW3, being impossible to see and having a 360° kill view. Claymores become useless” – below is the response this got:

You can go prone the moment you hear the sound and avoid any damage if you’re quick enough. Everything has a strategy to it.

To our knowledge this is the first time such a strategy has ever been in included in a COD game and once mastered it may become very useful indeed, previously we confirmed that MW3 will not let you dive to prone which would have been a great way of combating Bouncing Bettys, but we are at least happy to hear that Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games were wise enough to see that Bouncing Bettys were overpowered and have done something to change this.

Apparently in MW3 Bouncing Bettys will be thrown instead of planted, if you check out video below you will see that the explosion takes place much higher than in World at War – which goes to show why the duck and cover method will be so effective.

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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