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Type 95 too powerful in MW3, banned from some tournaments

When I first started playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 online it took me a while to find a weapon which I felt truly comfortable with, I’m not one for Sniping or Shotguns, therefore I tend to try out the Sub Machine Gun and Assault Rifle offerings and that’s when I settled with the Type 95. At the time there wasn’t much talk of this being an overpowered weapon, but lately we have been lots of complaints of this on Twitter.

The Type 95 is a 3-round burst Assault Rifle which players unlock at level 32, combining this with certain class configurations and attachments can make this a very formidable weapon, I was beginning to think I was getting good at the game, then began hearing reports suggesting that this gun is deemed too powerful by many hardcore gamers. If you head over to you can see that a cash tournament is taking place on Saturday and the only gun which is not allowed is the Type 95.

Back in mid-December Infinity Ward rolled out a title update for MW3, one aspect of this update addressed the Type 95’s hipspread, but it looks like the developers saw no problem with the weapon’s power. As a gamer who loves using the Type 95 it is somewhat counter-productive to complain about it being too good, but I’m sick of people moaning about its strength, instead I would like to see it more balanced so when I get a kill with it it’s because of my skill nothing to do with it being better than other guns.

Below we have added a few tweets from Twitter users called Ello_Peanut, Juicetra and MLGDrAGoNz – these sum up what is said in many Xbox Live lobbies:

– Type 95 assault rifle is too tough in MW3
– @fourzerotwo 1st pack: #MW3 fixed spawns, nerfed akimbo fmg9’s, lag compensation, type 95 damage. Just RT for a chance to win.
– If you use the Type 95 DO NOT ask me to join you or attempt to join me. You are a scrub by definition, Thank You!

For the time being I am going to stick with the AK 47 to avoid complaints from fellow gamers, but while I am here I think that the UMP45 seems overpowered like it was in MW2, do you agree?

What’s your opinion of the Type 95?

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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The type 95 is (IRL) configured in two calibers. Assuming 5.56 configuration, it fires the EXACT same round as the M4, M16, Scar L and half of the other assault rifles. The ACR in 6.8SPC should substantially outpower a 5.56 rifle, but it takes just as many hits in core as the M4. Nevermind the spectacularly nerfed 40 mm and 20 mm grenades fired by the 203 and XM25. Not even gonna start on the shotguns, which seem to have been turned into some kind of sub-orbital death ray. For cryin out loud-it’s just a freaking shotgun. 40 yards and… Read more »


I agree with Steve.  Its a 3 round burst for a reason.  Put a silencer on the weapon and it because useless long  range and almost useless in close quarters.  The only thing that needs buffing up is the shotguns, I shouldn’t have to level them to 30 to get the proper damage of a shotgun. It should not take 3 shots up close to take someone out. 2 max if at all. Take that level proficiency out and put something like range or something. SRSLY


Why is it a problem with some guns being better then others? That’s how it is in real life. If all guns are equal then why must you wait to unlock certain guns in later levels. Don’t balance the guns by making them equal in overall usage. Base them on the actual guns. Why would a .357 mag in a shorter barrel have more power then a long barrel .44 mag? To balance things out? Some guns are better or more useful in certain situations, that’s just the way it is.


I dont think it needs to be fixed at all. Plenty of times ive used type 95 and had to pull the trigger 3-4 times to get a kill.


I agree that the type 95 needs to be nerves a little but no too much, otherwise it becomes useless. Also the m16 needs to be buffed massively. It takes 6-9 shots to kill which is way too much for a 3 burst rifle

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