Submitted by halocursed 1297d ago | video

Shotguns in Modern Warfare 3 are Underpowered

GR - "Shotguns have always been a staple of the Call of Duty series. With their close range and heartstopping firepower, the shotgun has been the go-to weapon for CQB players. Not so with Modern Warfare 3, where they appear to have been severely diminished in stopping power and also range." (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Attached Video
BiggCMan  +   1297d ago
Was the same with all the other games as well, not surprised here that they did no work to them. It's like your slugs disappear after a certain range, like 10 feet, it's retarded. But damn, even point blank range and still didn't kill them what the hell.
#1 (Edited 1297d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
farhad2k8  +   1297d ago
Not the Models!! They have immense range!! I don't know if it's with the 'Range' profficiency, but I got owned by a dude with the shotgun from queit a distance!
SwiftShot  +   1297d ago
Did you play MW2? lol check the Spas 12 damage n tell me its the same let alone most shotguns are 1 hit kills from point blank on MW2.
belal  +   1297d ago
it is better like this, now it's not overpowerd atleast.
BlackTar187  +   1297d ago
yea totally agree.

Get better with your gunplay leave the shotgun 1 shot kills alone.
sublIME2s  +   1297d ago
Yep. I remember playing MW2 against guys just using the AA-12 and just raping everyone with it. Pathetic really
raWfodog  +   1297d ago
But shotguns are supposed to be really devastating at close range so they should leave the one shot kill ability at very close range. Thats how I roll...
moeqawama  +   1297d ago
I agree too... the Spas was insanely overpowered in MW2. You can seriously blast someone from a good 15-20 yards
ThatIrishGamer  +   1297d ago

Fed up of noobs wanting to sprint around with full auto shotguns.

Go play Battlefield and turn on buckshots of you want to snipe using a shotgun.
#3 (Edited 1297d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(8) | Report | Reply
BlackTar187  +   1297d ago
yea the Shotgun in BF is lame.

But that smy only complaint well at the stupid 4 player party system.

COD has way more annoying things then this though
RioKing  +   1297d ago
"COD has way more annoying things then this though"

BlackTar187  +   1296d ago
you serious RIO?

Major lag right now. Small maps way too many nooks and crannies overpowered Kill streaks all guns kill in like 2 shots so the difference is very meaning less on most weapons. I can name more how about levels that for some reason remind me of old levels bullet lag etc.

still enjoy the game and i have only playd like 10-12 rds.
HardCover  +   1297d ago
Huh? real shotguns have SOME range to them man. That's why they use them for skeet shooting and the like.

BF shotguns are only mildly effective at their max distance (like 100 feet...) which is pretty much how it should be. Not a one shot kill at melee, but also not useless at 20 feet away....
brettyd  +   1297d ago
good..you could kill someone with a shotgun from 20 ft away in MW2.
OcularVision  +   1297d ago
and like 200 feet in real life.
dark-hollow  +   1297d ago
Like there is a map big enough to shoot someone from 20 ft :p
ambientFLIER  +   1296d ago
Afghan is more than 20 feet long.
Surfaced  +   1297d ago
First they're overpowered, now underpowered?

haven't played MW3, but based on my MW2 experience, I'm betting the shotguns are perfect now.
cpayne93  +   1297d ago
He shot that one guy from 2 feet away and it didn't kill him, they shouldn't be that underpowered.
baboom223  +   1297d ago
Always have to find something to complain about...
SwiftShot  +   1297d ago
Thats what gamers do. If we wouldn't complain things would never get fixed. You do know that right? THIS IS AMERICA lol
mike_d_  +   1297d ago
You don't want the 500-foot range with 1-hit kills like MW2 had do u? Let's be real here,that's a good thing.
Cosmit  +   1297d ago
Nope. That's Bad Company 2. You could snipe with the damn shotgun.
iMpuTeD  +   1297d ago
shotguns are for scrubs anyway get over it use an actual gun that takes skill.
SwiftShot  +   1297d ago
lmao u can say that for anything, GTFO using words like scrub haha
Innervision  +   1297d ago
Well I don't want to be TOO analytic, but it does seem in most of these cases he didn't hit the enemy with the majority of the pellets from the shot. Personally I seem to find when I am this close and I aim down the sight at whoever I seem to be shooting at, it tends to kill the enemy more often than not.

However if you still find shotguns to still be "underpowered" there is a damage proficiency that unlocks for the weapon at weapon level 28. Just sayin...
Cosmit  +   1297d ago
I tried them out like once or twice. I noticed they were pretty useless. I like using shotguns. It gives me more satisfaction Haha. But its kind of impossible to kill someone before they kill you.
loobtube  +   1297d ago
Lag it be
Ethereal  +   1297d ago
That is perfectly fine with me. All characters are wearing protective gear, it should take two shots for a kill. Although I will say if you are a foot away from the guy he should go down. So far, I don't have an issue with balancing of weapons.
madara0sama  +   1297d ago
Falling 20 feet doing 360 no scope on a foot kills but not point blank shotgun. Yea ok this game is balanced. /$ with the dollar sign.
iMpuTeD  +   1297d ago
No scope? u mean hipfire
csreynolds  +   1297d ago
I won't lie, I was about to slam this article for being another moan, but watching the footage the shotgun's are definitely messed up. I imagine some of it is down to lag, but at close range a one-shot kill should be guaranteed, and for any distance beyond 25 feet two shots+ (with the exception of the 1887s; the gun was designed to kill in one shot over distance).
#16 (Edited 1296d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
ambientFLIER  +   1296d ago
It's funny how 99 out of 100 COD complaints go away if you simply play the game the way it's supposed to be played...Hardcore.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Top 10 JRPGs of All Time

40m ago - JRPGs are a mainstay in the world of video games, and whats not to love? Incredible stories, deep... | PS2

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishim review - ChristCenteredGamer

40m ago - Adol, after yet another shipwreck, finds himself washed up on the shore of the Canaan islands, a... | PSP

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Come celebrate the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron with us on Filmwatch and win cool prizes. | Promoted post

Planets3 Playable Alpha Available For Early Backers

41m ago - Cubical Drift "We wanted to surprise you with the alpha: you will be able to experiment a first p... | PC

Face-Off: Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PS4

42m ago - Digital Foundry: Ultimately, this release left us rather baffled. Aside from the increase in res... | PC

Endless Legend: Guardians Review – Solid Expansion But Should Have Been Included at Launch | COG

42m ago - COG Writes: "The first new expansion for Endless Legend called Guardians features some nice new a... | PC