Sledgehamer Games is always touting how meticulously it researches its weaponry and future technology scenarios for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. You would think that in a game that strives for as much realism as possible, given the setting, snipers who can quickly aim and score a kill using a “quick-scope” technique wouldn’t fit in. And it looks like Sledgehammer agrees.
In a recent interview with New Zealand’s 3 News, Sledgehammer Games Co-Founder Michael Condrey stopped short of saying Sledgehammer will eliminate the quick scope. But it sure sounds like they’re nerfing snipers and making it tougher to pull off.
Condrey said it’s tough to prohibit quick-scoping when there are competing definitions of what it is, but he said Advanced Warfare seeks a balance between classes and that snipers won’t have the same quick-draw ability as someone who uses an assault rifle.
“Let me put it this way, sniper classes are not going to be overpowered relative to their peers. The ability to master a sniper rifle and be great at it will be equal to the ability to master any other class. We’ve done some things to make sure snipers are not able to take advantage of their properties – for example, there are attachments based on weapon classes that are specific. The ability to quick-draw with an assault rifle is important, but you don’t want to have the ability to quick-draw with a sniper rifle because that lends itself to being a faster, quick-scope model. We spent a lot of time trying to focus on it so I think sniper class players will find that it’s a really rewarding experience, but it won’t be over-powered relative to their peers,” Condrey said.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is out Nov. 4 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Windows.
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