Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MW2 Dual-Wielding Details (Not New Perk) #MW2

As many of you know, 402 recently divulged the fact that dual-wielded pistols would make an appearance in Modern Warfare 2. What we didn't know were the details or even if our hands would be full of pistols in multiplayer.

Now we have more details thanks to a few posts on the official IW forums. These details include the fact that dual-wielding will be a multiplayer feature, it will be limited to sidearms, and you will not be able to aim down the sights while dual-wielding.

Akimbo is NOT the perk in the new MP trailer this week.

I was presenting a singleplayer mission at the GameCrazy show this morning on stage and happened to walk over a body that had Akimbo (dual wield side arm), therefore the icon for the weapon popped up on screen and the room went crazy with chants demanding I pick it up and use it.

So I did.

Happened to be dual Deagles. Now to calm some initial fears of "OMG! Overpowered!". Akimbo is limited and balanced, just like EVERYTHING in the game. It's limited to sidearms, harder to aim than standard and you can't go ADS (aim down sights) since you have a weapon in each hand; Among other balancing techniques, so don't freak out before you see it in action.

It's cool.

I promise you though, we're not going sci-fi or completely changing what Modern Warfare is all about. It's still about the fast paced, infantry focused combat that we all love. We don't have jetpacks and shields. Once you play the game with all the new perks, attachments, weapons, killstreaks, features, gear, and other surprises it all comes together perfectly.

I plan to back that up with plenty of MP videos and details as we get closer to launch, the latest one coming out this week so you're up to speed on what to expect on November 10th.

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  1. At least that's settled... But I still think there will be n00bs with it.

  2. I think it could be a fun thing to try, assuming you can easily ditch the dual pistols and go back to your rifle.

    If a sniper gets a kill and then grabs an extra pistol, that sniper just got a little bit more dangerous when moving from sniping point to sniping point. That's one example; I'm sure there are more.

  3. The fact that you can't aim bothers me. I am pretty good with my side arm and use it quite often. I will see come Nov 11