Thursday, September 15, 2011
Modern Warfare 3 Perks Preview
Time to start planning your classes, as Modern Warfare 3's perk list is floating around the Internet and looks like the developers have been trying to strike a balance between Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2.
Many sites feature lists similar to the one at MW3Elite.com and gamers everywhere are leaping for joy at the death of the Commando lunge and One Man Army tubing (personal opinion: gamers below age 12 will now actually have to learn to aim and shoot). This is good news to many, especially when combined with the news that the Tactical Nuke is not on the list of pointstreaks (the revamped killstreak system).
In other good news, COD4 perk Overkill is making a return in the latest installment and (if the reports are true) Overkill Pro seems to be a very useful by giving the secondary weapon two attachments. Also, Hardline is getting a face lift to counterbalance the frustrating effects of assists and "killstealers" by counting every two assists as one kill.
All in all, Modern Warfare 3 seems to be seeking out a more balanced approach to the perks system than its predecessor. Moreover, the absence of the Stopping Power perk makes it seem like developers are trying to facilitate a much more varied landscape for players as they enter the digital fray. There is still enough time for things to change between now and Modern Warfare 3's November 8th release date, though it seems equal parts improbable and impractical.