FPS game developers love playing around with the weapons and changing the metas. A lot of times, these changes go wrong and some weapons end up being more powerful than expected. On the other hand, some changes render weapons useless. Popular franchise Call of Duty often faces a similar dilemma.
Players usually don’t concern themselves with the weaker weapons. It is the powerful metas that worry them. Moreover, the effect of such weapons is especially disastrous to competitive players. Teams often exploit these powerful weapons instead of using their skills. Countering them becomes difficult for those who want to compare skill.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players have found themselves in a similar situation with one of the shotguns in the game. The gun is so imbalanced that players have been asking Infinity Ward to nerf it for a long time now.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 725 shotgun needs a sixth nerf
Call of Duty pro Marksman, from Counter Logic Gaming, has joined the list of people frustrated by the 725 shotgun in Modern Warfare. The gun has been the most powerful one in multiplayer modes since a year now.
Marksman recently tweeted about Infinity Ward’s efforts towards nerfing the 725. He mentioned how the developers have tried and failed to nerf the gun 5 times already. Alas, the gun remains imbalanced as ever.
I love that the 725 has been nerfed 5 times and is still the best shotgun in SnD.
I don’t think there’s been any larger failure in the history of CoD to balance a weapon.
— CLG Marksman (@Marksman) November 1, 2020
Marksman’s exact words on the issue were, “I don’t think there’s been any larger failure in the history of CoD to balance a weapon.” There is no better way to describe the situation.
People have tried to identify the reasons that make the gun so powerful. Some believe that it’s the sawed-off barrel that provides extra mobility to the gun as well as its ability to kill enemies in one shot, which makes it so powerful.
A lot of casual players think that it is easy to counter the 725. However, professional players know that if used right, it is next to impossible to win gunfights against it.
Therefore, the pros more than anyone will be hopeful that Infinity Ward can get the nerf right the sixth time. It will be absolutely necessary keeping in mind all further competitive Call of Duty tournaments.