Follow

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Game » consists of 14 releases. Released Nov 08, 2011

    The last installment of the Modern Warfare trilogy brings World War 3 to the world of Call of Duty. While the U.S., British, and French armed forces try to push back the Russian invasion, the disavowed Task Force 141 begin their hunt for international terrorist Vladimir Makarov.

    What is your position on Quickscoping?

    Avatar image for hairymike87
    HairyMike87

    1219

    Forum Posts

    336

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 4

    User Lists: 4

    #1  Edited By HairyMike87

    I personally don't understand why they need to please the 1% who enjoy doing it. I mean look at this. This clearly shows that it is easy to abuse the system to pull off these kills while using a gun that is not meant for close range. If they wanted to make a game that was fast paced and gun on gun, why not just take out snipers all together?

    Avatar image for peasantabuse
    PeasantAbuse

    5098

    Forum Posts

    256

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #2  Edited By PeasantAbuse

    I don't care, they're easy to kill and every once in a while I'll quickscope myself.

    Avatar image for xdsk
    Xdsk

    278

    Forum Posts

    143

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #3  Edited By Xdsk

    That video was crazy!

    I'm not a fan of quick-scoping as you said it is abusing a game mechanic, but if the devs recognise this and dont address the issue there is nothing that can be done about it.

    Also snipers do that in real life yo!

    Avatar image for viciousreiven
    ViciousReiven

    983

    Forum Posts

    46

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #4  Edited By ViciousReiven

    If it were up to me I'd remove all forms of instakill weapons from online shooters so you actually have to get a fucking headshot.

    Avatar image for marz
    Marz

    6096

    Forum Posts

    755

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 5

    User Lists: 11

    #5  Edited By Marz

    too much aim assist imo, at least the console versions. 

    Avatar image for somejerk
    SomeJerk

    4077

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #6  Edited By SomeJerk

    It's exploiting a weakness in the system. Which is exploiting a weakness in the system.
     
    If the devs got on their backs and waggled their tails to the community then congrats to those who like playing with quickscope kills only.
     
    The rest of you are welcome to another game with a three in it.

    Avatar image for ericdrum
    ericdrum

    433

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #7  Edited By ericdrum

    I hate quick scoping. I just don't like the concept of someone using a sniper rifle as a close range weapon. I know the game isn't real, but there's this layer of reality that I want to exist and the quick scoping just tears that reality down for me.

    Avatar image for laserbolts
    laserbolts

    5506

    Forum Posts

    4

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #8  Edited By laserbolts
    @ViciousReiven

    If it were up to me I'd remove all forms of instakill weapons from online shooters so you actually have to get a fucking headshot.

    Thank god you don't make games then.
    Avatar image for viciousreiven
    ViciousReiven

    983

    Forum Posts

    46

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #9  Edited By ViciousReiven

    @laserbolts said:

    @ViciousReiven

    If it were up to me I'd remove all forms of instakill weapons from online shooters so you actually have to get a fucking headshot.

    Thank god you don't make games then.

    I know right? The industry would crash from everyone only ever buying my games and nothing else.

    Avatar image for d0tti
    D0tti

    803

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #10  Edited By D0tti

    I don't mind or care to be honest. And that didn't seem like it was as "quick" as it was for MW2(and I should know I played it couple off days ago with my cousin and he used it..). So yeah, and as someone else here mentions its really not that hard to kill them, especially if you have a shotgun(like spas-12).

    Avatar image for privateirontfu
    PrivateIronTFU

    3858

    Forum Posts

    2

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #11  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

    I don't get how it works, to be honest. How does quickscoping mean automatic kill? I seriously don't know why that's effective?

    Avatar image for jelekeloy
    jelekeloy

    469

    Forum Posts

    92

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 3

    #12  Edited By jelekeloy

    I think it's a lot of fun and isn't as big a deal as people make it out to be.

    Avatar image for deactivated-59a31562f0e29
    deactivated-59a31562f0e29

    1212

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    I forgot the title for that video said MW3 almost instantly and thought it was just clips from previous games to show what quickscoping was. I am a grand idiot but that says something

    Avatar image for crimsonnoir
    CrimsonNoir

    430

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 13

    #14  Edited By CrimsonNoir

    Seems like the kind of thing that makes playing online no longer fun. I understand it requires skill, but it reminds me of AWPing in CS.

    Avatar image for evo
    EVO

    4028

    Forum Posts

    20

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 4

    #15  Edited By EVO

    @HairyMike87 said:

    I personally don't understand why they need to please the 1% who enjoy doing it

    The thing is, only 1% of that 1% are actually any good at it.

    Avatar image for sogeman
    Sogeman

    1039

    Forum Posts

    38

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #16  Edited By Sogeman

    It's fine in Cod. If you enjoy that game you shouldn't have a problem with it. The games are already way too arcadey. They should just go all in and make it Quake.

    Avatar image for crixaliz
    Crixaliz

    809

    Forum Posts

    78

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #17  Edited By Crixaliz

    I appreciate Treyarc trying to remove that and to some extent they did.

    I only ran into one, maybe two quickscopers in BlackOps (On PS3, maybe Xbox was a different case).

    Avatar image for ds8k
    ds8k

    433

    Forum Posts

    10

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #18  Edited By ds8k

    I think it's a pathetic exploitation of a game that is already piss easy.

    Avatar image for miningguyx360
    miningguyx360

    385

    Forum Posts

    1617

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 4

    #19  Edited By miningguyx360

    Most people who try to quick scope wind up sucking ass at it. I'll gun them down with my AK-47 while they keep missing shots that could easily be taken with a pistol.

    Avatar image for laserbolts
    laserbolts

    5506

    Forum Posts

    4

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #20  Edited By laserbolts
    @ViciousReiven

    @laserbolts said:

    @ViciousReiven

    If it were up to me I'd remove all forms of instakill weapons from online shooters so you actually have to get a fucking headshot.

    Thank god you don't make games then.

    I know right? The industry would crash from everyone only ever buying my games and nothing else.

    You would destroy the industry with your headshot focused games.
    Avatar image for onemanx
    OneManX

    1728

    Forum Posts

    50

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 4

    User Lists: 6

    #21  Edited By OneManX

    @Sogeman said:

    It's fine in Cod. If you enjoy that game you shouldn't have a problem with it. The games are already way too arcadey. They should just go all in and make it Quake.

    I would be up if they were to call it COD: MW3: Ouake 3: 2

    Avatar image for dirkfunk
    dirkfunk

    175

    Forum Posts

    226

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 0

    #22  Edited By dirkfunk

    Since most people are absolutely awful at it, I don't mind at all.

    I especially like when they try to do tricks (like spinning 720 degrees before firing) and then miss the shot.

    Avatar image for natetodamax
    natetodamax

    19465

    Forum Posts

    65390

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 32

    User Lists: 5

    #23  Edited By natetodamax

    I think it's dumb and people take it way too seriously.

    Avatar image for mano521
    mano521

    1259

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #24  Edited By mano521

    its an exploit and an easy way to get a kill. in cod, all you gotta do is center your screen on a dude and shoot. now at least for assault rifles and any other gun that isnt insta-kill, you gotta be able to follow the guy and account for what little recoil cod has. but with quickscopers, its aim, zoom , shoot, insta-death. i find it stupid and incredibly annoying but hell, you bought the game, play it how you will. just know that you are not getting any respect from me haha

    Avatar image for phantomzxro
    phantomzxro

    1613

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #25  Edited By phantomzxro

    I don't care for it but we will have to see how bad it is in mw3 when it comes out. I don't think the sniper rifle should be used in a manner that makes it work like a shotgun. You should have to look into your sights in order to get that accuracy bonus that sniper rifles have.

    Avatar image for huntad
    huntad

    2432

    Forum Posts

    4409

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 5

    User Lists: 13

    #26  Edited By huntad

    I used to like sniping in games, but then quick scoping came along. I just don't care for it, because it's not how a sniper is supposed to play. In other words, the sniper's role is the complete opposite of running around quick scoping, so it ruins it for me.

    Avatar image for jacdg
    jacdg

    2189

    Forum Posts

    373

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 11

    #27  Edited By jacdg

    @mano521 said:

    its an exploit and an easy way to get a kill. in cod, all you gotta do is center your screen on a dude and shoot.

    Not really, no, if it was that easy, everyone would do it, and everyone would be good at it, that is not the case.

    Avatar image for bobafettjm
    bobafettjm

    2609

    Forum Posts

    830912

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 4

    User Lists: 66

    #28  Edited By bobafettjm

    It requires no more skill than using any other glitch/exploit. Now I don't care a whole lot, but I will usually set people who do it to an avoided player so I don't have to worry about them.

    Avatar image for hawk456
    Hawk456

    153

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #29  Edited By Hawk456

    I suck at it, so sure... take it away... it wont affect me :P but it would be nice to be able to tag players as "jerk" ... just flash it on their screen "somebody thinks you're being a jerk." I popped in Black Ops the other day and there are teams of spawn campers on some maps that ruin the fun.

    Avatar image for deactivated-601df795ee52f
    deactivated-601df795ee52f

    3618

    Forum Posts

    6548

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 1

    It's just how you play. I hate how people act like it's an Olympic Sport.

    Avatar image for tacoboy1986
    Tacoboy1986

    172

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #31  Edited By Tacoboy1986

    Well sir, I don't like it.

    Avatar image for mano521
    mano521

    1259

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #32  Edited By mano521

    @JacDG said:

    @mano521 said:

    its an exploit and an easy way to get a kill. in cod, all you gotta do is center your screen on a dude and shoot.

    Not really, no, if it was that easy, everyone would do it, and everyone would be good at it, that is not the case.

    but it is that easy. since snipers in cod just immediately snap to where the center of your screen was, all thats left is immediately pull the trigger and boom! instakill. once you get a good sense of where your center is, quickscoping is basically getting easy kills. in mw2 (keep in mind this is before i realized mw2's multiplayer was imbalanced garbage) i looked at a killcam of some kid quickscoping me and i got impressed. i decided i would try. then i realized how ridiculously easy it was once you get a few games into it. i started getting AC-130s and whatnot but i felt like a total dickhead. its just an exploit of a poorly designed zoom time.

    Avatar image for tim_the_corsair
    tim_the_corsair

    3053

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #33  Edited By tim_the_corsair

    it was a skill in CS, but MW is already so easy and forgiving that it probably shouldn't exist.

    Avatar image for mkskillz16
    mkskillz16

    146

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #34  Edited By mkskillz16

    I hate the idea of quick-scoping. I mean, a quick-scoper is essentially abusing the aiming model of the game to pull off cheesy kills. I feel like it displays the far too generous auto aim/aiming model as a broken and need to be fixed mechanic because that isn't the way a sniper rifle should behave in a combat scenario. However, I do recognize that it is in the game and is therefore fair play, but that doesn't make me feel okay with it at all. My solution: quitting and/or dashboarding out of the game to do play with people that don't abuse the aiming.

    Avatar image for 234rqsd2323d2
    234r2we232

    3175

    Forum Posts

    2007

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 16

    #35  Edited By 234r2we232

    It's an exploit of the auto-aim, named and branded by kids to deceive themselves and others that they're being skilful rather than cheap.

    But with that said, the fact that it still exists means the developers must know about it and must have decided it isn't a problem. Fine, but I would gladly play in a no sniper/assault rifles playlist to avoid that headache.

    Avatar image for musubi
    musubi

    17515

    Forum Posts

    5650

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 8

    User Lists: 17

    #36  Edited By musubi

    If your not good at it your wasting your time and will get yourself killed quickly.  So honestly It doesn't bother me.

    Avatar image for deathshroud
    Deathshroud

    464

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #37  Edited By Deathshroud

    @ericdrum said:

    I hate quick scoping. I just don't like the concept of someone using a sniper rifle as a close range weapon. I know the game isn't real, but there's this layer of reality that I want to exist and the quick scoping just tears that reality down for me.

    Totally agree

    Avatar image for taliciadragonsong
    TaliciaDragonsong

    8734

    Forum Posts

    2

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 8

    And that's why I don't play CoD online.

    Avatar image for spencertucksen
    SpencerTucksen

    444

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 0

    #39  Edited By SpencerTucksen

    I couldn't care less, really. I do them occasionally, and it works well. It's also quite fair, in my opinion. Others can use grenade launchers, RPGs, and any number of guns to avoid it, and if I miss, I'm almost guaranteed to die against a decent player. It's fair enough to me.

    Avatar image for gutlieb
    Gutlieb

    90

    Forum Posts

    2

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #40  Edited By Gutlieb

    I always try to be standing up while quickscoping, makes my aim better for some reason.

    Avatar image for vanillaplant
    VanillaPlant

    156

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #41  Edited By VanillaPlant

    @PrivateIronTFU said:

    I don't get how it works, to be honest. How does quickscoping mean automatic kill? I seriously don't know why that's effective?

    Sniper Rifles in most FPS games get a massive boost to accuracy, and sometimes damage, when you enter scoped mode to fire. Quickscoping involves very briefly entering scope mode just as you fire so that you get the accuracy boost while still retaining the full fov around you. It basically make a Sniper Rifle effective at any range, given you have the skill to line up the shot without the scope in the first place.

    Avatar image for projektgill
    ProjektGill

    774

    Forum Posts

    1001

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 5

    #42  Edited By ProjektGill

    And so begins the next wave of Call of Duty montages that are overly edited and set to generally crappy music (probably Dubstep as it seems popular this year).

    Avatar image for silenceuk
    SilenceUK

    384

    Forum Posts

    7

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #43  Edited By SilenceUK

    just a cheap ass way to get a kill you didnt earn really its a shame its back but am sure there will be enough of an outcry that it will get patched out again

    Avatar image for darkstar_pug
    Darkstar_Pug

    201

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #44  Edited By Darkstar_Pug

    Well fuck...

    Avatar image for authenticm
    AuthenticM

    4402

    Forum Posts

    12323

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 2

    #45  Edited By AuthenticM

    Why do they allow this shit in multiplayer? Are there really people crappy enough that it warrants putting an auto-aim feature in the game? Seriously, playing a FPS on a console isn't hard.

    Avatar image for shadow
    Shadow

    5360

    Forum Posts

    1463

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 5

    #46  Edited By Shadow

    No shits asked, no shits given

    Avatar image for kenya24
    kenya24

    261

    Forum Posts

    6

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 1

    #47  Edited By kenya24

    I used to not really care that much about quickscopers. I tried it a couple times in CoD4 and MW2 with very limited success.

    However, last night I gave it a shot in MW3... holy cow it's way way easier. I'm concerned in the long term it'll just be stupid quickscoping sniper battles. Even hard scoping is much easier.

    This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.