Modern Warfare 3 made many significant changes to the multiplayer from Modern Warfare 2, and among them was the increase in TTK. While initially it was praised, some players are now pointing out the indirect issues brought about by the changes.
Right from the beta of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, fans praised Sledgehammer Games for making much-requested changes to the multiplayer gameplay, like the addition of mechanics like slide canceling and longer TTK.
Season 1 continued to bring even more, with guns and maps that quickly became favorites for many players. No matter the changes and additions, players will, however, use guns that can kill the fastest. And with TTK longer than usual, plenty will lean towards one-shot weapons like snipers.
Many players are now finding the constant use of one-shot weapons annoying. Reddit user Jolbertti pointed that out and said that most competitive lobbies are filled with one-shot users.
Plenty of players agreed, “This is probably my biggest gripe with the game at the moment” and some also suggested potential solutions, saying it’s “What y’all signed up for by asking for slower TTKs. Same issue [Black Ops Cold War] had. Should maybe give them more flinch. Most quickscoping sniper builds are fine [because] the a** attachments hurt flinch.”
Many others pointed out that it’s down to longer TTK in Modern Warfare 3, explaining “Long TTK is slow and boring so anything that can 1 shot will get used more.” Some, meanwhile, didn’t think it was much of a problem and was necessary: “Snipers are the counter to the crazy players jumping and sliding all over the place with movement settings set to 10.”
Another user said other guns are still good to counter these one-shot guns, “I mean, I do get a good amount of snipers in search, but the majority of the games I’m in are still just a bunch of sweats using the MCW and beaming everybody half the time.”
While it is unlikely that devs will address the TTK concerns raised, Modern Warfare 3’s meta keeps changing and there will be guns that will be competitive despite not being one-shot.