With another Modern Warfare game already rumored to be on the horizon, Activision is currently planning another update for the current version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The shoot-em-up classic has been getting quite a response in the press, with some hailing it as the greatest video game incarnation the series has offered yet. Still others have coined it a cynical and politically incorrect entry in the war franchise.
Developer Infinity Ward Co-director of multiplayer gaming, Joe Cecot announced that the series is currently planning to undergo new update features for the 725 shotgun that should address the weapon's functionality at further distances.
Now that the new patch has been released, players have found that the range of the gun itself has been completely reduced from what it was originally.
This is the newly nerfed 725 spec'd for range. You can definitely notice a difference but I'm not 100% that it's enough to discourage the kind fo rampant use we're seeing now. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/paNnnw5CuM
— Hutch (@hutchinson) November 9, 2019
Still, many fans wonder if the nerf is enough. The 725 is sometimes too effective at range, Cecot said. While the shotgun has been a fan favorite, having it at too high a power level is something that will slow the game down in the long run. Especially if it continues to have such tremendous power from a distance.
The 725 is a break-action shotgun that carries only two rounds. It's also not a standard shotgun. The weapon has a cylindrical choke that keeps the projectile spread tight. This is what makes the 725 effective at long ranges unlike other, more standard shotguns.
In another tweet, Cecot said Infinity Ward is being careful to make sure that whatever changes it plans for the 725 do not impact the "soul" of the weapon. He also confirmed that Infinity Ward has no plans to simply remove the 725 from the game.
"No," he simply said, regarding that possibility.
Modern Warfare launched at the end of October, and it generated $600 million in revenue right away. The game is expected to sell as many as 27 million copies this quarter, and it will bring in even more money when the first Battle Pass launches in December.
In other Call of Duty news, the Call of Duty Mobile game is racing up the charts with more than 140 million downloads and $50 million in revenue over its first month. It's looking to be a good year for the FPS classic.