Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 3, Robert Bowling has just tweeted to announce that all Akimbo weapons in MW3 are having their fire rate decreased by 50% alongside release notes for the 1.08 update.
An update will be released tonight for all the platforms to apply the changes.
The update / patch notes are as follows:
“Networking enhancements, Theater improvements and fixes, Further improvements to “Host Disadvantage” / “Lag Comp”, Increased speed of YouTube uploads from 32k to 256k, Nerf to all Akimbo weapons (reduced fire rate), Shotgun re-balance (Slight nerf to Striker, slight buff to all other shotguns), Fix that prevents some users from not receiving their prestige token after prestiging, fix stat bug that retains “games played” stat across prestiges.”
Many users have been complaining about the use of Akimbo weapons in lots of Call of Duty games. Many argue that it requires no skill and little aiming at all to run around and spam two weapons, basically spraying and praying!
Similar to how grenade launchers were always complained about before Modern Warfare 3, the Akimbo weapons were thought of as overpowered. As I’m sure you’ve noticed though, in Modern Warfare 3 the grenade launchers have been seriously nerfed and you’ll find it hard to kill an enemy with full health with a single shot.
The original tweet is as follows:
Expect a 50% decrease to the fire rate of all Akimbo weapons in #MW3. We’re doing a hotfix tonight to properly nerf them. Thanks Internet!
Other fixes such as the lag compensation which has now been patch multiple times is a problem that has plagued MW3 for a while now so hopefully it will have been fixed once and for all with this patch.
(Note: TU8 is currently available on Xbox Live and is in certification on Playstation 3. It will be out shortly on all platforms soon.)
The PS3 version of the 1.08 patch was released slight later and the following is included: “The latest #MW3 title update for @PlayStation goes live at 2AM. Includes improved voice chat quality, theater fixes, weapon rebalances.”
Check out the list below for a list of fixes that are still in development and will be released sometime in the future:
“Further improvements to the Spawn system
Improvement to PS3 Mic Quality. Fixed!
HD Video Uploads on PS3
Default :30 Round Start timer for System Link only, while looking into adjustable timer for System Link games for Competitive Play.
Options to allow System Link players to ‘unlock all’ for competitive play in System Link only.”