It seems some of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s weapons have extremely high recoil or extremely far range, affecting a handful of rifles and one particular shotgun.
According to YouTuber E-Roc, three guns have exponentially higher recoil when crouching than standing: the Kilo 141 assault rifle, the M-13 assault rifle, and the MP-5 submachine gun. When compared to the plethora of other guns tested, E-Roc found that these three guns in particular become more inaccurate when crouched. “I want you to keep in mind the M-13, the Kilo 141, and the MP-5 because for these guns, I think, the recoil pattern is broke. It needs to be fixed,” E-Roc says. “I would honestly recommend you not to use these guns … until they fix it, at least. Just don’t use them.” E-Roc notes that the weapons haven’t been modified in Modern Warfare’s Gunsmith.”
An Activision blog post says the standing position is a gun’s baseline-level of accuracy. “Accuracy while standing is the baseline accuracy for any weapon, so consider that when choosing between weapons for a loadout.” The post later confirms crouching affords you an accuracy boost. “In a crouch, your Operator gets an accuracy boost and recoil reduction bonus.”
Polygon reports that one specific shotgun, the double-barreled 725, has very unusual behavior. It dishes out an exceptional amount of damage already, typically dropping enemies in the first of its two shots. However, with some extra attachments like an extended barrel and an upgrade called a “monolithic suppressor,” the 725 shotgun can mimic the game’s best sniper rifles.
Developer Infinity Ward has recently implemented a new update for the first-person shooter, which includes numerous fixes and tweaks, the removal of all battle chatter, changing the sounds of footsteps, and more.
In our Modern Warfare review-in-progress, we said, “The pitfalls of Spec Ops don’t detract from what Modern Warfare does well. Realism mode is an excellent addition to the slate, and although not all the new multiplayer modes are great, Gunfight and the Night Vision playlist are refreshing standouts. And while the campaign ends up playing it safe in the end, it’s still a memorable one, and it lays a strong foundation for where the Modern Warfare series could go from here.” The review and score, which concluded with a 7/10, will be updated once we test multiplayer on live servers and spend more time with the Spec Ops mode.