Call of Duty zeroes in on quick-scoping

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Quick-scoping is the highly effective technique of flicking the scope up on a sniper rifle to make a split-second headshot while maintaining mobility in Call of Duty multiplayer. It allows Ghillie-suited marksmen to run around getting kills like all the other players instead of staying in a position making carefully aimed shots. Quick-scoping has become mandatory for pro players to master even while they complain about its use.

Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin posted on TwitLonger that sniping in Call of Duty: Ghosts will change from previous games. Marksmen players may not be using sniper rifles in the ways they’ve been used before.

“In re-envisioning sniper rifles some aspects, such as sway timing, have changed the way sniper rifles function and so traditional ‘quick-scoping’ has been affected. Is it gone completely? Maybe. It certainly won’t be viable in the way it previously was. Can’t wait for you snipers out there to get your hands on these new sniper rifles and try them out for yourselves.”

The elimination of quick-scoping, while welcome to many players, would likely create a major shake-up in pro league Call of Duty gaming.

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