It has already gotten to a point with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 that people are starting to get fed up with quick-scoping. Not that they weren’t already pre-pissed off about the idea of one of the most over-hyped and sensationalized playstyles in the Call of Duty world (quick-scoping has been around since the game’s inception).
For those of us that played Call of Duty 2 on the 360 (oh, the good ol’ days before leaderboards) sniping was the only real weapon to use. Why? Simply because it was one shot = one kill… and that was great, to a point.
Now we are experiencing something in Modern Warfare games especially annoying. Quick-Scoping has taken the hearts and minds of silly teenagers all over the YouTube Universe. While I will be the first to admit that I find these videos of people quick-scoping to be kind of entertaining; I must also digress that it isn’t difficult to do (with a little bit of practice and the right ‘perk’ settings).
Just Tell Me How To Do It!
Okay! Fine, you want to know how to quick-scope? You first have to make changes to your Custom Sniper Class. This revolves around your ‘perks’ and will be focused on your weapon quickness rather than your character quickness.
Perk 1 = Sleight Of Hand – Reload faster + Faster weapon swapping
Perk 2 = Quickdraw – Faster aim down sights + Faster animation of using equipment and throwing grenade
Perk 3 = Marksman – ID target from range + Longer hold breath on scoped weapons
Perk 3 = Steady Aim – Increased hip fire accuracy + Faster aim down sight while sprinting
The Action of Quick Scoping
If you are looking this up and reading the article, chances a re good that you have seen the basic fundamentals in action. The real ‘trick’ to this silly strategy is using the AIM ASSIST. MW3, by default has aim-assist turned on. This means that if an enemy goes past your cross-hair it will automatically move (very slightly) towards that enemy. This is where these ‘pro’ snipers get their not so impressive help.
3 Simple Steps
1 – See and ‘center’ the enemy on your screen
2 – Pull the left trigger quickly to get more zoomed in and trigger aim assist
3 – Shoot your weapon with the right trigger quickly BEFORE you have completely zoomed in. (This is the most important step, because it actually gives you that ability to catch the cross hairs directly on the enemy as aim-assist is also trying to help you.)
In The Future
Our next few videos are going to have a focus on some of the things that happen in Modern Warfare 3 and how to do them or avoid them at your own risk or peril. For you noobs out there, this site and YouTube Channel have been dedicated to you from day one. If you have questions, please comment on our entries here shoot us a tweet! Always here to help and we know you are reading! So, please do the manly thing and ask for some gaming direction.