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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is literally weeks away now and last month we asked a question that thousands of you multiplayer fanatics were thinking - Will there be Quick Scoping in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

Quick Scoping in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - we have your answer!

Quick Scoping will not be illegal or eradicated from the multilayer game but it will be tamed even further than it was in ghosts. As with the previous Call of Duty releases, Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey says the studio is taking steps to reduce the quick scoping tactic in Advanced Warfare. Sledgehammer's focus for multiplayer is ensuring that skill, not an "overpowered create-a-class," will determine the outcome of online battles, so that someone who's perfected playing as a sniper will be on equal footing with other players who have developed comparable skills with assault rifles or shotguns.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

"Sniper classes are not going to be overpowered relative to their peers. The ability to master a sniper rifle and be great at it will be equal to the ability to master any other class," he told New Zealand's 3 News.

"We've done some things to make sure snipers are not able to take advantage of their properties—for example, there are attachments based on weapon classes that are specific. The ability to quick-draw with an assault rifle is important, but you don't want to have the ability to quick-draw with a sniper rifle because that lends itself to being a faster, quick-scope model."

The addition of exoskeletons will also be a balancing factor.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

"I'm sure people will get really proficient with snipers, but you've got more ways to move and can move faster than ever before," Condrey said. "Catching a person in the air with a sniper rifle, I think that will be very challenging, but very satisfying."

What is Quick Scoping?

In essence Quick scoping is the act of zooming in or "aiming down the sights" with a sniper rifle and firing almost immediately after.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The term became really famous/infamous with the Call of Duty series, but the action itself goes way back to early FPS like CounterStrike. Sniper rifles do full damage, but were terribly inaccurate unless scoped. As soon as you hit the "aim" button the accuracy immediately became perfect, so staying in scope (known as "hardscoping") wasn't needed.

It is basically a way of taking down an enemy with one bullet rather than 20. It is certainly very tricky business however. i will run you through the basic process. I will share some COD wisdom with you.

Here is Quick Scoping in action in Call of Duty Ghosts. Made by our fearless leader (and Editor)

For all the tips and tricks on how to Quick Scope in Call of Duty, click here now.

So, What are your thoughts on this revaluation? Personally i am furious that again they are trying to stifle my riffle. It is a genuinely hard thing to do and takes hours upon hours, death streak upon death streak to master. It's a Sniper Riffle it's sole purpose in life is to kill with one shot! But that's just me. Comment below!


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