Ah, campers. Thought Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 would be the game where you shine like the brightest star in the heavens, eh? Sending bullets raging through unknowing heads while you crouch quietly on rooftops? Find another game, then, because according to the game’s co-developer Sledgehammer, the Modern Warfare 3 wasn’t designed to accommodate campers.
That’s what Sledgehammerâ€™s Michael Condrey told OXM. He said: “I think that the person who plays the sniper on a team can have a ton of fun, but one of the biggest criticisms you always hear is about campers, right? We donâ€™t want to emphasise that dynamic so much that the other people in that engagement arenâ€™t having fun. We have less verticality in our maps, there are less camping points.
And so the challenge for snipers is to hang back on the perimeter or the periphery and pick people off â€“ the maps arenâ€™t set up to really capitalise on that, by intention. Unlike other games, where youâ€™re going to be sniped from across the map by a guy you canâ€™t even see, and then respawn and youâ€™ve got to run for five minutes to get back to the battle, right? Thatâ€™s not the Modern Warfare 3 method. This is about getting you in the action, youâ€™re pulling the trigger fast, you know what I mean? Thatâ€™s the essence of it.”