Modern Warfare 2 to Have Dual Wield

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It was Doc Holliday (sublimely played by Val Kilmer) in the film Tombstone who drunkenly pulled out two guns, declaring to a lone knifed assailant “I got two guns, one for the each of ya.” Considering that whenever I play games I tend to be a little less than sober I thought that a lovely way to segue in to today’s story.

Modern Warfare 2 will, according to Official bloggers FourZeroTwo, feature the ability to dual wield sidearms – Including Desert Eagles. On the one hand, this throws whatever realism they were aiming for completely out the window. On the other, dual wielding makes me feel like such a bad ass that realism hardly matters.

As blogged by FourZeroTwo:

I was presenting a singleplayer mission at the GameCrazy show this morning on stage and happened to walk over a body that had Akimbo (dual wield side arm), therefore the icon for the weapon popped up on screen and the room went crazy with chants demanding I pick it up and use it.

So I did.

Happened to be dual Deagles. Now to calm some initial fears of “OMG! Overpowered!”. Akimbo is limited and balanced, just like EVERYTHING in the game. It’s limited to sidearms, harder to aim than standard and you can’t go ADS (aim down sights) since you have a weapon in each hand; Among other balancing techniques, so don’t freak out before you see it in action.

There’s no word yet on whether dual wielding will be available in multiplayer or not, but that’s inconsequential – It’s almost impossible to camp when you’re pretending to be  Jack Bauer. An increased rate of fire at the cost of decreased accuracy, but with the added advantage of feeling like a goddamned action hero? Sign me up!

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: August 25, 2009

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