Legendary pro Call of Duty player Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner has listed some of the changes that developers Infinity Ward can make to Modern Warfare in order to drastically improve the game, at least in his view.
Unlike most other pro Call of Duty players, Scump doesn’t limit his CoD intake to just practices and competitive matches. Over the years, he’s proven to be a big fan of playing public and casual matches, and has built a massive YouTube following on the back of his many popular ‘pub-stomping’ videos.
This is why many players, competitive and casual alike, listen every year when he speaks about what changes the new CoD game needs in order to be better.
By now it’s not much of a secret that the 2017 World Champion isn’t the biggest fan of Modern Warfare, and has criticized several aspects of the game’s multiplayer, especially pertaining to casual games.
He was asked about that during his visit to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, CEO of the Chicago Huntsmen CDL franchise that Scump currently plays for, and he noted some of the things that Infinity Ward could do to make the game better.
“I don’t not like it, but there are a lot of glaring issues that, if fixed, could make it infinitely better,” he explained. “Fix the footsteps indefinitely, they need to nerf the shotgun, first of all. The maps aren’t that great; they’ve added a couple of more maps. Shoot House is pretty fun! They need to keep adding Ground War maps.”
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It comes as no shock that everything Scump listed has, in fact, been what a majority of the player-base has also been complaining about. Despite numerous changes implemented across several updates, footsteps continue to be in a less-than-ideal state.
The shotgun he referred to is the 725, which many agree continues to be the most overpowered gun in the game. In fact, what frustrates players most about the weapon is the fact Infinity Ward have “nerfed” it several times, and yet some are arguing it’s even more powerful than before.
As for the maps, they’ve been heavily criticized by competitive and casual players alike. Scump’s former teammate and current Seattle Surge player Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow even suggested they were among the worst ever in CoD history.
The addition of Shoot House has been a positive one, as Scump hints at in the video, so if the developers can keep pumping quality new maps into the game, it could help slow down the backlash they’re receiving over the day-one set of maps.
The biggest thing that Infinity Ward have on their side is the fact that there is no Season Pass and purchasable DLC anymore, which means all post-launch DLC content will be free in Modern Warfare.
That then allows them to get all of the new content to everyone on every platform at the same time, and that could be key to turning a lot of players’ opinions on the game around, including Scump’s.