All FPS games have their own different weapon classes that allow players to personalize their approach to combat. But Call of Duty pro, Crimsix has a problem with one particular type of weapon.
Crimsix took to Twitter to voice his opinion about the use of shotguns in FPS games. He said, “Shotguns do not belong in video games. I cannot think of one game/one shotgun that was skillful but most importantly, FUN to use. It is a weapon put in games for the sole purpose of catering to cowards.”
The pro also added, “FPS multiplayer only: Ever spectate someone camp in a position where they can use a shotgun to get kills? It’s almost like taking your dog out and watching it try to figure out where it should shit. It involves a lot of crouching, waiting, and it can turn messy real fast.”
Crimsix’s words might seem pretty harsh, especially since they’ve come from a three-time world champion. The use of shotguns in close-combat situations is advantageous, but according to Crimsix, this facilitates camping in matches. Camping is definitely frowned upon in any FPS, but it is also a strategy that players use and won’t be going away anytime soon.
Crimsix also responded to Cheen who called him ‘a clown’ and said:
There seems to be no end to this debate and shotguns are definitely not going away anytime soon. Counter-Strike, Valorant, Fortnite, PUBG, Apex Legends, and several other games have shotguns. It is an important weapon for close-quarters combat in Fortnite, where it gives players a huge advantage in build-battles. It doesn’t seem like the shotgun debate will amount to much since they are a fundamental part of any FPS game.
Shotguns will probably play an important role in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The multiplayer reveal showed the different maps that allow players to engage in close combat situations. Considering this, the shotgun would be an extremely useful weapon to have in one’s arsenal.
The game is set to release on November 13 and promises to take the COD franchise to the next level.