Sledgehammer says “sniper classes are not going to be overpowered relative to their peers”.
If you’ve ever had it out for quick scoping snipers in Call of Duty, then take heart. Sledgehammer Games co-founder and studio head Michael Condrey recently told 3 News that the studio was working hard to reduce auto-aim exploitation and to balance out the classes for its upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
“Let me put it this way, 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.
“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.
“We spent a lot of time trying to focus on it so I think sniper class players will find that it’s a really rewarding experience, but it won’t be over-powered relative to their peers.”
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is out on November 4th for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.