Infinity Ward released a news after Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation Open Beta Weekend, saying that its current minimap settings won’t change.
After collating data and feedback from the first Open Beta weekend Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 In multiplayer, the Infinity Ward forum thread discussed some of the hottest topics that caught their attention, including minimaps. One of the design decisions for this year’s minimap was to not show enemy points after shooting. The developer has now stated that it will not make any changes to the minimap. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
The decision to hide enemy fire points on the minimap has been a hotly debated issue call-of-duty players, and they’ve been speaking out on social media about removing the feature. The minimap has worked this way for years, and the decision to change it this year sparked outrage and confusion.with a frenzy call-of-dutyy Multiplayer games, some people feel that the information provided by the minimap is crucial to the player.
In a news post, Infinity Ward stated that the minimap is only used to show points for enemies when the drone is active.This is a departure from the norm, as firing a weapon would usually reveal the enemy’s location in most cases in the past call-of-duty title. The post notes that the developers “don’t want to punish players who shoot.” Infinity Ward wants players to rely more on their wits than looking at boxes on the screen. Potentially, the developer’s goal is to free the community from constantly looking at the minimap instead of looking down at gun sights.
There has to be a certain level of assumption that Infinity Ward sees more value in having players rely more on auditory cues rather than constantly peeking at the map to find where the gunshots are coming from. However, this is only useful for gamers who have invested in a quality headset, especially a PS5 headset focused on spatial audio, or a high-quality surround sound or TV bar setup.
There’s a factor of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, fans would rather not see a change, but Infinity Ward insists on that, despite the outrage it will provoke.and Modern Warfare 2 Perks and gunsmith attachments can reduce gunfire and enemy movement, but this can put players without the above home setup improvements at a disadvantage or make their game less enjoyable.
As determined in the news, Infinity Ward will use the remaining open beta period to further study the impact of this decision. A number of other issues were uncovered during the first public beta weekend that the developers could address, which would have a ripple effect that would improve other aspects of the game, including the need for a minimap. But for now, this design change is still a disturbing one for some Call of Duty fans.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 It will launch on October 28 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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