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Titanfall: quick-scoping & no-scoping are ‘ineffective’, says Respawn

Thursday, 2nd January 2014 10:41 GMT By Dave Cook

Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment has responded to queries about those most debated of shooter tropes; quick-scoping. The studio has labelled the technique and no-scoping ‘ineffective.’

It follows this new Titanfall trailer, showing off the Atlas mech in all its stompy glory.

Now, over on the Respawn forum, one developer wrote, “Sniping is in the game, but due to how the game plays it’s a pretty different animal than you’ll find in your run of the mill modern military shooter. Quick scoping and no scoping are ineffective.”

Quick-scoping is a method of aiming in Call of Duty that sees a player using the game’s auto-aim to zero in on a target for a one-shot kill. It’s not cheating, but it’s notorious for pissing people off, seeing as sniper rifles are powerful, given their history as long range weapons. Using them up close like that – it is argued – upsets the shooter’s balancing. No-scoping on the other hand, is scoring kills without aiming the sniper rifle at all.

It remains to be seen just how sniping will be used in Titanfall. We’ll have to wait until March to find out.

What’s your take?

Via MP1st.

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4 Comments

  1. Os Money

    might make the game playable then

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Cobra951

    This is my take:

    http://www.sirlin.net/articles/playing-to-win-part-1.html

    People who learn to take advantage of a game’s real rules will end up winning every time. That upsets those who play by some imaginary “honorable” rules, who end up losing every time.

    Play the game you got, not the game you wanted to get.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. TheWulf

    I think the easiest way to deal with this is to just remove one-hit-kill weapons. Back in the day, we had shields and health, and those times were good. We had snipers, but they had to be skilled enough to land a number of shots in succession to get anywhere.

    I think the rise of the one-shot-kill is just one of the many cancers that the modern military shooter is riddled with.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Hcw87

    @3
    I’m pleasantly surprised to find that i agree with you 100%.

    Current CoD games require no skill because you can get a kill by spraying randomly. Only 2 of your 20 shots needs to hit in order to get a kill.

    This isn’t any fun gameplay for anyone else than casuals.

    #4 12 months ago

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