Hey Guys, this has to be the most hilarious news story in video games that I have read in a while as well as the most hilarious video game feature as well. If you want to read the full IGN article about this feature, you can check it out here.
Honestly, I don't really care much for eSports. I'm not that competitive when it comes to video games because I believe they are about having fun. However, Call of Duty is a whole other story when it comes to being competitive. People take this game way too seriously. I really hate when these narcissistic jerk go into a lobby and say things like, "Get out of regular matches! They don't count!" or "Tournaments are all that matter is this game". Not all people who play competitively are like this, but for those of you who say things like this please get over yourself. I paid $65 for the game and will play it the way I want to. I can go on about competitive gaming for a long time, but this is not the point of this article. Anyways, let me get back on topic.
So here's how it will work. Before even starting a match, one member from each team will be able to protect or ban any score streaks, weapons, specialists, or abilities. Essentially, these people get to dictate what you can or can't use.
Depending on how this is used, it actually makes the game fair. If people just ban shotguns, C4s, rocket launchers, and snipers, then I'm totally for this feature. It's about time that people do get to chose what people can't use. Seriosuly, it gets annoying to have people running around with shotguns while throwing C4s and other explosives all over the place just to get a cheap kill.
However, it's a totally different ball game if you have to bad rifles. Rifles are totally versatile and are useless in the hands of a bad player. If the rifle is overpowered to the point where even a noob can get a kill, then it should be banned. However, rifles that are not overpowered shouldn't have to banned because people just happen to be good with it.
It wouldn't have been a bad idea to implement this feature in regular matches too. The only people who would complain about this being implemented into regular matches would be by players who use nothing but shotguns, explosives, and sniper rifles. However, I feel no sympathy for them because they have to rely on "cheap" weapons to get easy kills.
Till Next Time!!