[Updated] Incoming Modern Warfare 3 Changes – Another Nerf to FMGs, Hardcore HQ, and More

Update #2: The changes listed below are going live tonight. Bowling announced, “making some MW3 tweaks tonight (2AM). Nerf Akimbo Machine Pistols (including FMG9s) w/ reduce rate of fire. Adding Hardcore HQ and FFA.”

Update #1: Bowling explained, “There will be more Hardcore playlists coming in the next playlist update. Hardcore FFA and Hardcore HQ (dedicated playlist),” but there are no plans for Hardcore CTF at the moment.

Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling has revealed a few changes in the pipeline in terms of additions and fixes for Modern Warfare 3.

Earlier this week, Modern Warfare 3 users on the 360 received  patch 1.09, which will release on February 28th for PS3. The patch added in-game Clan Rank (for Clan Operations) and five new prestige levels. However, Bowling mentioned other tweaks will deploy soon. When asked his thoughts on the FMGs, and if it’s “way too strong,” Bowling agreed and promised “they’ll be receiving a nerf in a few days.” This isn’t the first nerf that the FMGs saw. Back in December, the FMGs and Type 95 were altered. Speaking of the Type 95 and other popular weapons, Bowling was questioned on Modern Warfare 3’s gun balance, specially the ACR, MP7, and Type 95. Bowling explained that these weapons, “statistically speaking,” are not the only used primaries.

On the subject of hardcore gamemodes, Robert stated that the addition of hardcore HQ is “possibly very soon.” He added, “doing some playlist changes in the next week (exact date still being determined).” This goes in line with what Robert Bowling noted recently, “let’s focus on, you know, stuff that we can just give out to everyone. That’s what I love – when I can do, like, playlist updates, and I have free reign and I’m not restricted by release dates or when it has to come out or any of that stuff, and we can just do it and it’s fun. That’s the stuff I love and that’s the stuff I want more of.” Read more on the possibility of free throwback maps.

We’ll have more on what Infinity Ward is working on later this week, so stay tuned.

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  • Anonymous

    Where are the dedicated sniper lobbies

  • They are thinking of nerfing guns and yet those knives still get a 1 hit kill. Why dont you fukcing nerf shotguns and knives if you are thiking about too much power.

    • Anonymous

      You do know they can’t get you with the right amount of distance….

    • Aclient

       knifing is a joke. One click of the right thumbstick and they walk right through 2 bullets and still kill you. So dumb. How can someone be carrying a gun and then instantly knife you then instantly be holding their gun again? It needs to be made equipment that you need to “equip”.

      • Gollazo

        Knifing is a fun factor in the game. Ok, it’s unrealistic..but the commando knifing that’s horrible!

  • Anonymous

    What they need to do is introduce the Sniper Lobbies so that the aim assist exploiters can go have their fun and leave the rest of us alone.

    • Anonymous

       Fuck yeah they do.

  • Hardcore

    Where is a hardcore ffa playlist?. It was in blackops.

  • you wanna fix the guns take away akimbo!!!

    • Aclient


    • take the akimbo out means every secondary weapon will have no akimbo. only on the FMG9 but not the other secondaries

      • Gollazo

        Only the fmg9’s akimbo? 
        All secondaries akimbo, but no fm9’s akimbo!

      • Rob Tracey

        The solution is to remove the akimbo feature for the machine pistols but still allow akimbo pistols. This way it balances out the machine pistols a bit and gives the pistols some sort of edge over the machine pistols. As it stands there is no reason to use pistols over machine pistols, machine pistols currently out class the pistols in every department. (damage, rate of fire, ect.)

  • put in hardcore mosh pit!

  • Gollazo

    The ACR and MP7 are not op. 
    The M4A1 is good, the G36C, you’ve the scar-l and the cm901 all good weapons.
    About Mp7: okay the best smg..but you only receive it on level 74! You’ve the pp90m1, ump45, p90 also all good guns.

    Type 95 overpowered..definitely..

  • Guest01

    I still think the Striker needs to be nerfed the range is still a problem to some people. The Fmg9 Akimbos have got to go.

    • M24E1 Ace

      I still never believed the FMG9 was ever over powered.  All the guns right now are perfect. The only reason everyone rages so much about them is cause you just don’t understand that, everyone gun has one gun that will counter act it. 

      • ballsacks

        that’s complete bullshit. you call the pm9 balanced?

  • ballsacks

    Fuck gun nerfs, fix the game… lag comp etc

  • outlawz

    Nothing is OP. I can murk ANYBODY with ANY gun. Learn how to play the game you scrubs…….

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  • hardcoremw3player110

    give me a break! the ACR  IS the most overpowered weapon in the game.  no recoil+high damage= Over Powered. if you haven’t noticed, its the only gun in the game which has no disadvantages…

  • K_scaz_23

    joke thread of the year. just remove akimbo from everything. its stupid and drastically takes down the skill needed to kill anyone. secondary weapons should be nothing compared to the primary, the words to describe them say enough “primary” and “secondary.” your supposed to switch to your pistol when you run out of ammo. game even says so in the campaign tutorials on almost every game lol. if you have a fast trigger finger and good aim honestly the mk14 would be the best gun in the game (not me i hate that gun lol) but i get wrecked by that and the type95 all the time. mostly the striker tho is what pisses me off. unless you have focus you will always get outgunned by a striker (unless using akimbo or sriker or 95). this game won’t get fixed but who cares were only stuck with it for a year so might as well just play it and wait for black ops 2 which will be the new best call of duty for a long while i feel.