My only beef with shotguns, and I use them as primaries no matter what COD I'm playing, is that I have to 'RE-LEARN them every freakin time. You'd think after 7 games, they'd stick with what worked, instead of changing it up every game.
You sucka's like die! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waE2WCdpF7E Yes it's me!
They were balanced in MW2 when they were secondaries and every other shooter out there with brains have shotguns as secondaries.
Snipers by default (or any long ranged weapon user) can have both long range and CQC with the akimbo guns that kills faster and in a more reliable way than any shotgun.
But what about Shotgun users?
My options are limited to:
a) Be a camper in a corner waiting for someone to pass and get shoot in the back.
b) Run outside like a moron to be killed over and over by long range weapons before I even have the chance to shoot back, because maps are horribly done and are not flank friendly. (even worse if you consider MW2 Marathon pro or commando pro donīt exist anymore and you run like 2 ft. with "extreme condition" before you get tired so you canīt even cover terrain effectively or outrun enemies, and even worst if you take in count the UAV spam, so people always knows where are you coming from)
c) Waste a wildcard to have 2 primaries.
Sounds like your problem is being bad with Shotguns.
I do not aim with my hand, I aim with my eye. I do not shoot with my hand, I shoot with my mind. I do not kill with my gun, I kill with my heart.
Every freaking FPS except Gears and TF2 has shotguns as a primary.
And YES, you are supposed to camp with them, they're made for defending objectives. Or, you can run around sneaky and kill people that way (while in conjunction using your primary), but that's a little less effective.
You don't even need long barrel to make the Blopsii shotguns good. Aiming down sights is your best bet, especially with the Saiga-12. I've never seen close range hitmarkers when aiming straight at a guy. If they're partially in the crosshairs I will, because only some of the pellets hit them. That is how shotguns work. If you get hitmarkers, all it takes, with the Remington, is another shot & the kill is achieved. I use shotguns extensively & do pretty well with them, close to what I do with SMGs. And the Blops shotguns were very usable. My best games were with the SPAS-12.
Is this a joke? Shotguns as secondaries is one of the worst things COD has ever done. It's up there with OMA/DC
It encourages EXTREME forms of camping. Scavenger replishes betties and shocks, it'd be a disaster to try and charge a camping enemy with all those and his shotgun
"BUT AFGHAN, LEARN 2 GRENADE"
Sure, until he has FJ and Tac mask
What was the point of smgs when everyone had shotguns and dual glocks? The only reason the UMP was used was because it acted like an AR with smg properties
It makes everyone too well rounded. Everyone shouldn't have a setup for every situation
Snipers=godlike at range AR=king of mid distance, good at close range, decent at far range SMG=Great close range, decent mid range, bad far range Shotgun=S tier close range, bad mid range, unusable at long
A secondary shotgun eliminates every primary gun's weakness