19 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2014 6:52 AM by WatchBloodRain RSS

    Riot Shield - Buff It

      first off, i think the assist camo is incorrect. i dont get assists for taking bullets while a teammate kills, only from when i hit once then a teammate kills.

       

      id love to like the shield but its so underpowered. melee is slow, requires two hits and lunges dont always connect (similar to rubber knifing in previous cods). not to mention anyone hip firing will kill me before i land 2 hits.

       

      using it defensively is near worthless as well. crouched, my feet can b shot. anything but directly in front of me can easily hit my sides.

       

      why would anyone strategically use a riot shield? its not a viable primary, just back defense for overkill users. it needs to be some of the following: larger, better mobility, single hit melee or maybe a spike attachment to do so. hell, all 3 attachments are near worthless in hardcore.

       

      i want to be able to use it aside from just horsing around. its been classically bad in every cod. maybe im bad at the game, but give it to an mlg team and theyd get crapped on too.

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          XBLAEASYGUY

          I totally agree, the riot shield is a defense weapon not a piece of cardboard. more attachments would be nice but i would just want a mobility boost and a change to the assist operation -_- 

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            I agree I think they should make it as effective as it was in MW2 riot shield users actually stood a chance against other player.

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              120 degree coverage would even b enough to b defensive

               

              ill get it gold for show, but thats it

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                Do you know what an assist is? It's when you shoot someone first, then a teammate finishes them off. An assist in basketball works the same way. You get an assist when you pass someone the ball and then they score. It's not when an enemy is shooting you and a teammate kills them.

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                  or you could flash / stun them. With recon works best

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                    I was very good with the riot shied in the last 3 games that had them, it's my favourite weapon. But it is terrible in this game. Really needs to cover your feet better and could do with being wider.

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                      MLDWAY1

                      A small buff to cover the feet a little better would be nice.

                       

                      The main thing that needs to be fixed though is when you bash somebody that person should  be either (1) knocked back away from you or (2) stunned for a split second where they can't move (but can still fire their gun).

                       

                      It's currently way too difficult to beat somebody down with it (even if using the Titanium Frame) compared to MW3. All the victim needs to do currently is circle around to the side instantly right after the first bash and the riot shield user is helpless and exposed in the post-bash position.

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                        It covers your feet when you crouch. If it covered your feet the whole time then you would be running around invincible pretty much and why would you even want to do that?

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                          duo962

                          Same feelings. MW2/3 shields were definitely easiest to melee kill/throwing knife with. BO2 shield sucked for melee but worked decently for axe/portable cover. This one I can't make work, especially since they limited the perk combinations that would be useful for it and specialist doesn't work as well.

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                            Firesens

                            They do need to buff the shield defensively, it kinda sucks as of right now.

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                              Gerbera

                              You want it ALL larger, faster, AND stronger? The more you have of one, the less you'll have of the others. It will never be "perfect".

                               

                              Larger and faster will most likely make it weaker.

                               

                              Larger and stronger will most likely make it slower.

                               

                              Faster and stronger will most likely make it smaller.

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                                   The way it is now its nearly impossible to cover everything. even lined up perfectly you have an elbow sticking out. Crouch walking does not cover your feet, and crouched while still doesnt cover your feet on certain surfaces.

                                 

                                   Also .... the camera view is messed up. I was trying to block a dude form coming up a ladder. So, I bent over, looked straight down at the floor, then inched my way to the ladder so I could just barely see over the edge. According to my view I shoulkd have been well protected, but in the killcam I was standing upright and he could easily shoot between my shield and my body.

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                                  KTPhoenix

                                  I know i am bringing up a dead subject but this is ridiculous.

                                   

                                  I just tried in 5 matches to use this thing but only got 1 kill out of all those games with the shield. the shield is completely useless in matches. Even if my WHOLE body is covered from head to toe, somehow, when the enemy hits the shield with bullets, i die after a few shot being deflected off the shield.

                                   

                                  I know NONE of my body is exposed yet somehow, i die anyway even if the enemy is always hitting my shield.

                                   

                                  If this is the way the riot shield is going to be, then Sledgehammer might as well not even put it in their game due to how useless it is. And IW game might as well not have it either.

                                   

                                  This is ridiculous.

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                                      Firesens

                                      Kind of glad that you did, because it actually seems harder to use now, (I use throwing knives with my shield and I can barely get kills anymore, either the lag is effecting my game or the shield got a hidden nerf.) They need to buff it defensively. It also does seem that people are shooting through my shield overtime, I have been killed through my shield after being shot at. People will tell me they shot my feet or they shot my elbow, that can't be right because they were right in from of me shooting at my shield not shooting at my elbows or feet.

                                       

                                      It also boggles my mind when people tell me to put it down and pick up a gun, implying that using an assault rifle or an smg is much harder than getting a single kill with the riot shield. (I get it if I were to use C4 + DC) but I don't I use throwing knives which are much harder to use and takes quite a bit of skill to actually get kills. The only game modes that are great for the shield IMO are SnR and SnD other game modes you will get rocked if you have a shield.

                                       

                                      I'd also like to know why extra attachment doesn't apply to the shield...

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                                          KTPhoenix

                                          There is a difference between "harder to use" and "unable to use".

                                           

                                          I understand what you are saying, but I hardly ever use the shield and hardly ever SEE anyone using the shield so the shield shouldnt be as bad as it currently is.

                                           

                                          I do think that the armor piercing ammo should counter the shield just to make it balanced though, however it seemed like every match i was in, everyone had APA and that was extremely unlikely.

                                           

                                          I had to give up using it because every match i was in i went 0-7 before i finally just quit out of matches because no matter what i did, i was getting killed THROUGH the shield.

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                                        WatchBloodRain

                                        i think they could have a spike attachment they can make it take as long as the standard knifing animation so it's strong enough for one shot kill but slow to recover from to balance it out