Read an interesting post on the Black Ops forums, and decided to test it out for myself in a Private Match. This is an interesting revelation: could this be the result of a simple miscue in the patching process (I won't say anything about Treyarch's coding abilities, but would this surprise anyone all that much?) or something more?
And if this is "something more", it would probably be addressed as a "balancing mechanism" by the powers-that-be, which begs the question: how would NOT being held to the full-on launch-day patch and its mechanisms while moving even ever-so slightly be decidedly un-balanced, especially considering ALL the other ridiculous hurdles snipers are now made to overcome?
I would appreciate a direct response from Treyarch on this issue, so those of you that can contact them (be it through the COD Official Forums, Twitter or by "some other means" [looking at you, Hutch]), please feel free to do so. This is, by my estimation, a pretty big issue.
EDIT: Ok, let me try to explain this again, because apparently some of you are missing the point: I am fully aware that this is how the sniping game was all the way back to the launch date. The interesting part is though, that even though Treyarch has since tuned the spread ADS timer with the most recent patch, this element was apparently left un-touched by theï»¿ patching process, even and especially the most recent one.
So yes, this has been an element of sniping since launch, but that is, and I cannot emphasize this enough, not the point of the video. The point is that, for some reason, this element (which is a pretty vast one) was left completely alone by the most recent patch, where the spread ADS timer was specifically addressed by Treyarch.
This applies to all guns. If you want to get it fixed, make the case for why it shouldn't be on full-auto. Snipers will get fixed by default.
An Oreo wrote:
This doesn't look like a glitch, looks more like an anti-quick scope thing. In the video, I never saw him ADS, stay ADS and side step, it was all quickscopes.