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?
it doesnt cover your feet when crouched, at least while moving. im more concerned w side coverage. if u think u can b invincible w it, give it a shot
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.
They do need to buff the shield defensively, it kinda sucks as of right now.
This is one of the dumbest ideas I consistently see. How the f*** is that in any way fair or balanced? Yay, your attachment makes my primary entirely useless. Brilliant f***ing idea.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.