The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

Call of Duty Ghosts General Discussion

The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

Hey,

Can we forget for a second the C4 + Riot Shield and get down to how effective the thing is overall?

The RS isn't effective, it doesn't block bullets well, unless you're looking directly at the person, crouched and on a level playing field. The Bash attack has zero lunge and therefore you must be within shaking hands distance in order to actually hit someone and it takes two hits which you're unlikely to get.

Now let's cast our mind back to MW2 and you had the commando perk and I know many people didn't like that but with the Riot Shield it actually made the thing usable. The RS should not be an overly offensive weapon but you should be able to defend yourself.

Example: Say I'm using the shield and I'm protecting a domination point, the guy with the gun already has a huge advantage over me because he has increased mobility (unless using a weapon like an LMG then not so much) and can move around me with ease. Quite frankly my defence isn't great and that's why the shield was good in MW2 because paring the RS with commando actually made it so you could defend yourself in CQC situations.

Right now you might as-well put your head between your arse and kiss your ass goodbye because you're out matched every signle time in CQC combat.

Now of course you do have equipment but that's been greatly nerfed and you do have a pistol but in realistic terms by the time you have your pistol pulled out the person could have already shot and killed you.

This is why I believe the RS bash attack should have commando built in e.g. increased lunge to help you in those CQC situations or it be an attachment so you could have slow mele with commando or fast mele with light frame or whatever the attachment is called.

I don't want commando to return as a perk but on the RS yeah I think this would be fair considering it is poor at being a defence weapon and completely screwed if an enemy comes close to you.

Activision Ambassador
Likes: 477
Posts: 1790
Registered: ‎25-09-2011
10 REPLIES

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to Scotland-Rules

Blah blah blah, riot shield is OP, you shouldn't get kills, the riot shield isn't a weapon - expect those replies.

Edit: I would like to see something, anything really, that makes the riot shield able to stand on its own in CQC.

Level 10
Likes: 161
Posts: 265
Registered: ‎22-12-2013

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to Scotland-Rules

No, the challenge is putting together the right combo of perks and using it tactically to make it effective.



"You ain't gotta like me, you just mad,cause I tell it how it is, and you tell it how it might be" - Victory
Activision Ambassador
Likes: 13728
Posts: 23302
Registered: ‎02-09-2011

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to NiceDrewishFela

Yea but everytime someone finds the right combo it gets nerfed.

Level 18
Likes: 262
Posts: 937
Registered: ‎29-12-2013

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to TheDarkOne123

Running RS/C4 was not a perk combo.

Level 70
Likes: 1950
Posts: 12882
Registered: ‎26-05-2011

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to trialstardragon

Yea but it wasn't an overpowered combo.

Level 18
Likes: 262
Posts: 937
Registered: ‎29-12-2013

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to Scotland-Rules

I've been saying for a while, the Riot Shield just doesn't belong. The only way to make it truly effective would be by adding unrealistic qualities to it and that's not balanced. Remove it from the game or find a more creative type of implementation.

Level 75
Likes: 5321
Posts: 13666
Registered: ‎17-09-2011

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to Ghamorra

I can see it being a Scorestreak somewhere down the line, perhaps in the Support class. Heck they have an AI Squadmate running it on a killstreak now and it actually does what the shield is intended to do.

I just think the days of it being a primary are done.



"You ain't gotta like me, you just mad,cause I tell it how it is, and you tell it how it might be" - Victory
Activision Ambassador
Likes: 13728
Posts: 23302
Registered: ‎02-09-2011

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to NiceDrewishFela

The AI does what the shield is supposed to do because they have much more health than us.

Level 4
Likes: 22
Posts: 102
Registered: ‎27-11-2013

Re: The Bash Attack With Shield - Commando Attachment - Discussion

in reply to Scotland-Rules

No commando ever in the game again, not even for just the RS as an attachment.

Level 70
Likes: 1950
Posts: 12882
Registered: ‎26-05-2011

Studios