Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

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Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

Yeah, you probably wouldn't expect this to appear. Seems like a trivial topic but still worthy of bringing up...

I rather enjoy the ACOG Sight. I have for years. Especially on single-shot rifles. Anyway, I loved that IW and Treyarch decided to completely eliminate sway on the ACOG... except on snipers. It still has a large amount of sway on sniper rifles, and in this game it has more sway than I've ever seen. More than any other title. Why?


I love using ACOG, but to be honest there is ZERO benefit to the attachment even being available for snipers. The accuracy is so unbelievably terrible that there are no pros to outweigh the cons. Sure, for the first time the bullet actually hits the spot that the reticle is floating over, instead of a random point inside the scope, which has never happened until now, but the sway is so uncontrollable that I constantly find myself getting killed first in a firefight because I have to wait for the completely at-random sway to DECIDE to center on an enemy. This is especially painful across even medium distances.

I get this. It is to balance out the snipers so that a pinpoint accurate sight combined with crystal clear peripheral vision and a one-shot kill rifle won't be an overpowering combination, but still, the sight is practically useless at even medium range. There isn't even an ability to hold your breath to steady it. Couldn't we have at least had that ability? It wouldn't be too bad. Even if the sight was, by default, completely pinpoint accurate and have zero sway across all weapons, it wouldn't be that bad. There is also no sway at all on a thermal sight if used on any other weapon besides snipers, but on snipers you can hold your breath. Why not ACOG? I mean seriously? That was a suggestion by the way...

...I know it is probably a long shot. I'm just one guy in a world of people. Why would anyone listen to me? But here is my plea. It wouldn't be too hard to patch the sight so that it was permanently steadied, or had the option to steady by holding breath. It would be a great fix because using the ACOG on a sniper rifle isn't even worth it.

And in my opinion I don't see anything wrong with this suggestion. If anyone replies by saying that the ACOG on sniper rifles is okay and doesn't need any help, I'll be stunned.

Also, a little unrelated side note, I ran into a lobby today full of guys that were invisible and using miniguns. Then a few games later I ran into a Domination lobby with no ending score and the game was running in slow-motion along with the map being dark and orange. It was like the game was frozen in the kind of slow-motion that a MOAB brings before detonation, but it was a constant slow-mo. It was on Stonehaven too so trying to get anywhere was painfully slow.

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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

in reply to dayoldtamales

use focus bro

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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

in reply to FishyDizzle

You do realize that even that doesn't completely solve the issue right. Snipers still sway with ACOG. Other weapons don't. Also for some reason all ACOG'd weapons seem to sway a LOT more when using lean.

Focus doesn't really help.

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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

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dayoldtamales wrote:



You do realize that even that doesn't completely solve the issue right. Snipers still sway with ACOG. Other weapons don't. Also for some reason all ACOG'd weapons seem to sway a LOT more when using lean.



Focus doesn't really help.


And why do you think that is?

Pretty obvious, isn't it?

That's my opinion but it should be yours ;-),
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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

in reply to RAN Kismet

Actually no it isn't obvious. Tell me. Tell me why standard and thermal have the ability to hold breath and ACOG doesn't. Isn't really fair when an LMG with thermal can destroy a player a lot easier than a sniper with thermal.

It wouldn't be overpowered the least bit to allow a hold breath function.

Yes I have laid down. No real noticeable change. I'm talking about a simple to understand concept. Anything using ACOG has almost no sway. Like the RDS. Except for snipers. They get a ton of sway. And for a generally slower firing weapon. Why? I don't quickscope. I've been around since CoD4 I'm not one of those recent kids who doesn't know the true way to snipe. I can't even snipe the true way with ACOG snipers because the reticle is so out of focus. It's like the soldier is drunk.

And about the realism, that argument holds no weight when you can hold breath with the other scopes but not ACOG. This game is the farthest thing from realistic.

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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

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dayoldtamales wrote:



Isn't really fair when an LMG with thermal can destroy a player a lot easier than a sniper with thermal.


Which LMG is this?

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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

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dayoldtamales wrote:



Actually no it isn't obvious. Tell me.


Balance.

Snipers are OHK... they don't need to be laser beams.

As I said, obvious.

You're welcome.

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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

in reply to dayoldtamales

Have you tried lying down as opposed to standing / peering / running and QS'ing with it? I find that even without Focus equipped, the sway is minimal on the L115 so long as I am lying down......there is still a tiny bit of sway - but nothing out of the ordinary

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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

in reply to dayoldtamales

it is the rifle, not the scope that produces the sway. an AR is a smaller and usually lighter weapon. therefor it can be held up to the face with less strain. where as a sniper rifle is usually larger and heavier. thus creating more strain and more sway becomes present. this is how real life mechanics work.

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Re: Sooo... years later this is still unresolved?

in reply to dayoldtamales

if you end up in a firefight while using a sniper rifle, your life expectancy won't be very good. VKS is perhaps an exception since it fires faster. As far as ACOG is concerned, like r33k said, it will be due to the increased weight of a sniper rifle. There is always more sway if you are standing than while prone for example. Removing sway while giving a closer range scope for a OHK weapon would be far too powerful. That is exactly the reason why iron sight Ballista was so inaccurate In BO2.

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