At the time I described, I was across the map at the top of the bakery. That was the only time I've ever one-shot a dog. I assume he had taken fire before he jumped out of the window.
Even at closer range, I've had to shoot a dog 2 or 3 times with the rifle. Luckily it rolls because with that chrome barrel attachment, and no reduced recoil, your shots have to be good and fast, or else you've got a dog gnawing on your neck.
The dogs are fine. Quite well balanced for a 5 streak I'd say. If they had any less health they'd be completely useless.
I think the problem might be that in in HC, they have the same health as they do in core. I can't confirm it, but that's what it seems like.
Fair enough, I haven't played HC since WAW.
But in core they're fine. If someone is getting killed by dogs often enough that they're calling for a nerf, that player is doing something wrong.
ya was playing hc with some friends tonight and this dog took 2 sniper rounds to the ribs and got back up at 4 feet
I agree about the dogs. My friends and I are pretty annoyed by them. There have been multiple times where I've unloaded a whole clip to the dogs face and he still runs right at me and kills me. I've seen dogs get shot before, Riley is on steroids or something.
Riot shield or ballistic vests work fine.
However I do admit that Guard Dogs make Squad Assault very easy, especially on small maps.
If your entire squad has the hardline perk, ONLY the guard dog killstreak selected, and uses sub-machine guns.......lol.
You can basically sit back & the dogs will do all the work, not much fun.