I don't know how this whole KD ratio stuff started but I think the guywho started it all may have previously banged his head on the wall very hard, its just plain rubbish, they say there is tons of proof but I'm yet to see any. Just because people got their shotguns at a KD of 300 or so, its probably because they've played a heck ton of great games and smacked the leaderboards in the face. KD in my eyes has no say in the system, just shows how much people sweat the game. It does not even show your skill, if you had 300 KD on muliplayer then you would be classed as a hacker or a very hard-to-kill booster. Just one bit of proof that KD has nothing to do with it. Think back to day 1 of black ops 2 zombies. Everybody would have shotguns, the first game you play would get you at least a KD of 350 to 1 death. That's over the dreamed up boundary for shotgun rank, but ermm, where's my shotguns?. I have no idea why KD was classed a theory. Just my opinion
That is possible, he did not get the shotguns of his KD, he just played well.
some friends have a kd that is lower as 100 and also have shotguns. oh grief doesnt count to rank?
i have seen people rank up on grief.
if you play very good its very logic that you have a high kd, only that high kd doesnt give you shotguns.
I've been at knife and skull for 10 months, I have got at least 300.000 kills since then. I really doubt it is about minimum kills. Yet my friend only had to get 3000 kills from his knife and got shotgun rank, KD 86.45
There cannot be a minimum amount of kills for each rank, or else I would have got them too, since I got 100 times more kills than him yet he got shotguns and I didn't.
Agree, he played well and got shotgun rank, like the main post states, its based on games played to downs. Really Megadog you need to play great games and get the least downs you can, I'm in the top 4000 for kills and in the top 700 for doors opened on the leaderboards. I think I would have shotguns by now if it was minimum kills per rank.
Its not minimum kills in the way youre thinking. Its impossible to get a knife or shotguns without first getting a certain number of kills. IIRC, knife needs 5k kills and shotguns need 10k kills, regardless of K/D. For example, if you have 1000 kills and 1 down total on your account, you will not have a knife or shotguns because you haven't reached the minimum amount of kills.
Well, I'm just going to mention a guy I knew on xbox live, he got ranked up straight from skull to shotguns by playing a game and getting 10000 kills with 1 down.
i thought he hacked but then it turned out he actually did get his shotguns after messaging activision about it, supposedly he reached a certain boundary, they didn't even say what the boundary was or anything. Which of course they wouldn't or people would get shotguns too easily.
On to that grief thing, grief used to play a very large role in your rank but then it became clear that people got ranked up too easily on that mode so therefore as you said it was patched. Turned is just a big pile of rubbish, even though it doesn't help inprove your rank, the downs still count. That mode is a waste of hard work in my opinion, they designed it like MP, every time you get hit then you get a down.
You want to rank up, never play turned.