CoD fans are desperate for a new LMG & tired of boring 'TAQ variants'

CoD fans are desperate for a new LMG & tired of boring 'TAQ variants'
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Written by 

Alex Garton


2nd Apr 2024 12:55

It's no secret that Sledgehammer Games loves a new Assault Rifle or SMG, with the occasional Battle Rifle thrown in. One category the dev team seems to dislike is Light Machine Guns, as the bulky heavy-hitters are rarely added to the game.

We're at the point where variations of already existing ARs and SMGs are being introduced, but LMGs are still being left in the mud. Call of Duty fans have had enough and are now demanding an LMG is brought to MW3 and Warzone, instead of another boring "TAQ variant."

CoD fans demand a new Light Machine Gun in MW3 & Warzone

Taking to the ModernWarfareIII subreddit, user dtb301 decided to ask a very important question that's on the mind of a lot of Call of Duty players: where are the "big machine guns?".

The lack of a new LMG is becoming immensely frustrating and fans even have suggestions over which ones should be added to spice up the category. These include the MG240B, M60, and MG42, so there are plenty of options for the devs to choose from.

"Devs be like, why add a whole ass weapon when we can give you a conversion kit.. and you'll be grateful it's op af," joked one user, with another player sarcastically saying, "Oh, so you want a new LMG? TAQ."

Ultimately, it seems Sledgehammer are reluctant to add more LMGs because they're significantly less popular than ARs and SMGs, especially in multiplayer. Likely, it doesn't want to use development time on something very few players are going to use.

MW3 players slam "lazy" devs for making different versions of the same gun

Operator holding LMG
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Whatever the reason is for LMGs being ignored, the recycling of existing weapons with subtle changes only rubs salt in the wound for fans. Releasing an alternative version of a weapon that fires different rounds and calling a new gun is not good enough in the eyes of a lot of CoD players.

"Oh, you want another new gun? Oh okay takes an existing gun and just remodels it, tweaks the stats and says it’s a new weapon, lol literally half the guns in this game are just different derivatives of each other."

The community are still holding onto the dream of a new LMG in MW3's life cycle, but as we're already approaching the end of the first half of 2024, it's not looking very likely to happen.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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