MW3 fans slam OP Haymaker Aftermarket Part & claim it 'should not exist'

MW3 fans slam OP Haymaker Aftermarket Part & claim it 'should not exist'
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Written by 

Alex Garton


28th Feb 2024 16:20

It feels like there's no middle ground with shotguns in Modern Warfare 3. They're either devastatingly overpowered or disappointingly irrelevant.

The ability to wipe out an enemy in milliseconds at close quarters is always going to be difficult to balance, especially when these weapons require very little accuracy.

Well, there's a new top-tier shotgun in the meta that's skyrocketed in popularity following a massive buff to a specific Aftermarket Part.

This attachment is already frustrating a lot of competitors, and they're convinced it's going to get hit with a nerf very soon.

MW3's Haymaker JAK Maglift Kit makes shotgun absurdly strong

Taking to the ModernWarfareIII subreddit, a user has demonstrated why the JAK Maglift Aftermarket Part "should not exist in this game."

The powerhouse shotgun attachment transforms the Haymaker into an absolute monster, giving the gun a menacing fire rate that tears through foes. Paired with the weapon's strong mobility, it can completely take over smaller maps like Rust and Meat.

"It will be getting nerfed for sure," said one user, with another arguing "This gameplay makes me want to uninstall COD and never buy another COD game again, Jesus Christ."

While some fans believe shotguns should be able to dominate in tight and contained spaces, most think the Haymaker is a little too overturned. For them, there's just not enough counterplay, and it needs to be addressed.

Haymaker Aftermarket Part received a massive buff on February 21

Haymaker Aftermarket Part
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So, why is the Haymaker suddenly terrorising multiplayer in MW3? Well, you can thank a buff which arrived for the Aftermarket Part on February 21.

The attachment received a decrease in ADS spread by 20% and a fire rate increase from 357RPM to 500RPM. Giving players the ability to fire the weapon quicker just means a faster TTK, and that's exactly what's happened.

With the gun only just receiving a buff, it's hard to know whether the dev will nerf it soon or give it another few weeks to shine - we'll have to wait and see.

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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