Search and Destroy nerd showcases ultimate Tac Camera play in MW3

Search and Destroy nerd showcases ultimate Tac Camera play in MW3
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


2nd Feb 2024 15:55

For the most part, Call of Duty has turned into a mindless muscle-memory point-and-shoot simulation, where cohesion and street-smarts are slowly being phased out in favour of mindless slide cancels and cracked reaction times.

But every now and again, Call of Duty players decide that it's time to use their heads. Lo and behold, it reaps the rewards. In this instance, one player has taken to Modern Warfare 3's Search and Destroy lobbies to use one genius piece of kit to perfection.

MW3 SnD player uses Tac Camera to perfection

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Tac Cameras have been in Call of Duty since Black Ops 2, but rarely are they used. Players often can't be bothered to take five seconds to sit on the mobile device and scan ahead of their position. It's pointless in respawn modes, but in Search and Destroy, they can be the most valuable equipment piece in the game.

Reddit user u/cm767200 took to the platform to share their use of the Tac Camera, where they placed it in the horrible plane vent on Terminal, scanned and pinged enemies, their used their sniper to wall-bang the location to pick up kills.

The user attached the cam to the vent, which could then see the entire left side of the map, and allowed for the sniper to sit in the cockpit and easily bang the walls to where the pings are, getting as many as three kills in one round. 

In the clip posted to Reddit, the player used this technique on Terminal in multiple matches, even racking up killstreaks in one game.

MW3 fans applaud nerdy Tac Camera tactic


With the clip going viral on Reddit, players were quick to applaud this ingenuity, especially with the paper-thin walls in MW3. "I always felt it was a little too situational to be any use, but this was clever. Wish they had an option to have the cam screen instead of your map, think they had it like that in black ops," said one fan.

"Great use of the Tac Camera, It is indeed underrated. But be prepared to get shadowbanned, they will report you and you will get shadowbanned. what a pity," another added.

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Other popular comments joked, "Oh dear God, what have you done?" insinuating that this could become meta and others will adopt it too. The original poster also joked that the death comms are hilarious, with hackusations being quite common.

Still, if you do fancy some fun and free kills on public SnD matches, this is one of the more entertaining methods to winning rounds.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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