Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Is Getting A Third-Person Mode And It's Already Proving Controversial

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The upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 video game is creating a stir among its fans. A tweet showing a peek of third-person gameplay has received quite a bit of backlash. The new mode will be the first time since 2009 that the third-person perspective will be available in the renowned franchise.

Infinity Ward and publisher Activision recently confirmed that third-person was in fact making a return to the highly popular Call of Duty franchise. Third-person mode has not been seen in Call of Duty since the 2009 original Modern Warfare 2. Following a tweet from Call of Duty showcasing a glimpse of its return, some fans shared their dislike of the new mode making its way back into the game.

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While some players seem to be embracing the idea of adding third-person mode, others are concerned it will add to the number of campers within the game. Part of the issue is that with the third-person perspective, it is much easier to sit in a corner and spot opposing players approaching, before the opposition can see them. @TheOlden2000 remarked, "New advantage for campers now they can peek without rlly [sic] peeking."

Another aspect of the third-person mode that some do not seem to like, is the camera view changes to first person once you aim down sights. @JMaine518 responded, "Not a fan of the camera view going to first person when you aim down sights." He continued to say that it should instead stay in third-person, but then have another button to switch to first-person view if desired.

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Third-person will be available across multiplayer, as well as other modes within the game. Activision says there will be clearly defined playlists where third-person mode will be made available. An example is the mode being featured alongside "normal first-person" ones like Team Deathmatch and Ground War. If it does not have the third-person label, it is strictly first-person. So, if you are opposed to third-person play, there will be options where you won't have to deal with it.

If you are curious about the new third-person mode, and want to learn more about it, you can check out the third-person Strategy Guide on the Call of Duty website. The page gives details about how it is used, along with tips and suggestions while using it.