Like with most online multiplayer games, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer needs some balance adjustments now that it's out in the wild. One of the most-requested changes for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer is in regards to the 725 shotgun, which many agree is overpowered in its current state. Infinity Ward has yet to come out and say that a 725 shotgun nerf is coming definitively, but the multiplayer co-design director has hinted as much.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer co-design director Joe Cecot responded to a clip on Twitter of streamer ChainFeeds showing just how overpowered the 725 shotgun is. In the clip, a player using the 725 shotgun is able to kill ChainFeeds from a considerable distance, which typically wouldn't be possible with shotguns in video games. Cecot replied to the clip with the eyeball emoji, indicating that the team is aware of the 725 shotgun complaints, and quite possibly hinting that a fix is on the way.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players will no doubt be happy with a 725 nerf, but it's not the only change that fans have been asking for since launch. Another change that many would like to see is the mini-map functioning more similarly to how it did in previous Call of Duty games. Right now, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare mini-map doesn't show enemy positions when they fire their weapons, which is something that has displeased certain members of the community.
👀— Joe Cecot (@JoeCecot) November 5, 2019
A rumor making the rounds claims that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be getting a big November update that will "overhaul" the multiplayer experience, which will supposedly include a change to the old style of mini-map. This is far from confirmed, but even if that big "overhaul" update doesn't come, fans can still expect Infinity Ward to make changes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with upcoming patches.
For the most part, Infinity Ward has been pretty quick to address bugs and other issues that fans have had with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare since launch. For example, it patched out the weapon charm glitch very quickly after it was discovered, and it has also added in some fan-favorite modes to public playlists, like Kill Confirmed. Even more updates will come to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in the future, so fans should stay tuned.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.