Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Cancelled A “Badass” Feature At Last Minute

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Cancelled A "Badass" Feature At Last Minute

Call of Duty’s recent Modern Warfare multiplayer event gave focus to a number of the shooter’s new inclusions this time around, boasting exciting new match types and signaling the return of the mode’s satisfying Killstreaks. Though there looks to be plenty of content being introduced for the rebooted Call of Duty entry, there also appears to be some that didn’t make the cut at all, as recently revealed by developers at Infinity Ward.

In an interview with Prima Games, Modern Warfare devs Jeffrey Smith (Director of Multiplayer Map Design) and Mark Grigsby (Animation Director) revealed that one of the most prominent features to be cut was a mechanic called the “Buddy Boost.” Remaining in the game for a full year of development, the maneuver let players climb on each other with the goal of scaling walls–a helpful feature on paper that didn’t fully pan out in practice.

“[The Buddy Boost] was badass if it worked, but it’s really hard to get some random person to cooperate with you,” explained Smith. “You have to let somebody kind of climb up you and get you up and they would get up there. But if you’re the one sitting on the wall waiting in a really awkward squat position.”

Putting one’s digital life in the hands of a random user in multiplayer is almost surely a recipe for disappointment. Though, the Buddy Boost wouldn’t appear to favor the helping party either, as awkwardly lifting a fellow soldier could easily leave a player open to sudden enemy fire. The feature’s teamwork-based function does admittedly have great potential, but when considering all these unfortunate faults it’s easy to see why it eventually got the ax.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 25th.

What do you think? Would you have enjoyed using this feature in Modern Warfare, or do you think you’d have even more fun sniping all the Buddy Boosters on the battlefield? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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