David Vonderhaar has revealed on Twitter that the Riot Shield will not be available in multiplayer in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.


There’s no indication as to why they decided to remove it, but it may have to do with the riot shield not working too well with the new movement system.

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  • The first disappointing news from BO3 MP i’ve heard…shame.

    • *Furst. -_-

    • Brad of Duty

      Actually one of the best pieces of news I’ve heard about bo3 MP

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      You must LOVE crutches and ruining everybody’s experience.

      • Nah. Strapped one in my back for CTF and Uplink. Nothing sucks more than getting shot and killed from behind while carrying the flag/uplink drone

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Then you were among the rarity. BO2 was full of Worm Squirmers. They broke the game.

    • SuperImpact

      Himouto! Umaru-chan?

      • Kirie-chan, yea :3

        • SuperImpact

          Is this anike worth watchin?

          • Uh…sure. I liked it.

  • The Flash

    i think theres the zombie shield but thats probably it

  • Meh, less campers, I don’t mind that.

    • I…actually liked strapping one on my back so I don’t get shot at from behind in CTF and Uplink. They could just have made them unplantable…

      • Sam Christopher Hamer

        Noob

      • Skillreks

        there are no riot shields in AW

        • CrazyWolf

          Wanna bet?

        • wat

        • Tuby

          Havnt play aw then. Lost your sweg

        • Kobrah

          Yes there is…?

        • Cj

          ?then you have never played aw

      • Deadly Ed

        Haha, you idiot, You can still get shot from behind 😉

        • Deadly, it makes it significantly more difficult to kill a guy thats boosting around and all you have to hit is their feet.

          • Pretty much this. It worked wonders in AW

    • VAM

      Run and Gunning is not a preferred style for everyone and to say that is how everyone should play is borderline communism. Ill never understand the modern cell phone generation of gamers that for some reason just cant be patient and slow down their game play tactics to DEAL with a camper. OMG YOU CAMPER! Dies again. EFFIN NOOB CAMPER! Complainer runs back in gets killed. OMG YOURE LAME! How about STOP running in their like a monkey on heroin? Let someone else go in and distract or …wait for it…THROW A DAMN NADE IN THERE!

      • Ok then. You definitely have a strong opinion about how campers are perceived in call of duty. I understand where you are coming from, but the reason I brought up the idea of less campers is because they are disliked in this community; they are looked down upon. We all have our own thoughts and opinions on various aspects of the game, and that’s normal. I was just speaking for the majority, and voicing my opinion. No need to get all salty man.

        • VAM

          Ok sir, “the reason I brought up the idea of less campers is because they are disliked in this community; they are looked down upon.” – So a minority should always be given more problems than what they are already perceived as by the majority? I wasn’t actually trying to be “salty” ( whatever that means, assuming it is some modern lingo I am unaware of atm ).

          Let’s look at some plausible reasons why a player in this game would “camp”.

          1. Older player : I have met players upwards in their late 50s to mid 60s that play these games. They never lead the team in kills but enjoy the game. They lack the superior reflexes of a 23 year old bro hopped up on red bull and mountain dew.

          2. Disabilities : Color blindness for example. In this game I put a thermal scope on any gun that allows it for the simple fact that I can’t see enemies sometimes at long range and further distances. A guy on my friend’s list has ONE arm to play the game. He has to find a spot, sit there and basically pretend he’s a turret.

          3. Mobile / Tactical Camper : Probably the most “accepted” camper in an FPS. This player Will hard camp an area, such as a choke point and move to either a whole new area on the map or just a slight spot away from his current spot.

          4. And / Or 1., 2., and 3. above.

          BONUS comment in YOUR defense, against campers : Camping players can just play domination where it is accepted 95% of the time. The only problems with this though, is the you can’t and shouldn’t be able to tell another player what mode they HAVE to play and sometimes only TDM is the only mode with enough players for a game.

          • lol you are very serious about this matter. I was just messing around being all serious and shit. We all have our own opinions, it’s simple. Ours just don’t line up. 😉

          • VAM

            True true. You do realize that even though people can have different opinions, there IS actually such thing as a wrong opinion. One of the reasons CoD is so bland these days is because the majority of the community makes this religion that you HAVE to run around and you HAVE to shoot mano-e-mano. Eventually since that is you and many others’ opinions on how the game is “SUPPOSED” to be played that is ALL you will have in the game.

            That will be fine for years. One day you will go “Man whatever happened to those sneaky knifing players that used to try and run around covertly getting knife kills from stealth?” You see, eventually THOSE guys will be ostrichized too. Thats how it always happens. Then the automatic weapons users get condemned. Then snipers. See what Im saying?

  • DaMadOne

    No more TMNT running around. Great news!

    • Prostidude

      I honestly like stapling one on to block flanks.

  • Thank goodness. I couldn’t stand people that used those things. They were never used the way intended and became a trolling device. I’m glad to see Treyarch has taken them out of the game. I applaud ?

    • ccrows

      “They were never used the way intended and became a trolling device.

      ^ Hopefully IW will get the memo about Danger Close in 2016…

      • horrible

        Omg danger close is terrible people really have no skill what so ever they use danger close and noon tubes and call it a play style hahaha

        • VAM

          No wonder this game’s community is garbage. People wanting everyone to just grab a machine gun and run around the map. No variety. Campers, riot shields, danger close, wall leaning etc . I sincerely hope that one day people complain that automatic weapons are op and annoying and they get removed. See where I am going with this? It seems that all it takes is for a bunch of people to complain about something and it gets removed.

          What happens when YOUR favorite thing gets the axe?!

    • VAM

      They should also take out sniper rifles too….Seriously Alex that is a silly reason. “Never used the way intended?” How were they SUPPOSED to be used?

      • You’re only 6 months late on the reply, but I always felt the Riot Shield was meant as a means for support. Instead players would camp in corners and throw C4. Or they’d trap teammates in corners. It wasn’t the way the Developers intended the Shield to be used and that is why it was removed. Here is a video of what I mean. This is Infinity Ward developers showing how the Riot Shield was meant to be used [https://youtu.be/V4PMRFkx07g]

        • VAM

          Well yeah I know about those crappy things. But, vote kick? Leave the server? Surely everyone isnt doing that at the same time. Not an excuse to remove it. People that didnt like the shield can easily say they are glad. How would they like it, if their favorite thing theyve used for years for taken out?

          • If it doesn’t fit the game then it shouldn’t be there. That’s why Noob tunes are finally gone. That’s why whenever something is in one COD and is removed in the next it’s because the community and the developers realize it is not needed nor does it have place in the game they are making. Things come and go. Whether it’s better or for worse.

          • VAM

            Appreciate the mature, elaborate reply. Unlike some of these people here…Also noob tubes are NOT “gone”. You can still carry one around but it has only 2 shots, is woefully inaccurate and if you die after firing the rocket , most of the time the rocket just vanishes. As for the shield being hard to use in blops 3 because of the added mobility… look at shotguns. You have to get really close without mods on the weapon just like the shield in that regard.

          • Well, I was talking about under barrel launchers or weapons like the Thumper, China Lake or MDL. As for free fire rockets, I feel they shouldn’t be in the game. Doubt they’ll ever leave COD. There’s been one in every COD since 2003. Haha.

  • Ak74u

    Nice change. riotshields + trophy system + claymores/ C4 was campers strategy

    • ccrows

      But it was so easy to counter though.

      Black hat for the Trophies, and then C4 when they were gone.

      I used to love throwing “Crack packs” at guys that didn’t know what to do after their trophy systems were hacked… 😉

      • Underdog BO1 FTW!

        people like you should die. seriously, telling us to waste our points

        • Fuckin’ savage, damn…

        • ccrows

          Where did I ever tell you to waste points? All I did was give a scenario of how to counter.

          and what’s with the hostility? lol

          ^ Sounds like somebody is having a case of the Mondays… 😉

        • ItzSikh

          not wasting when you could use it as knowledge so why don’t you do us all a favour and PISS OFF!!

  • Dr. Salim

    I’ve never, ever liked shields in CoD.

    • Siftblade

      The only thing I liked them for was to show off camos and emblems 😛

  • Greasy Neckbeard

    Am I the only one that liked the riot shields? I used to use them with tomahawks

    • ccrows

      I liked them.

      ^ People that used them were easy kills, plus you didn’t have to worry about being shot in the back afterwards.

      Meh whatever, but if it cuts down on trolling then (overall) it’s good for the game…

      • Itd be hard to troll using them now because of the boosting anyway.

        • ccrows

          I 100% agree that it was mainly used for trolling, and I’ve never had a riot shield class in ANY COD game.

          Also just to clarify my comment above, I liked them ONLY because they were easy kills, plus you got the free backpack bonus afterwards… 😉

          • VAM

            Please explain to me how they were used in “trolling”?

    • jooker-jr

      I’m the one who still uses the shield in AW.

  • Joshwoocool

    That is a shame

    • Brad of Duty

      Lmao riot shields are for retards

      • Joshwoocool

        That is not true

        • Brad of Duty

          Let me expand: retards, trolls, annoying children, crybaby trickshotters c

          • Joshwoocool

            Next time try giving a real reason instead of claiming “if Person uses ABC then they are a XYZ”.A Person I was Tweeting to on Twitter Gave this response “Riot Shields broke Search & Destroy and is a general nuisance to players who wanted to play the game more seriously.” and “Cowards in S&D would hide behind a Riot Shield, have Fast Hands and
            chuck C4, use NoobTubes, have Danger Close and ruin S&D.”.Now that is a Legit Gripe about shields

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            That was Jordan, who is also on this site. He was correct. Riot Shields did nothing for the game other than create campers and annoying trolls. Worm Squirm was broken. Good riddance.

          • goodjobman

            way to effectively pull hasty generalization and a strawman. bravo.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            What are you talking about? They objectively ruined the game.

          • jordanxbrookes

            That “Person” on Twitter was me FYI.

          • Joshwoocool

            I know

          • jordanxbrookes

            Klkl.

  • Lost a purchase

    • DEMOLITION12

      and they lost a retard

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        One less game ruiner to worry about.

        • using a weapon they put in the game ruins the game?

          • William Foster

            The way people used the shield ruined the game

          • ccrows

            Sadly the COD community will usually find a why to ruin new items, so they get removed.

            ^ Then the community cries later on about (lack of) innovation…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Yeah, it does, because they abuse it. If you’ve seen people who abuse Worm Squirming, you’d understand where I’m coming from.

          • lol. idk what worm squirming is. but yeah, when its abused, it does ruin it.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            It just means players who camp behind Riot Shields. They basically just abuse the Riot Shield’s planting feature by planting the Shield in high-traffic areas with equipment and overpowered LMG’s. It was annoying, hence my excitement for them being gone.

          • VAM

            LMG’s too?! Lmg is powerful when you control an area with it. Try to run and gun with one and let me know how it works out for you. Once again, I am being dead serious. You try to r&g with an lmg and get caught at medium or closer range and you will be dead before you ADS unless the other guy is clueless.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I’ve seen players run and gun with LMG’s all the time. No matter what distance, they’re extremely overpowered. I’d be happy if they were gone, because they have no reason to exist in a video game unless you’re some camper prick.

        • VAM

          You and demolition would be the game ruiners, with you rules on how someone should play a game they paid money for. Only an ADHD kiddie that works at Taco Bell , smokes too much pot and quit in 8th grade ( after being in Jr High 4 years ) doesnt know how to deal with a shield user.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Except I’ve made similar arguments for people who paid money. Are you stupid? Maybe just a troll. ADHD kiddie working at Taco Bell that smokes too much pot can’t beat a Riot Shield user? Do you proofread your stupid comments before you stupidly post said stupid comments?

            We paid for a fun experience, and Riot Shields ruin said experience, end of. There’s nothing we could do about Riot Shield campers in Black Ops 2; you could at least teach me whatever magical methods you use against them, because as far as I’m concerned, they’re game-breaking. Unless you’re one of those Riot Shield game-breakers, your claim is invalid.

          • VAM

            Do YOU proof read YOUR stupid comments? The point I was making is a guy like that can kill a shield user which implies a normal good player can even easier.

            So it’s game breaking? Fair enough. I dont care too much for getting killed across the map by a 1 shot bolt action sniper rifle either. Can we get rid of that too then? You should read my list above on how to deal with a shield. Oh , I forgot …throw a damn sticky on it. Notice how you said, “As far as Im concerned.” That means its a personal opinionated preference, as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

            You paid for a fun experience? So did I and other players. Don’t worry though. Your attitude and belief system has already swayed even the dev to believe it. You can’t even camp a position any more without the game attempting to reprimand you for it.

            How would you like something that was added and stayed in several games up until this one and then it suddenly got taken away. With the new mechanics of boost jumping and moving, a shield guy would have an even harder time “trolling people” and owning. So now, YOUR argument is invalid. End of.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Except it’s nearly impossible to kill players who play like the worm. With all of BO2’s equipment and perks, yeah, it’s not easy to kill Riot Shield users. I’d equip a Riot Shield at times to get out of gunfights. It’s cheap, that’s why it’s not in BO3.

            The Worm’s method is definitely game-breaking. That’s the definition of an “exploit”. Pretty much everything we say is an opinion, and I’m confident enough to say that Riot Shields are game-breaking, and always were. I’m sure I could provide in-game evidence, but I’m honest about everything. In regards to the snipers, it’s annoying to get killed by a camper that you can’t see. It ruins everyone’s fun, which is the point of the game, and I couldn’t care less how “realistic” is is, because CoD’s not a simulator, just like how I think it’s fucking stupid when idiots that defend LMG’s try to explain that a 2-shot Gorgon is okay because it’s “realistic”. Don’t even get me started on BO2’s LMG’s, what were they thinking, and how did Vonderhaar think that it was even remotely balanced?

            You’re acting pretty stupid. Your logic fails; some players spend that overpriced $60 price for Multiplayer alone, so yeah, even though I can smell your stupid sarcasm from a mile away, consumers have every right to bitch. It’s NOT fun when I can’t beat a Riot Shield user, and/or snipers/LMG’s. I have the same opinion about campers and quickscopers. When I can’t do anything about it, it’s a problem.

            I don’t give a shit about those people, *because they shouldn’t have fucking exploited Riot Shields in the first place*. If they had a legitimate excuse, in which they don’t, then I’d be on their side, but they asked for it. What morons asked for Riot Shields to come back? You? And, no, Riot Shield “trolls” would be just as deadly in buildings and choke points, so no, once again, your statements are invalid. End of.

          • VAM

            See there you go again. “Idiot”, “Moron”, etc. You are the ultimate stereotypical CoD player bro. Read your own comment to yourself but this time say it out loud : “When I can’t do anything about it, it’s a problem.” Why can’t you do anything about it?! I’ve already listed off the top of my head a several comments above on how to deal with a shield guy. Just exactly how long have you been playing this game? Better yet, the entire CoD series from the first one? I’m being serious.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            “See there you go again. “Idiot”, “Moron”, etc. You are the ultimate stereotypical CoD player bro” Uh… Yeah, that’s pretty hypocritical of you, because I’m pretty sure you’ve said the same thing. I think your logic is stupid, what do you want me to do? Sugarcoat it? Lie about it?

            Beating Riot Shield users isn’t something you can magically do, because they’re designed to be impossible to kill. You could even put it on your back so that you don’t need to deal with bad spawns, and I briefly used it as a method against quickscopers in Black Ops 2. Nobody wanted shields back for a reason, they have no counter.

            I’ve been playing the franchise since CoD4.

    • Brad of Duty

      You won’t be missed

    • Over a Riot Shield? You’re kidding, right?

      • Yeah I was, been a Charlie Intel commenter since MW3. Was interested to see the responses. Nice to see the community has gone to shit.

        Although I will miss the ol’ shield.

        • Alrrrrighhhhty then

          And please spare me and everyone else the whole bullshit “oh, the community has gone to crap” speech. It’s the internet, come on.

          • ccrows

            If you’ve been with CI since day 1 versus now, CI was night and day (much) better back then.

            Yes, I’ve been here since the summer of 2011, and please spare me the whole “It’s the internet crap” speech, cuz Gamefaqs has recently flipped the script with CI.

            ^ Why? Because Mods on GF finally stopped putting up with the trolling BS over the past year, and (Real talk here) Keshav is too busy with college to give a F***.

            And I’m not hating on Keshav, because I already did FT college + FT work (INCLUDING OVERTIME too BTW) AND oh yeah I had a GF on top of all of that too. <- Someone that I was serious with for 5 years,

            So yeah I get that Keshav is too busy to recruit help, and I also get why CI is now more of a "post an article and let the inmates run the asylum" comment section.

            Whatever, Maybe CI will eventually get back to the where it was in the past, or maybe not… *shrugs*

          • I have been here since the late MW3 days. Nothing has really changed. Its really not hard to ignore troll comments. Seriously, it’s the internet, if you can’t handle any type of negativity then maybe you shouldn’t be up here.

            At the end of the day, who gives a fuck?

          • ccrows

            “I have been here since the late MW3 days. Nothing has really changed.”

            Stopped reading right there. There wasn’t any Dolan talk, or people pressuring others to talk like Dolan too.

            Either you weren’t actually around back then, or you didn’t actually read the comments…

          • I was here, I just ignored the troll comments and paid no mind to them. So there is that, mate

          • Yeah it is the internet, but this community was something better before

          • Not really to me. I don’t see any difference from now and compared to three years ago.

          • I don’t think so, it’s much more toxic now in my opinion

          • I never paid attention to the trolls anyway.

          • I can tell you’re new around here. You’re part of the problem if you blame the internet for pathetic humans. There’s plenty of Forums and Subreddits with zero trolls or kids that say ‘fag’ ‘retarded’, etc. Charlie Intel was perfect for 4 years. Past year and a half it’s gone to shit, and all the veteran commenters are gone (except myself of course)

          • I’m not new here at all. I actually been here since the MW3 days. So you’re very much wrong there.

            Everywhere I been on the internet, there is always some negativity, and if you can’t handle any type of negativity on the internet, you just need to get fuck out then.

            If you don’t know how to ignore trolls what so ever on this site or any site for that matter, then you’re part of the problem because your heroic bullshit speech about how the “community has gone downhill ” isn’t doing anything but feeding them.

            At the end of the day, I really don’t give a fuck. So by all means, continue with your bullshit comments

            Oh, and one more thing, don’t act like you’re any fucking better than these trolls, because your OP was literally a troll comment to get an reaction from people.

          • Sound more pathetic with each post. Like I said before, you’re part of the problem. Not going to feed you anymore, alrighty fat enough as is.

          • With your original post and that reply you just shitted out, you have no room to call anyone pathetic.

        • ccrows

          100% agree that CI is no where as chill near as MW3 days around here. :'(

          Seriously nobody pressured others to talk like Dolan. No “You’re an idiot” if somebody disagreed with you. Just one nice civil community.

          Now there’s too many cliques, and it’s turning more and more into a Youtube comment section… 🙁

          • LovekillerX

            Funny thing is that there are people upvoting him who are making this place more worse than before.

          • Guywithbrains

            You are so right. People who speak dolan language (old joke by the way) should not upcote that comment…

          • LovekillerX

            Indeed! Take my upvote!

          • ScOott

            Y nut ?

          • ScOott

            That’s your opinion, I was here before you, I could say this place was better before you and Guywothbrains became a tag team.. Which for me it was..

          • Guywithbrains

            So trolling is having opinion in minority? This community sometimes…. also of course you liked CI before us because now someone (me at least) is putting stop to your nonsense, trolling (dolan) and especially your disrespectful tune in your comments.

            I’ll ignore you and downvote you if it is necessary (if you try to start yet another argument and this time about facts).

          • LovekillerX

            That is what I did and I don’t regret it. I suggest you to do the same and consider talking to him after he learns some manners. I’m not feeling insulted I just realized that it is pointless to talk to stubborn guy who keeps turning his jacket all the time when it is about his own advantage.

          • ScOott

            My comments have become disrespectful.. Because I have no respect left for you .. I never agree with wiily fredo but I respect him 100 percent because he speaks the truth if I agree or not same with other people .. You two make the same comments telling everyone who doesn’t like a.w that they can’t play it

            And then u bring up the cod cycle every other article .. And when I say “I love bo2 when it came out n I didn’t hate it near The end of the cycle same with u with A.W so the cod cycle is b.s u ignore me and carry on speaking shit in the next article and take nothing on bord

            You argue with me for no reason, you seen me and Lovekiller talking the other day, you jumped in to defend him, and for 45 minutes you didn’t even know what we was talking about you had to stop half way through talking to me to ask what it’s about lol .. I mean come on that’s pathetic sticking up for someone and you haven’t even read the convo..

            You have to earn respect, try listning to people and stop this stupid double act u have Going on .. I’m not trying to start an argument I’m just saying I prefered this place before ..

          • Yeah I don’t even recognize any of the veteran commenters from the MW3 days, or even the BOII/Ghosts Days. I’d say past year and a half the community died. CI shouldn’t have removed the forums, never sure why they did, but it kept the community active during Ghosts

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      Might as well kill yourself while youre at if no shield upsets you. Fucking fag.

    • ItzSikh

      you can still troll with active camo. P.S im also part of the cod trolling community

      • I didn’t use it to Troll. It’s just been my signature weapon since MW2. The Riot Shield is a part of CoD. It was also a really popular prop to use in private match mini-games (Especially in BOII)

  • Brad of Duty

    Best news in awhile goodbye annoying shield fags!

    • VAM

      Anyone that thinks its difficult to kill a player with a shield needs to go play minesweeper.

  • Most likely it’ll return to Zombies only.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    PRAISE THE SUN

    • The hell? 😐

      • ben wills

        People just post gifs for upvote bait

        Sometimes it… really doesn’t work

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Precisely.

    • Prostidude

      Honestly should have put a supersain thing there instead. Would have made a little more sense.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        A what thing? Super Saiyan?

  • Guest

    Damn, I loved killing them in Ground War with a C4 or Semtex stick. Oh well, still got you knife only guys to feast on.

  • Baldmanz_RAGE

    You can have them but don’t give them the ability to be planted. Done!

  • Jay Evan

    While i did think the Riot shield was practical, it was also very annoying, both to use yourself or fight against. Good Move, Treyarch

  • nathan ramsey

    Thank fuckin god I hate those sons of bitches, fuckin pussies

  • Yes

  • Ryumoau

    I used to love the riot shield in MW2 but haven’t really bothered using it since then. So i won’t miss it. lol

  • Michael Romo

    NOOOOOOOOOO. WHY VONDY?!? THAT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF BO2!

  • Mick

    Looks like the worm squirm ain’t working this year boys… Gone but not forgotten.

  • Trinityvitaliaty

    Did anyone hear the news how turtles will be extinct this november.

  • Dave

    It would be great if there weren’t any target finders too. Make it more of a challenge on both ends.

    • VAM

      Nah. Its future technology. Without cool stuff like that its just the same CoD with different guns. Also, that might SOUND cool for you, but some players such as myself have disabilities or conditions that make it harder to play. So because someone has such a problem they shouldnt be allowed to play? They put things like target finders in there not just for the time period fiction but also to help players with slower reflexes for example.

      Lastly, a target finder would be cheap if everyone couldnt use it. This is not the case. You can use it too.

  • While I never cared for shields in Call of Duty, I have to say, it was fun when it was introduced in Modern Warfare 2 because it was new and different for the COD series at the time, and it was even fun in Modern Warfare 3. However, beyond Modern Warfare 3 is when I think the Riot Shields ran it’s course.

    • Prostidude

      xD this is a call of duty forum. Might as well be 4Chan. No one wants to see your personal love life. So them long ass personal stories funny at. Stop trying to be noticed by senpai.

      • What the fuck are you talking about?

        • Prostidude

          xD do you not know the definition of a troll? You can ask Scott, Jordan, and Juses. Ever since I came on this site, I’ve been trolling everyone.

          • I’m fully aware. Your trolling literally makes no sense tho. Step up your game, mate.

      • ScOott

        Wut the fook, prostidude? :-/

    • jordanxbrookes

      That’s quite true. Never had an issue with them in MW2 or MW3, only with Black Ops 2 and Ghosts.

  • Prostidude

    Good for the reason of less “nubs”, but I liked strategically placing it on my back for protection.

    • Guywithbrains

      It worked pretty well if you were using a shotgun class for example. That being said I would have liked if they reworked it instead of removing riot shields from multiplayer. For example they could have made riot shield user much slower and unable to plant shields.

      • Ryan Collewijn

        maybe something for a future specialists class like a juggernaut armed with a rocket launcher and shield

  • jordanxbrookes

    Riot Shields broke Search & Destroy. Every time there would be some shit players with a Riot Shield/C4/Fast Hands/ Loadout forcing me to wear Flak Jacket/Blast Shield. Good riddance.

    • Prostidude

      Your thinking of that ancient ass game ghosts. So yeah please don’t give me cancer by saying fast hands and c4 together.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Wasn’t just Ghosts, happened a lot in Black Ops 2 too.

        • Prostidude

          True but you have to admit was more iminent in ghosts.

          • Yankeephil

            Being able to throw C-4 and explode mid-air started with BO2 and just continued in Ghosts. Thank god the C-4 can’t detinate till it’s on the ground in BO3

    • jooker-jr

      I’m sure there are other things that broke SnD.

  • GTA V

    Lol

  • ItzSikh

    R.I.P Shield Trolls you will not be missed.

  • MichiganerE

    Alls well that ends well.

  • LegitBedsheets

    Riot Shield
    B23R akimbo
    Flak Jacket
    Fast Hands
    Scavenger
    Tac Mask
    C4
    EMP

    Too bad I can’t use this loadout anymore.

    • Sweaty Juggernog Swamp

      Noob

    • ccrows

      So you were “that guy”… 🙁

      • ItzSikh

        i use to run
        shield
        2 c4’s
        flak jack
        tac mask
        scavenge
        fast hands
        tac insert
        miss the bo2 snd days :`(

        • Zack

          who uses tac inserts in snd lmfao

          • ItzSikh

            wait not tac insert i mean tac 40

  • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

    When you think about Riot shields just isn’t going to work effectively any more with how easily you can jump over or wall run to get behind someone.

  • Dwayne

    Less camping that is a good thing

  • Storm

    There is no riot shields….
    Wow go back to McDonald’s.
    It should be:
    “There are no”, in case you can’t figure it out

  • Kill Denied

    Zombie Gumballs have been leaked. http://imgur.com/a/hJ9YD

    • Yankeephil

      They were leaked months ago, mrdalekjd posted a video explaining what they all were

  • fires

    HOW THE HELL DO PEOPLE NOT MIND THIS? Man, fuck the cynicism, all people mention is how people camp, or just turtle – i miss when i can just run around with a shield, bashing people left and right, why cant they just modify it so you cant run overkill or something, or a specialist riot shield? i doubt the ballistic knife and crossbow are making a return too, 🙁

  • Aceshigh87

    Riot shields were fun when they were first introduced (I have a friend who played exclusively with one in MW2) but they’ve been getting progressively worse with every title. Be it the hit detection, the explosive options, or the ability to flat out jump over the person, in every game that has had them recently they’ve been a completely useless and frustration inducing gimmick.

    I for one am glad to see them go.

  • Sweaty Juggernog Swamp

    This is good. No more camping in corners in SaD.

    • Tuby

      Snd

  • Scales

    Shields are for noobs anyway

    • jooker-jr

      Just like assault rifles 🙂

  • Scales

    Sheild fags are dumb..junks are dumb

  • Scales

    The sheild s are amazing in Rainbow6 Seige beta and this game is gonna take over fps!

    • LLORT

      LOL! Rainbow 6 Siege is even more casual and dumbed down that Cod. You can see people through walls ffs it’s that easy

    • jooker-jr

      The shield in rainbow 6 seige is stronger than the BAL-27.

  • ItzSikh

    diz iz a sad tiem fer trlz

    • jooker-jr

      Nooooooooooooo

  • Mikey9835

    In the words of precious…

  • Ak74u

    36 more days till bo3! I can’t stop looking at the calendar 🙁

    • jooker-jr

      So close, yet so far.

  • I just can’t wait for the game to come out!! Pre-Ordered digitally yesterday I just pray that it all goes smoothly at midnight!!

  • Clash

    Assault Shield only made it in one of Treyarch’s games BO2. For all those that want to use it come to the dark side. Meaning Zombies.

  • There are

    You mean: “There are no Riot Shields in Black Ops 3 Multiplayer”. You know… because Riot Shields are not singular. Alternatively you could’ve said: “There’s no Riot Shield in Black Ops 3 Multiplayer”.

  • Good. Everybody remembers the super fun combo of riot shields and trophy systems in a room filled with campers daring you to try and come in while they rack up kills.

  • Digital_Veil_

    YEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!

  • Spodermen

    yuy

  • Who needs riot shields in a treyarch game when head glitch spots are at every corner

  • jooker-jr

    NO RIOT SHIELD ? This game will fail.

    • Why do you say that…

      • jooker-jr

        The shield is the most innovative thing in the history of gaming and entertainment.

        • Oh yeah… XD

          • jooker-jr

            But for real, I enjoyed playing the shield in every cod.

          • I only used it for trickshotting, I have very little experience with it otherwise.

  • GTA V

    Oh no this is a deal breaker. I mean unfinished multiplayer ok, no campaign on 360 cool, but no Riot shield? Smh ?

    • BrandonTr

    • jooker-jr

      THEY DON’T LISTEN TO THE RIGHT COMMUNITY.

  • Riskninja YT

    Well that killed the trolling community

  • Michael Romo

    But they were so much fun! I loved using emblems to put misleading messages on them so other players could be like “wtf?”

  • Mario Rivera

    Good, u only see these things when some1 is running a douchebag setup anyway.

  • Jessica Because

    At least I know I can take out the Hijacked 2nd Floor camper by spamming the 1st floor ceiling in BO2. I will miss those cheeky wallbanging good times.

  • shadowguy14

    FUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU TREYARCH!

  • ASAPVENENO.

    I’m pretty sure they removed it because of people worming. Because of them, we can’t counter quickscopers. They could have just removed the planting mechanic 🙁

  • VAM

    Stupid decision. There are lots of people such as myself that make “tank” classes to support their run and gun better reflexes team. Had i known it wasnt in the game I wouldnt have bought it. STOP PUTTING THINGS IN THE GAMES AND TAKING THEM OUT. Then putting them back in. Then back out. Black Ops 3. The future! Advanced war and weaponry but uh….we…cant like…LOOK around a corner anymore…..