In a new interview with PlayStation LifeStyle, Infinity Ward’s Multiplayer Project Director Jordan Hirsh confirmed that quickscoping is in fact possible to do in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. He did caution, though, that it is not easy to actually do so.

Quickscoping is possible. I wouldn’t say it’s easy! Most of the sniper rifles are balanced to be a difficult one-shot kill. So you have to get a headshot in order to get that one-shot kill, (especially) quickscope. So it is a possibility.

He stated that the sniper rifles in the game have been balanced in way that makes it possible to get a one shot kill only with a headshot.

SOURCE: PlayStation LifeStyle



      • Not nearly as small as you think and they are very loud and passionate to boot. Ask Vahn wat happened to him with he took away the DSR’s ability to get a quad feed without a collateral back in BO2… I’ll give u a clue, it wasn’t pretty haha

        • Wasn’t pretty you say, is that why quickscoping has been all but completely taken out of every COD since BO2? I am not a QSer but could QS easily in BO2. The QS community has very little voice that matters in COD. COD is completely geared towards pro players now (and I do not agree with that either), but Vondy has even stated there is little to no place for the casual gamer in COD. You think Vahn really cares about QSers crying about a quad feed over the money he is making off supply drops from little kids having their parents credit cards.

  1. As long as bullshit like the Drakon doesn’t exist, I wouldn’t worry too much.

    Here’s to hoping they don’t use aim assist as a balancing factor though.

    • If I was sniping that close, I would be better off throwing my 15kg rifle at his face ala Superhot.

      Quick scope? More like AHHHH eyeball in my scope due to recoil!!

      • I always found that trickshotting shyt to be dumb as fuk myself. How many times have i caught myself telling random squeakers on my team to stop fuking around, take out a reg gun and help me take these damn flags lol

        • Now you understand why I want the clans gone from YouTube for good. All they do is make CoD more cancerous. In MW2 they’d noob tube until there was one player left where he set-up, and they extended the amount of time so that everyone who died had to wait. Yeah, screw them, I hope they get what’s coming to them in IW and CoD 4. Enough is enough, they’ve done nothing for this franchise other than making themselves get 3+ million subscribers on YouTube (FaZe).

  2. Finally!!! Quick scoping is what has completely ruined some past COD’s (especially MW3) to the point where it’s almost unplayable. It’s not as bad in BO3, but I’m glad they’re finally taking some proactive measures to prevent it.

    • BO2’s DSR/Ballista + aim assist was where it was at its worst. Quickdraw + aim assist combination in MW3 was about as bad.

    • Can you explain why it ruined the game? I’ve never understood that at all. I loved it in MW1/2!! 360 quickscope to the face was great when you pulled it off.

    • Quickscoping haters are usually noobs. You always think of sniper rifles as overpowered guns. Well they are not. They have the best damage,ok, but that doesn’t mean they are overpowered. They lack speed(between each bullet) mobility,fire rate(except semiautomatic ones,which are like assault semi automatic guns with scope),they don’t have large magazines like SMGs,LMGs or ARs and they suck at close range battles. You kill one guy with the sniper and die by a pistol before your next bullet’s ready. Sniping needs lots of skills and people can’t understand that because they have never tried quickscoping. And because some stupid noob kids like you always lose by snipers accuse snipers for losing? Well firstly try sniping without camping and you will see that sniping is indeed too difficult even in BO2 and then cry about you being noobs. Stupid kids. And Activision listens mostly to your complains. That’s why COD is getting ruined over the years,not because of the snipers. Go play battlefield if you hate snipers,morons

      • Um… I’ve sniper, exactly how you told everyone to snipe. Even in Black Ops 2. And it’s easy. It’s ungodly easy. Only game that it’s actually hard in I’d Black Ops 3. Aim assist was EVERYTHING for most quickscopers

        • You start popping people with consistent quickscopes, people will,notice and go after you. Smoke grenades and cold blooded are the best counters but no,one wants to have to change it up and try to head after you via obvious flank routes.

      • Dude stop being a super apologists. COD is being ruined by snipers because everyone can do it. It isn’t difficult. The games are supposed to be fun but it’s not when the other team is quick/no/jump sniping while your own team is doing the same. It isn’t terribly uncommon to not finish games anymore because time runs out before the score limit is reached. What’s even worse is the sniper virus has contaminated all of the game modes. Objective games have become TDM; people don’t play the objective. They’re trying to get 360 jump snipes. Sniping used to take skill. If snipers would camp then you would take them out(THAT’S WHAT SNIPING IS! Snipers do not run around the battlefield quick scoping. They stay in an area and take out targets from afar. This game isn’t being ruined from people complaining about snipers. It’s being ruined from people trying to snipe more and more. There is a reason people play Battlefield; you can’t quickscope. Sniping takes serious skill on that game. If you’re really that good at sniping then try your hand in battlefield. If a 8 year old can consistently quick scope then (1) it’s easy, (2) it takes minimal talent, and (3) it’s simply ridiculous. Just play the game. COD stop placating the ignoramus snipers and snipers play the game the correct way. If this trend keeps up then COD has very little chance of remaining the king of FPS games. Other games are recognizing this and adapting to what most people like about FPS games: having fun while killing people. You need both elements.

        • Actually i dont give any pissed craps about shitty tournaments. I play COD for fun. If you’re into the mlg shit, then you look more like a retarded scumbag than you look like an idiotic brat. Have fun wasting your time bleeding your eyes in shit like that, because well, your life is garbage. Dood’s melting on his seat, fuckster.

    • Hate to break it to you, but there are shitloads of quickscopers in the beta. Game sucks too. Ghosts all over again.

    • He’s playing a limited Alpha version. Full balancing is normally not complete until after Beta with most games.

      Also Note: “Most of the sniper rifles” does have a “Most” in it.

  3. I don’t believe it until I get hands on it myself. Definetly gonna try this out in the beta. Hopefully the got the Intervention in the beta build.

  4. I might be by myself on this but that is BS. One shot kill only with a head shot. Fart noise! I could understand marksman rifle but not a true sniper rifle.

  5. hmmmm he said MOST of the snipers rifles not ALL of them…. i hope there will be atleast one sniper able to 1 shot 1 kill plsssss

  6. Nah, I’m not buying it from these cucks. Back in Ghosts they said the same crap and turned it out to be the opposite. It’s going to happen again, and quickscoooopes will still be easy like it has been

    • At least this time round they’re saying it’s still possible rather than saying “Quickscoping is gone” like with Ghosts lol.

        • You can still quickscope since it’s the same engine, just that you won’t get as many kills while quickscoping, unless you’re good at getting headshots.

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    • Right, but on top of the typical nerfed ADS, bullet spread and aim assist mechanics they are also claiming to have removed the body multipliers typically placed chest up or waist up as well. If that is true, that is a real big problem to those that enjoy sniping, especially quickscoping. Since quickscoping is a hybrid between ADS and hipfire its going to be extremely difficult to precisely land a semi-hipfired shot without getting a hitmarker since that shot would have to hit a very specific part of the body to be lethal. Im typically annoyed by snipers but even i can see this as unfair especially if the TTK across the regular, much easier to use guns is fast like typical Infinity ward fashion. Theres probably going to be at least one high damage DSR, SVG, Intervention type sniper that people will end up flocking to almost exclusively tho. It wont be long till the other snipers suffering from these added nerfs get buffed to be more in line with a typical COD sniper rifle. I really dnt see this lasting beyond the 1st few patches, we all know the sniping community will flood these devs with death threats till it gets fixed if they have to lol

    • They are so much wrong if they do that (headshots only for 1 shot kills for snipers). Quickscoping is hard even with 1 shot kills from the waist up. And there are millions of quiscoping fans. If they ‘kill’ quickscoping,they ‘kill’ this COD. Quiskscoping is a part of the game. It’s not real of course but COD is a game,not reality. Learn the difference you retarded sniping haters

        • Why not retort his argument in a coherant way and try to see his point, instead of throwing out curse words. There’s no need to externalize your inner hatred for yourself.

          • You’re actually moronic. Spewing blind hate isn’t the best retort to an argument buddy. Where’d all the rage come from? Daddy abuse you when you were younger? Anyways, theres no need to become so heated over quick scoping. Its hard to do effectively, and only annoying when youre a terrible player who cant outgun a sniper from close range.

          • Hmm, I don’t think I was hating, merely questioning something. Also, take your green text out of her kiddy. Quick scoping ISNT a problem, face it.

          • I never said quick scoping is a problem. This is why you’re fucking retarded. I don’t care if QS is in the game or not. What I hate is when developers say something and it turns to be a lie and the complete opposite come the final game. Don’t fucking lie, just say “yeah QS in the game”

            I swear I feel CI is full of retarded kids

  7. I never thought of quick scoping as bad.. maybe it’s just me but I feel like ANY mildly realistic sniper rifle would one shot and the fact we are now in the apparent “future” makes no sense that no one would’ve developed a sniper rifle that could one shot anyway. The fuck is your deal IW. P.s I’m shit at quick scoping so no I’m not a 420 blaze it quick scope dick rider .

  8. All the footage shows players getting 1sk without headshots. That said, quickscoping in CoD4 was more of a challenge than other games in the series. There’s no perk for faster ads in the original. Some skill is required to do it effectively.

  9. Wait, so snipers only get one shot kills if its a headshot? That’s really annoying. I am not a quickscoper, but that seems unfair given the time between a shot in a bolt action rifle. Hopefully they tweak it for chest and above because sniping in these past games have been really not as useful. Just my opinion though!

  10. I doubt that this will be true in the full game release because it would take that many players away and not do good at all with sales.

  11. watching footage of enemies simply whip their sniper in my general direction and score a one-hit-kill despite the barrel of their gun being pointed at the ground – that takes me out of the action about as severely as bruce willis would’ve if he’d suddenly turned away from hans gruber and started singing christmas carols into the camera.

  12. quickscoping…lol…where you get the kill even though the replay cleaely shows the shot missed…guess you can call it a “skill” to get a kill without actually hitting your target…real sniper rifles are 6 feet or more…even in the future you won’t be able to swing them around like a wiffle ball bat

  13. not easy…. Its CoD on console ,the insainly easy Aim Assist and Target Assist.. Of course its fucking easy. In fact its harder to miss than to get a hit on CoD these days.

    • You do realize Aim assist is strictly for zombies and campaign, right? It says so right next to the option. “Will not affect multiplayer”

  14. I like how people simply thinking quick scoping is some willy nilly thing that anyone can pull off all the time.

    Close quarters and fast paced is the name of the game here. If people want snipers to do real sniping, stop giving numerous ways to detect a sniper. Bullet streams, neon lights on our characters, designated sniping points where EVERYONE scans.

    Not to mention the insanely accurate ARs and even SMGs that counter snipers because of the flinch.

    And in BO3, you get booted if you stay still too long.

    So wtf are snipers supposed to do?

    • Not to mention boost jumping and sliding with no aim assist ONLY on snipers. Which is incredibly difficult to hit. Not everyone is Faze or D Kross.

  15. Quick Scoping isn’t easy. The people that complain about quick scorers and how they ruin the game just like guns that take no skill to use. My dog using his paws could get kills with a smg or assault rifle. Quick Scoping absolutely takes skill to know exactly where to scope for that one shot kill. They always try to stop us or need everything about snipers because people complain when they die. You suck so get over it.

  16. Sorry, after playing the beta and seeing map after map plagued with players quickscoping the couldn’t be more wrong.

  17. Looking back at this after playing the beta…all i gotta say is BULLSHIT! YOU CAN GET KILLED BY LITTERALY GETTING BODY SHOTTED!

  18. Literally everyone on this page who is against quickscopiong plz go watch 9lives on youtube. He has more ghost content than any other cod content he has up on the channel. also he quickscopes in bo1 without aim assist. every theroy about how qsing is cheating has been debunked on his channel.

  19. Having just played the beta and dying more from Sniper Rifles than any other weapon, I’d like to confirm that this article is just bullshit haha.