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

  • StrongSquadPebbleSwords


    • Dr. Edward Richtofen


      • StrongSquadPebbleSwords


  • Brian

    “So you have to get a headshot in order to get that one-shot kill”

    Oh boy people aren’t going to be happy about this.

    • jfitz

      Those “people” are an extremely small portion of the community

      • imBATMAN

        And crybabies like you are the bigger chodes i mean portions

      • Mario Rivera

        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

        • jfitz

          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.

        • Gustavo Fring

          QS don’t belong on cod

    • BradyAlucard

      Let them be upset, they’re mostly kids anyway.

  • So there’s basically no point in quickscoping

    • Dr. Edward Richtofen


  • imBATMAN


    • Element115Will


      • imBATMAN

        prove me wrong

        • Brian


          • imBATMAN

            Obviously photo shopped do better next time scrub

          • Element115Will

            Loser. Mad that he is like 4th lol. Get gud.

          • imBATMAN

            I’m the loser? you guys keep trying to photoshop to say im not first

          • AntPlayz

            its not PS Lol…. U are just trying to hide it…

          • Suroz

            Juses is that u

          • imBATMAN

            no haha

          • bre

            he was actually first

          • StrongSquadPebbleSwords

            Thats me homie!

  • RdJokr

    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.

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  • TheDemonOfHate

    I thought quickscoping was dying off

    • CowChicken

      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!!

  • Jeremy Fenech

    So rip trickshotting?

    • BradyAlucard


      • Jeremy Fenech

        No :'(

        • Dr. Edward Richtofen


      • Mario Rivera

        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

        • BradyAlucard

          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).

  • TMZ Censored Me

    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.

    • BradyAlucard

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

      • Kid Cudders

        Quickdraw should be removed.

        This is the future. Not the old west.

        • BradyAlucard

          Gotta spend the customization point on something.

    • Marc Grierson

      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.

    • dmg016

      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

        • Chris Thrasher

          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.

      • Garet Kartchner

        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.

    • Ikr, quickscoping is stupid, especially in Pub.

      • SawG

        Especially in pub? Lmao kid, whats your gb rank even at? I doubt I seen you at one mlg bo3 tournament last year.

        • 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.

          • Mdew_abc

            You really are a complete dumbass arent you? you said “especially in
            pub” meaning you play public matches along with something else that isnt
            public matches. So by process of elimination you play public matches
            along with mlg tournament/ game battles. So you are the one who said you
            play mlg/gb’s so don’t get all on his case for saying exactly what you
            said. Cancer of the internet right here, easily triggered and immediatly
            resorts to “Idiotic brat, retarded scumbag” and other insults
            completely unprovoked.

          • No I mean that it is kinda ok to quickscope in mlg tournaments but not in public matches ya dumb fuck. Learn to get what others mean idiot retard. Cancer of your grammar knowledge right there, eat shit and die.

    • TheMaskedMan

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

      • TMZ Censored Me

        I noticed that too. So much for a one-shot kill is only good if it’s a headshot.

  • Beast Mode

    This is all lies..Go see how easy it is on Pamajs channel. Dude made a Montage of it in just 2 games…

    • Manamorphose

      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.

      • Beast Mode

        i guess being a sniper myself it just doesnt seem hard. i guess it could be hard for most.

  • FoxyTheDankPirate

    2 new weapons on bo3 Katana and shovel

    • you don’t need to tell anyone bud

  • FoxyTheDankPirate

    New weapons again…

  • Mick

    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.

  • BradyAlucard

    The way it should be.

  • ghosts sucks

    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.

    • Quickscoper Zen

      Exactly man…. but dont worry atleast we will be able to one shot one kill people on cod4 remastered..

  • Quickscoper Zen

    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

  • Cat

    It ain’t easy because its slow! *BA DUM – TSS!*

  • Jay Evan

    I would think it’d be as easy as MW3, seeing as QuickDraw and fore grip are available sniper attachments.

  • DeadZombieGaming 12

    Will we see people actually focusing on headshots now?

  • Honestly, they have been saying that quick scoping was nerfed since Black Ops 2. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Eddie Tupy

    quickscoping was only unbalanced in mw2

    • jordanxbrookes

      Then you clearly never played Black Ops 2 and MW3.

      • Eddie Tupy

        i have played all cods. BO2 was the most balanced game except for c4. MW3 was a bit weird though i admit.

    • Mario Rivera

      MW2 had alot worse things worry about than quickscoping. Besides with stopping power u can insta melt with a much easier to use fully auto gun that shoots at least 10 to 15 times faster than a sniper.

  • 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

    • jordanxbrookes

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

      • Oh right. I remember they said it was going to be removed completely even with quote about Infinite Warfare, i don’t believe it. It’s still going to be the same result lol

        • jordanxbrookes

          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.

        • Jay

          In my opinion quick scoping isn’t easy you have to think about it we are in the future of cod now not the past cod where it’s boots on the ground one thing I noticed is that in Iw u can only compete with certain guns in bo3 u can compete with every gun including snipers because of the new movement the gave snipers a good add time to counter the movement they should have done it in iw too if infinity ward wanted to stop quick scoping and have snipers snipe like tradional snipers then they should have went with traditional movement and went back to boots on the ground I’m a sniper and I know u guys can care less but it pisses me off that they keep trying to need the snipers because of people who have no experience with the sniper but keep getting killed by them it really does take skill to counter all the movements in the game bo3 did it right infinity ward did it wrong for nerfing snipers they basically said f the snipers so f them

      • Eden

        jordan how do I find you on here lmfao its @edencellent

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    • Name

      You weren’t buying it anyway you retard. How much is DICE paying you BTW?

      • Like $60,000 just to comment.

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          Where do I sign up?

        • Suroz

          fucking DICE shill

        • What the fuck? They pay you? They only send me free games.

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      • jordanxbrookes

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      • OpinionsAreFrownedUpon

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    • Mario Rivera

      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

      • Gustavo Fring

        You’re the typical problem player on COD. Grow up and get laid. QS = no skill

        • Speng

          Haha, you say it takes no skill but I’d love to see you do it and go positive.

    • dmg016

      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

      • If anyone is retarded is you because everything you just said made absolutely no sense. Kill yourself you stupid cunt.

        • Wertqwert

          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.

          • He has no argument because he completely misunderstood you stupid fuck. You’re just as retarded as he is. Kill yourself

          • Speng

            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.

          • >Hate isn’t the best retort for an argument
            >Does exactly that.

            Kill your shelf and quick scoping is not difficult at all. Are you fucking retarded?

          • Speng

            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

      • Gustavo Fring

        Good. Quickscoping is a cancerous problem on this game franchise

    • Fegasaruasㅤ

      Good job… they lied again lol

  • Yo mumma.

    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 .

    • Marc Grierson


    • this better be a joke

  • djml9

    I’d honestly rather have quickscoping than garbage snipers

  • Steve

    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.

    • That wasn’t the full game you do know that

      • Steve

        Yes. You do know that the gun mechanics remain the same, right? And its too late to change them since the game past the development stage

  • Peter Griffin

    Good. The sniper doesn’t need to be the best weapon in the game for all situation.

    • imBATMAN

      fuq off peter u turtle

  • 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!

  • Blue Jays OG

    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.

  • joey

    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.

  • Good.

  • billucf96

    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


    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.

    • Former

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

  • Chris Thrasher

    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?

    • Chris Thrasher

      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.

  • JKey

    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.

  • Maiko Rocha

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

  • ShiroSensei~

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

  • OpinionsAreFrownedUpon

    What a load of BS. I’ve been QS in the damn kneecap.

  • Christian Mungin

    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.

  • Pls one more reason i love IW, cuz quickscoping is retarded af.

  • Kyle Aldis

    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.

  • Kamren Zinzow

    Well this proved to be a lie LOL

  • Jacob

    Can’t everyone just accept that the cod games are always balanced snipers arnt OP lmg’s arnt OP their completely equal to any other guns it’s just for different peoples fighting styles and skills if cod had no guns like this it would lose atleases a quarter of it’s players and
    that’s millions lost by the companys