Although the latest patch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare made some updates to the 725 shotgun, the weapon is still too strong as more players are continuing to use the weapon in game, especially on Shoot House 24/7.
Infinity Ward’s Joe Cecot has confirmed on Twitter that they are still working on additional balancing updates to the 725 shotgun that will be released in the near future.
Cecot said on Twitter that they will still preserve to maintain the 725 as a viable weapon in Modern Warfare and not fully nerfing it into the ground and making is useless.
He even stated that they will not be removing the weapon from the game at all, and that they will continue to optimize and balance it to make sure it works in the game effectively with all other weapons.
Specifically, the changes to the weapon that are coming involves removing the long range one shot hit if all the pellets of the weapon hit the player. With this change, the weapon should be more balanced and focused within the shotgun ranges.
Stay tuned for updates.