Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling has revealed that Modern Warfare 2 will indeed feature akimbo weapons.Initially, the news came from Bowling’s Twitter – named FourZeroTwo – which“Just walked off stage. Crowd was amazing, went insane chanting ‘pick it up!’ when I stumbled over Dual-wield Deagles. lol – Akimbo confirmed.”Subsequent posts on the Modern Warfare 2 forums have confirmed and clarified this. The full story, according to a by Bowling:”Akimbo is NOT the perk in the new MP trailer this week.I was presenting a singleplayer mission at the GameCrazy show this morning on stage and happened to walk over a body that had Akimbo (dual wield side arm), therefore the icon for the weapon popped up on screen and the room went crazy with chants demanding I pick it up and use it.So I did.Happened to be dual Deagles. Now to calm some initial fears of ‘OMG! Overpowered!’. Akimbo is limited and balanced, just like EVERYTHING in the game. It’s limited to sidearms, harder to aim than standard and you can’t go ADS (aim down sights) since you have a weapon in each hand; Among other balancing techniques, so don’t freak out before you see it in action.It’s cool.”This was far from the last word, however. It was clarified a little later that “Side arm does not equal Pistol.””We’ve expanded every category quite a bit,” . “That doesn’t mean SMGs are now Sidearms, but it does mean we have more than just pistols as side arms. What else is included in the Sidearm category will have to remain a mystery for now.”More variety, then. For even more variety, check out the recently announced MadCatz . Then, fall to your knees and weep for the sake of your soul.
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