The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta is in full swing, and one of the hot topics players are discussing is the lack of dog tags on enemies, with many calling for the feature to return in the name of improving gameplay. visibility.
In previous Call of Duty titles, enemy players had their names in red above their heads, making it clear that they were not teammates but hostiles. That’s not the case in the Modern Warfare II beta, where players have reported regularly shooting at their own teammates due to it being unclear who is and who isn’t an enemy.
Although teammates have blue dog tags, they are difficult to analyze, especially in some of the darker areas of the game, making it confusing when trying to tell friend from foe. Those dark areas also make it hard to see enemies, something that enemy dog tags would help alleviate.
Players are confused if the lack of dog tags is intentional or some kind of mistake. There is an option in the game menu to show enemy markers in red, even though those markers do not appear in-game yet. However, judging from recent comments from Infinity Ward, it appears that the lack of enemy dog tags is a conscious choice and not a mistake.
Developer Infinity Ward alluded to the issue in a recent blog post about the changes coming to the Modern Warfare II beta for its second weekend, stating that it is “investigating more ways to visually differentiate enemies and allies outside of the game.” of the standard dog tags on opponents’ heads.” players.” No additional details were shared about what those new ways to tell enemies apart would be, with Infinity Ward indicating that more information will be forthcoming soon.
With changes to how perks work, the removal of dog tags, and new combat options like hanging on walls, Modern Warfare II players are finding that this latest entry in the series is looking to set itself apart from the rest. It came before, for better or for worse.
The Modern Warfare II beta returns today for all PlayStation users, as well as those who have pre-ordered on Xbox and PC. An open beta for all platforms will run from September 24-26.
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