MW2 players are begging Infinity Ward to nerf Riot Shield

Riot Shield is one of the most contentious weapons in MW2, and players are pleading with Infinity Ward to nerf it.

MW2 players beg devs to nerf Riot Shield

Riot Shields are universally despised because, when not in use, they essentially protect an Operator’s back from any damage. The constant presence of Operators wielding Riot Shields on Shipment has become particularly vexing. Because of the map’s close quarters environment, players will frequently encounter enemies with their backs turned.MW2 Riot Shield nerfUnfortunately, this type of advantage vanishes when the opponent’s shell nearly covers their entire back end. The shield’s stopping power becomes even more perplexing when armor-piercing rounds fail to penetrate it.

A large number of MW2 players have taken to Reddit to express their displeasure with this unwelcome trend. “The shield in its current form deflects damage in probably more than 1/4 of a player’s available hitboxes and has almost no drawbacks,” one post said of the Riot Shield’s capabilities.

Carrying a riot shield on your back needs to be nerfed from ModernWarfareII

“For people who only want to win, choosing a smaller hitbox with no drawbacks over some other crappy perk is a no-brainer,” they continue. As a result, it is unbalanced. Hundreds of comments on the same thread agree with the poster.

Hopefully, Infinity Ward and Raven Software will find a quick solution to fix this specific piece of equipment. However, based on how they’ve handled issues in the past, we may not see an immediate solution to this problem anytime soon.

About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
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Developer(s) Infinity Ward
Beenox (Remastered)
Publisher(s) Activision
Director(s) Jason West
Producer(s) Mark Rubin
  • Todd Alderman
  • Steve Fukuda
  • Mackey McCandlish
  • Zied Rieke
Artist(s) Richard Kriegler
Writer(s) Jesse Stern
Composer(s) Lorne Balfe
Series Call of Duty
Engine IW 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • macOS
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
Release Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

  • WW: November 10, 2009


  • WW: May 20, 2014

Campaign Remastered
PlayStation 4

  • WW: March 30, 2020

Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

  • WW: April 30, 2020
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer