Many gamers who have played a Call of Duty game online have been left wondering why there are a few gamers that camp. While most gamers playing call of duty modern warfare 3 do not camp there is still one or two every few games that has a camper or two. But there are also several other reasons why there seems to be a few number of campers in Call of Duty. While call of duty games are built for all types of warfare here is some reasons why there is campers on cod mw3.
1) Not understanding the Hit registration system
We’ve all seen it. You are running around the map playing the game the way it is meant to be played when you come across an enemy. You come out of sprint, raise your gun’s sights so they are directly on your opponent, fire off ten to fifteen rounds, and then die. Wondering how you could have possibly been bested when you emptied half your magazine, you decide to watch the oh-so-useful kill cam and are astounded at what you see.
Maybe you see yourself shooting to the left of your target for some odd reason or worse yet, maybe the kill cam shows you not even fire your gun at all. Instead, you were still sprinting at your opponent as he shot you up. Why does it claim this is what happened? You never did that! This happened to me in one hilarious instance where I did not get any hit markers and the kill cam said I did not fire my weapon. I got killed only to have a teammate avenge my death which scored me an assist. An assist, eh? One has to wonder how I could have gotten that considering the game claimed I didn’t fire a bullet!
2) No one teaches new users how to play so they camp
Lots of gamers camp because no one teaches them how to play when they are new so they learn to do what works for them and in many cases that is camping.
Once you have had enough of getting your kills stolen from you by a laggy game, some people may decide to just go camp instead. Why? Because it’s easier. It is very easy to sit there watching a doorway and shoot people coming through it. This is why you see so many campers get always getting good scores.
Let’s think about it. Going 17-0 probably makes a camper feel good about himself. He feels like he is good at the game because he didn’t die and was able to accrue a bunch of kills. He doesn’t care how he got those kills. He doesn’t care that he was cowering in a corner like a frightened animal and dishonorably shooting people in the back as they run by. All he cares about is the score. This is why oftentimes people who hide and shoot you in the back will later gloat about how they “owned” you. They think what they are doing takes skill. They think it means they are better than you.
Yet if this same player were to run-and-gun, he would undoubtedly have a much worse kill to death ratio. There are a couple of reasons for this. First of all, a camper isn’t used to gun-on-gun combat, so he would be out of his element. Secondly, people who resort to camping to get good scores aren’t that good in gun-on-gun combat to begin with.
3) Most of the game is tailored for camping
Another big reason that camping is so prevalent is that most of the stuff in Call of Duty games are tailored for campers. Claymores, heartbeat sensors, and perks that keep you off the radar such as Ghost and Assassin are just a few of the many things that make camping so easy. These things obviously weren’t made for people who liked to move around. They are tools that enable people to camp more successfully. Then to top it all off, killstreaks reward people for stringing together bunches of kills. When getting thirteen kills in a row means you get to call in an AC-130 (which in turn boosts your score even more), it gives people reason to hide.
While a normal person is not afraid to die because they can just immediately respawn, someone aiming for a killstreak will be angered upon a death because it stops them short of their goal. This motivates them to hide because, as we’ve already covered, camping is easier.