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Say Goodbye To Commando Perk In Modern Warfare 3

When it comes to Call of Duty, what are your favorite perks? Is Commando one of them?

If so, be prepared to go without when Modern Warfare 3 hits on November 8. If you're unfamiliar, the Commando perk allows you to kill members of the opposing team with the knife from a further distance. Such a perk has generated quite the backlash amongst the CoD community; some will defend it to high heaven while others will shriek and curse and freak right out when they die due to Commando. Well, Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has confirmed that MW3 won't have the perk:

"Its been balanced, plus Commando is no longer in the game. Beyond that, you'll have to wait and see."

For now, we're not sure if the disappearance of Commando also means we won't see the Pro version of the perk, which negates fall damage and gives players a strategic advantage on certain maps. Maybe this will stay in the game as a Pro variant of a different perk; who knows? But the bottom line is that knifing from a crazy distance will be gone. You okay with that?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Tags: mw3, call of duty, modern warfare 3, infinity ward

7/31/2011 8:52:22 PM John Shepard

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Comments (46 posts)

Undertaker575
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 9:21:01 PM
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really more MW3 news??

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 9:39:32 PM

...yeah, that's the same thing as going to MSNBC and posting the comment-

"Really, more debt news?"

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Underdog15
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 9:50:13 PM

Ben, I'm getting SO sick of news relevant to gaming on a gaming website.

I don't come to this gaming website for news on gaming, you know.

Seriously... what's with the relevancy? It's getting a little predictable...

GOSH!

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Nas Is Like
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:08:05 PM

Undertaker, eh? He still likes wrestling. I bet he's 13.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:37:49 PM

Raise the debt ceiling!

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maxpontiac
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 9:06:02 AM

Psst..

Hey Undertaker575..

Don't click the link next time.

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StangMan80
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 3:03:22 PM

Wow, Some people just don't get sarcasm sometimes. what's with the thumb downs? Don't you realize Underdog and worldends. were being sarcastic I believe.

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packersfan66
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 7:31:46 PM

Hey, rip on Undertaker575 as much as you want but don't talk sh*t about the dead man. Unless you don't value your life

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Underdog15
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 9:50:38 PM
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The real question is... will that auto-aim malfunction be there for the quick-scope glitchers?

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Nas Is Like
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 9:55:18 PM
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Yes, thank you Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer.

Now then, bring back Overkill perk from CoD 4. :)

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Clamedeus
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 8:32:32 AM

If they do bring that back, they should limit what weapons you can use with it. It would be OP in my opinion.

Find a guy camping in a corner with an AA-12 Automatic Shotgun, and a M240 SAW Light Machine Gun. >.>

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NoOneSpecial
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:01:02 PM
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This is great. Perhaps now the game will be a bit more playable, since this perk wrecked modern warfare 2. Still probably not going to get mw3 unless too many of my friends will, because CoD manages to be one of the only games i can play with all of my friends.

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Nickjcal
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:40:37 PM

I force my friends with a whip to buy other games :)

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NoOneSpecial
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 10:09:29 AM

Good idea :D
I managed to get some to buy GT5 and MoH, but hopefully they will all get GTAV whenever that comes out.

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Serakek
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:38:19 PM
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Taking out commando is great, however people will still find ways to be douchebags online (taking advantage of glitches and etc.). Some people will do anything to get an advantage over everyone else. But it will be interesting to see what other changes will be made to MW3 multiplayer and how well it will compete with Battlefield 3 (I'm currently in BF3 PC alpha trial and so far, it's pretty damn good).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:40:29 PM
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I don't even grasp all this perk stuff, it's all cheating in my book. They should fix the online glitches too.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 11:40:11 PM

All MP games have this sort of system now. So it's not cheating if everyone can take advantage of it.

The glitches on the other hand, yea, they need to fix those immediately!

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 7/31/2011 11:41:32 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 11:57:35 PM

Not everyone can though if you suck.

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bigrailer19
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 5:19:25 PM

Haha ok, ok point taken.

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Ultimate_Balla
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 11:46:57 PM
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I can handle this Commando thing, but when a dude runs through a wall or becomes one with a rock, I put my controller down(Haven't played BO yet, i'm hoping that was fixed?)

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DVE2k
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 12:37:36 AM
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IM glad and its about time, I mean MW2 was a cool game, why didnt they do what Treyarch did with lag ops and make a competition mode on MW2. Where there were no tubes, commando RPG's etc.... and more like MLG settings. I rather play MW3 than lag ops, Im so mad I wasted money on lag ops >(. Never I will buy a treyarch game again. Even WAW is better than lag ops.

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___________
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 2:40:54 AM
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awwwwwww come on i love going commando!
if i cant do it online, then where can i?

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bigrailer19
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 5:20:06 PM

Anywhere

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I_defenestrate
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 1:20:45 AM

@bigrailer19 I see what you did there.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 2:54:59 AM
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Perks are the only thing keeping this game from being the most generic shooter on the planet.

Black Ops perks annoyed the crap out of me!! Everytime I respawned, an opponant would napalm the respawn point, or find some other way to cheat using the tools provided.

Hopefully MW3 will use destructible environments well, and hopefully the maps will be bigger and require more strategy.

Or I'll just pick up Battlefield 3 since it's far more advanced and strategic than CoD could ever hope to be. Plus, I like vehicles and playing the medic. (Can't wait for this whole FPS craze to burn out as well, I miss the Guitar Hero craze, least that was fun for a while)

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johnld
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 3:28:18 AM
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yeah, the commando perk is the least of your problems. try making an actual new game, not activisions definition of new.

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maxpontiac
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 9:05:09 AM
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I also read somewhere that the One Man Army perk is gone too.

No more guys with every gun out there anymore.

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Stabs88
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 9:32:05 AM

You don't need that perk to have 2 guns, run around the level and just snag another one up. I thought that perk was worthless to begin with.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 10:28:18 AM

It should be, after all it is a one man army game anyway.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 1:49:02 PM

@Stabs
Some people would put grenade launchers on their guns (noob tubes), then fire 2 off, camp, use one man army to switch to the class they are already using and get two more noob tube shots.

People would camp with unlimited noob tube shots. Pretty dirty.

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Stang
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 10:01:26 AM
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Kind of old news - there is no Commando and NO OMA in MW3.

Now if they'd keep quik scoping nerfed - I'll be happy.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 10:32:54 AM
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These pro stuff doesn't make sense to me. Take them all out if u can. Keep it like MW1 + some more bigger maps.

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sha4dowknight05
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 11:19:24 AM
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Lmao, still i thought it was an okay perk, maybe they just changed it's name up or something????
However, the perk that really annoyed me was martydom I mean that was just plain idiotic and no skill whatever so yeah good thing they removed that one form black ops completely.

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KJ_313
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 11:51:33 AM
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I always liked the Commando Perk. I loved earning the tactical knife with handgun and chase people down. If i got tired of getting knifed i played Hardcore. No matter what ppl are going to cry about something!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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wackazoa
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 11:57:41 AM

Ahh yes the tactical knife and commando. Those were the days. Didnt take much skill and I always died a bunch anyway...

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Underdog15
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 9:01:39 AM

Yeah, Knifers feel cool, but they're never any good, so I've never cared about it. About the biggest threat they ever pose to us is surprising us and ending a killstreak. They never win, though.

It's still a really stupid concept. Since MW2 had awful hit detection, I could be putting three or four rounds into your face while you are running at me with a knife and you'd walk away unscathed. lol

I don't find it to be cheating, as only the worst of the worst do it. It's just a really dumb concept and just adds to the reasons CoD will never be anything but a social game.

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wackazoa
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 9:51:08 AM

Well see that is the thing. Im not fast enough on the trigger to kill a bunch of people. My common stats where like 12k/13d so every now and then, mostly when I was getting murdered I would just go commando and tact. knife and even the odds. But I didnt buy black ops and probably will buy battlefield over MW3 just for a different experience.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 1:52:16 PM

Yeah, that's fair. As far as I'm concerned, anything is fair game if you need to end someone's killstreak(except for exploits like quick scope glitching or camping inside rocks and things on the map).

If someone's 14-0 or something silly like that, take a noob tube and end him. Especially if they are camping in a corner. Grenades also acceptable. It's only bad when people rely on cheap things like rockets, noob tube w/ one-man-army, etc. for the whole game.

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th3_bLy
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 1:23:51 PM
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Commando is such a fun perk. I loved using it with my friends when we played "Mike Meyers" on private mode.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 2:33:22 PM
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I don't go commando very often anyway.

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StangMan80
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 3:04:41 PM
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Perks like these make COD so stupid. Being able to stab someone 30 feet away.
I'm not a fan of perks at all any ways, get some skill kids!

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StangMan80
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 3:10:19 PM
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Perks like this is cheating, should not of ever happened. COD is for kids though, so it makes since the perk is un-realistic.
If you want a real shooter that will test skill and not be an arcade shooter for a 12 year old, then you have to be getting Battlefield 3.

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BIGRED15
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 7:27:00 PM
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Every game should have its perks, but I don't exactly call it a perk if u can earn it, use it all the time. Perks imo should work like rock paper scissors as well. Perks need to either have a strength paired with a weakness or it needs to be something you earn points to get. Being able to summon 8 remote control car bombs out of thin air doesn't constitute a perk to me. You didn't earn it and it keeps other players from being able to actually play the game. Perks are something R2 did really well. And it was balanced enough to keep everyone in the game.

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Undertaker575
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 8:39:37 PM
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Nas Is Like your out here thinking ur the baddest man on the planet… but let me tell u something… uve got ur little beady eyes on the WORLD’S!!! Toughest SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 9:32:30 PM

Take some time to grow up.

Maybe then I'll allow you back.

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Nas Is Like
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 10:45:04 PM

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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