How to save Call of Duty 5 from crapness

January 15, 2008

Rumour has it that the next game in the awesome Call of Duty series will be taking a step backwards, returning to the over-used World War II setting after its glorious foray into contemporary conflict with the 10/10-rated Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It seems an illogical step, but when you consider that CoD3's developer Treyarch is back in the saddle as opposed to Infinity Ward, and that a Pacific location has been hinted at, it all starts to sound more and more likely.

We really, really don't want to see that happen - not only because the WWII scenario is now as interesting as grandad's old war stories (and just as frequently told), but because we've yet to see some of the best real-world weapons in the series. No, not 'vintage' weapons - but those from the cutting edge of arms development. We've had a dig around the net to bring you the future of Call of Duty as we see it. After all, which would you rather use in your shooting games? A crappy old Tommy gun, or a state-of-the-art military prototype? Thought so. Check these babies out...

Above: It's not an imaginary gun - it already exists. We want to play with it in Call of Duty 5. Who's with us?

First-up is a gun we can't believe hasn't been used in Metal Gear Solid, let alone an FPS. The Corner Shot APR (pictured) is a hinged gun with the power of an assault rifle, which lets you shoot around corners. How cool would that be? It's all thanks to a high-res LCD screen and a camera on the front. Perfect for those moments when you realise you're outgunned and prone, so you dive behind a wall and wait for the inevitable appearance of your foe around the corner. Imagine instead being able to whip this baby out and see the look of puzzlement on his face via the LCD viewer as he sees a gun barrel pointing straight at him with not even a hand holding it in view.

The perfect weapon? Not if you've got the next one to deal with it...


  • Cwf2008 - January 22, 2010 7:49 a.m.

    Of all these suggestions, only the AA-12 was implimented in MW2. Wtf Infinity Ward
  • Biffbiffley - January 18, 2009 7 p.m.

    trouble with 1 million rounds a minute on the Metalstorm system (#7) is that it only holds 500 rounds. You do the math. Oh and it takes a long time to reload, this wasn't mean to lug into an engagement, rather as replacement for mines.
  • RaIdEn - January 17, 2009 6:14 p.m.

  • Morning Ninja - January 17, 2009 3:55 p.m.

    I swear they already have the Barrett in COD4...
  • F4LLENS0LDIER - January 17, 2009 3:53 a.m.

    i want that sniper
  • s3ct10n8 - January 16, 2009 9:27 p.m.

    ...I hope I get some of this shit in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • key0blade - January 16, 2009 9:03 p.m.

    I wish I had an automatic shotgun
  • noobeater - January 16, 2009 8:58 p.m.

    lol i liked the comment at the barrett with the racist guy...i for one would love to do just that also i sa a programme and it had a portable hand held or remote controlled minigun that firesa million rounds a minute and u can alternate the they fire in rows columns or individually or in patterns as it something like 10x10 rows of barrels gogle it is like a handheld god
  • nadrewod999 - February 28, 2009 4:42 a.m.

    To gutlessVADER: The way they could do online modes is only have limited futuristic weapons in competitive multiplayer, but not hold back in either co-op campaign or custom games. To RyGuy93: If they allowed you to do all that, they might have to focus the whole game on the guns to allow it, unless you were willing to earn the extra attachments like you earn extra custom slots in CoD: WaW. To everyone: Maybe someday we could have full 3D immersive games (that make your whole body actually feel in the game) where we can fight with even better versions of these weapons.
  • Da-Ku - February 17, 2009 9:05 p.m.

    COD5 Been the first 360 shooter and online game i have this is really weird to me... I need cod 6 rumors to be denied that its set 2 years after 5
  • silentsniper2 - January 19, 2009 9:26 a.m.

    is it me or did the laser thing look an aful lot like the covant carbine
  • Nodoudt - January 19, 2009 5:14 a.m.

    WOW (cries a little) that PHaSr is a dream come true...
  • RyGuy93 - January 19, 2009 1:13 a.m.

    They should have a XM8, and for online you should be able to put a silencer, scope, and grenade launcher on the gun instead of just one.
  • stuffblowupnation - January 18, 2009 1:46 a.m.

    We need a game w/ all this stuff, and then we need a nazi zombies type deal to pwn peeps in. HOT DAMN
  • Youreverydaygamer - January 18, 2009 1:04 a.m.

    I dont know if any of you remember the article, but GR did one and it showed robot dogs, and an exo skeleton that a single human operator could move it. I also watched a show in which they showed the armor for the future soldier. It was like crysis armor, it enchanced your physical abilities. Being able to play with one of thos kinds of things in CoD5 would be sick
  • Sansony - January 17, 2009 8:22 p.m.

    The sniper rifle should be like the grenade launcher if its THAT powerful and the 1000000 rpm should be like a claymore
  • gutlessVADER - January 17, 2009 5:32 a.m.

    I hope they spend the time to make everything balanced or I'm gonna have to spend my time time in custom private matches for fear overpowered-weapon whores
  • nadrewod999 - January 17, 2009 4:52 a.m.

    To F4LLENSOLDIER; Who doesn't want a sniper that can give a lethal one-shot headshot to a TANK?!? To key0blade; I know what you mean. I have been killed with an empty shotgun in my hands more often than I have been living (in game of course) with a loaded one. To s3ct10n8 (can you be any tougher to spell?!); I hope so too, I am really looking forward to this: CoD 4 was great with modern (as in good) weapons and a really deep storyline (EA, I know you aren't always paying attention). After all, if you want me to believe that all natural laws of physics can be broken (Portal), you at least need a good storyline (you are excused).
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - January 16, 2009 6:15 p.m.

    6,7, and 8 were INSANE 7 at 1,000,000 RPM just seemed like a shotgun gone wild though Oh, and first =p

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