In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, players can use one gun at a time. Modern Warfare 2 is letting players wield two guns at a time. Two in two — geddit?
Infinity Ward blogger FourZeroTwo showed off the feature at a GameCrazy convention, blogging:
I was presenting a singleplayer mission at the GameCrazy show this morning on stage and happened to walk over a body that had Akimbo (dual wield side arm), therefore the icon for the weapon popped up on screen and the room went crazy with chants demanding I pick it up and use it.
So I did.
Happened to be dual Deagles. Now to calm some initial fears of "OMG! Overpowered!". Akimbo is limited and balanced, just like EVERYTHING in the game. It's limited to sidearms, harder to aim than standard and you can't go ADS (aim down sights) since you have a weapon in each hand; Among other balancing techniques, so don't freak out before you see it in action.
Now you can do something that you've already been able to do in other games for years. Hooray?
Modern Warfare 2 Gets Dualies [IGN Thanks, Brandon!]