Wondering what Tactical Stance is in Modern Warfare 3? We have everything you need to know, plus how to use the new mechanic.
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 beta launches this weekend for PlayStation users to get their first test run of the upcoming release. The beta includes five of the 16 classic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) maps for fans to explore throughout October.
The Modern Warfare 3 beta and the Call of Duty: NEXT broadcast showcases not only the modernized maps, but also a range of new features coming to MW3. A clothing-based perk system offers Boots, Gloves, and Gear with unique advantages, and Tactical Stance brings improved mobility to close-range gunfights.
Here's a breakdown of Tactical Stance in Modern Warfare 3.
What is Tactical Stance in Modern Warfare 3?
Activision explains Tactical Stance in Modern Warfare 3 as the "perfect middle-ground" between hip-fire and ADS. As you enter close-quarter gunfights, Tac-Stance offers greater strafe and movement speed with minimized hip-fire spread.
According to Sledgehammer Games, Tactical Stance "balances mobility and accuracy, allowing for evasive maneuvers and aggressive engagements."
Tactical Stance "further evolves the quintessential, fast-moving gameplay" of Call of Duty. Now, fights in cramped spaces will be even more competitive if both players toggle on Tac-Stance. The new mechanic will also encourage a bigger skill gap in pubs and Ranked Play (when it drops).
How to Use Tactical Stance in Modern Warfare 3
To use Tactical Stance in Modern Warfare 3, players simply must toggle in and out of Tac-Stance while aiming down sights. Tac-Stance can be toggled anytime during a match, but it automatically toggles on while sliding. To enable Tac-Stance, hit down on the D-Pad.
With Tactical Stance toggled on, assault rifles can almost be as effective as SMGs in tight spaces. Now, AR players can move with greater freedom and push corners more aggressively.