The title says it all, FourZeroTwo showed off a feature at the GameCrazy convention that will allow you to dual wield your sidearms in the upcoming Modern Warfare 2, but the perk does come with a down side as it will be harder to aim down the sights. Here’s what FourZeroTwo had to say at the GameCrazy convention:
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.
Nice addition to what is going to add up to be an awesome game!