Could Dual Wield be a possible future?

Venombrew

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#1
I was always a fan of being able to DW Pistols in COD and i noticed that you can't(to my knowledge) dual wield the pistols or revolvers in starbase which I would love to see in the future. It wouldn't be much different in controls for it, since most games including COD typically drop the aim ability while DWing and give you firing function with both the LMB and RMB. A few months ago when they showed the concept art for the swords, axes, etc makes me wish i could DW even more with the swords.

What you guys think?
 

Verbatos

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I think it could definitely be possible, there are even two hand slots last time I checked.
The only thing to consider would be what weapons could be dual-wielded. Just pistols? Rifles? Rocket launchers?
It's also a question of balance, what is the downside of effectively doubling your firepower?
 

Venombrew

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2handed weps shouldn't be DW imo, and one of the downside in many games that have DW(guns) is you lose the ability to aim down the sights, so its pretty much hip firing when you have two guns out. It also makes taking cover and returning fire a little more difficult, but hey you got 2 guns out for twice the ammo and chance of landing a hit in a heated momnet.
 

CalenLoki

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Cons: 2x longer reload, worse accuracy, worse recoil compensation, no aiming down sight.

Pros: if you can't afford assault rifle, it almost reaches it's dps.

On one hand, why not?
On the other hand.... why?

I'd rather focus gameplay features around having one hand free than making poor-mans submachine gun out of pistols.
I.e. limit 2h weapon accuracy/recoil control when grabbing an object or using arm-mounted grappling hook.

Or change inventory system to prevent carrying 10 2h weapons for all occasions, so 1h can supplement specialised weapons (i.e. rocket launcher or rail lifle)

Or change backpack capacity to be mass-limited rather than slot-limited, thus make pistol ammo much easier to store.
 

Venombrew

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#5
DW pistols is one of those things where its not the accuracy your looking for, but that moment when your backed into a corner and you need to firefight your way out in style. DW was never an accuracy approach in other games, nor the reload time was beneficial, but when you were on second floor stuck behind a door as the enemy was coming in, and pulling out 2 pistols or 2 sub machine guns and blasting your way out of a bad situation was not only fun, risky, but stylish as hell lol.

i do get it, you could probably survive more effectively many other ways, probably better with a single assault rifle, but hell sometimes people want to feel like Neo from the plaza scene at the end of the first matrix. Even in COD dw pistols is not effectice since its low accuracy and slow reload time, but damn do you look cool clearing out a room of enemies that way!
 
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