The “Martyrdom” perk was something of a sore spot for at least a few Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare players. Allowing for a live grenade to be dropped upon being killed, the perk annihilates any aggressor near the perk-holder’s corpse. It sounds cheesy, and it is for the most part.
Aware of the reception of the perk, it appears as if it may have been tweaked or refined in Infinity Ward’s follow-up to the shooter, Modern Warfare 2. Chatting it up with VideoGamer, lead character artist for the title Joel Emslie said, “We are very, very aware of the community and what they like and don’t like, and Martyrdom has caught our attention.” He added, “I’m happy with how the game is.”
“It’s [Martyrdom] treated differently. And I will say this — it fits in perfectly.”
Sounds like something is afoot, for sure. But as Emslie noted when first approached, the perk wasn’t in the beta, therefore he couldn’t discuss it beyond that bit of information. We’re left wondering with twitchy fingers.
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