If there’s one thing we want to see in Modern Warfare 2 – it has to be the return of the Intervention sniper rifle.
Without a doubt one of the most popular weapons in the original game, Intervention provided unstoppable power and accuracy, leaving its rivals as Barrett 50. cal in the wake. It simply felt right.
Combined with the Stopping Power benefits, one shot to the head or stomach will be enough to bring an enemy down. Without it, you have to aim at the head to kill one blow.
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But it wasn’t just about firepower, it was all about the gun – including the satisfying bolt movement and the firing sound made this a perfect weapon for multiplayer.
In fact, some of my favorite memories from the multiplayer game were – I magically land a series of kills as you bob and weave, zoom in quickly, shoot, reload, and do the same thing again.
Amazingly, when placed next to competitor Barrett .50cal – the Intervention comes out weaker. It has less magazine capacity and fire rate – not to mention more idle turns. But for some reason it always just felt better.
As one player wrote on Reddit: “When you shoot the intervention halfway through the ADS animation, it has the same accuracy as hip shooting. I quickly scope with Intervention and it’s most effective the fraction of a second after you zoom in all the way.
“If you do not have time to fully zoom in, you might as well try using a no scope. Quickscoping with Barrett is possible though, there are probably Barrett quickscoping videos on youtube.
“also: I use Intervention because it looks cooler and the noise it makes when the bullet cuts the air is bad. pthewww“.
Another player added: “Honestly, I like Intervention’s smaller profile. Barrett is too big and noisy. In addition, the recoil is horrible. Since I use ACOG on my intervention, the lower recoil helps quite a bit.”
The intervention was often coupled with an ACOG Scope, making it an attack-type sniper rifle, making it more accessible to those who preferred intermission.
The best thing about the intervention was without a doubt the degree of difficulty. It was a hard gun to master (I never did), but those who worked hard were rewarded with an almost unstoppable weapon. It took time, but anyone could become a champion – and there was always a respect from the community around those who tamed the Intervention.
So, is the intervention actually coming back?
There has been no news yet, but there are certainly rumors that it may return in Modern Warfare 2 – even though it’s all these are … rumors. The same rumors also suggested that the popular ACR rifle would return.
The intervention came back in Modern Warfare Remastered – but it was called S-Tac Aggressorand was added to an update June 27, 2017.