According to Robert Bowling at Infinity Ward the latest MW3 Patch will reduce the firing rate of all Akimbo weapons by 50% which will dramatically reduce their effectiveness and make them less over powering. Bowling refers to this as “nerfing” the Akimbo weapon. Other weapons modified include “nerfing” the Striker Shotgun while “Buffing” up the damage to all other shotguns in an effort to even the performance of those weapons. Also improvements to lag issues and faster YouTube video uploads were addressed. So for all those Akimbo haters who flamed on and on about guns that actually kill you have been heard and now players will be harder to kill and you can find new guns to complain about.