Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’s beta is in full swing, and one of the hot topics players are discussing is the lack of nameplates above enemies, with many calling for the feature to return in the name of improving visibility.
In previous Call of Duty titles, enemy players would have their name displayed in red above their heads, making it clear they were not teammates but hostiles. That’s not the case in the Modern Warfare II beta, where players have reported regularly shooting at their own teammates due to it being unclear who is and isn’t an enemy.
Though teammates do have blue nameplates, they are hard to parse, especially in some of the game’s darker areas, making it confusing when attempting to distinguish friend from foe. Those dark areas also make it difficult to see enemies, which is something that enemy nameplates would help alleviate.