The Ballistic Shield is essentially the Assault Shield from previous games in the series, despite the new mechanics introduced to it. Ballistic Shield is just the IRL name for the Assault Shield, this is most evident because of the fact that both articles' Wikipedia links lead to the same Wikipedia article. This article should be merged with the Assault Shield article as soon as possible.
Keep — These new mechanics (ability to simultaneously fire a weapon, etc.) are the reason why I believe it should be kept separate, not to mention the different name as well. Besides, just because they have the same Wikipedia link doesn't automatically make them identical.17:54, May 31, 2018 (UTC)
- In fact, the description of the BO4 "Ballistic Shield" even says Durable transforming defensive shield with a built-in machine pistol. You can indeed fire it through an opening in the shield while protecting yourself from the front, not only from the side a la Counter-Strike, so... 14:16, August 6, 2018 (UTC)
Keep — Agreed with Ult. It's enough of a difference to keep them separate, which is also why there are a lot of shield pages, notably Riot Shield and Assault Shield. -- laagone (talk) 09:55, August 12, 2018 (UTC)
Keep — The differences warrant them being separate pages in this instance.18:08, August 21, 2018 (UTC)
Closed - The articles will remain separated.13:23, October 13, 2018 (UTC)