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5 worst Modern Warfare beta issues that need to be fixed

Published: 24/Sep/2019 11:34 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 12:07

by Andy Williams


After the curtain call for the Modern Warfare beta on September 23, Infinity Ward will be looking to fix all of the issues reported before its official launch. So what exactly does the development team need to work on ahead of the next Call of Duty release?

Thus far, the intentions of the Modern Warfare developers have not gone unnoticed; from adding a brand new platform-wide ‘cross-play’ feature, to introducing entirely new game modes, it appears that Infinity Ward is pulling out all of the stops to ensure the next Call of Duty title is a success. 


However, the testing period has not been plain sailing, as expected, and the first-person shooter’s beta ran into a number of problems. Here are the five worst issues that need to be fixed for launch.

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1. Hit registration issues on map elements

There have been reports of players running into issues when shooting towards enemies through the gaps of pylons, while also having the ability to shoot through doors, where, in some cases, doors have been entirely transparent. 


2. In-game textures and graphics

Alongside players discovering bugs in relation to specific elements within the map, there have been reported issues with the global color saturation/distortion, both when loading into the server and in-game.

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3. Grain on weapon sights

Modern Warfare has introduced a depth of field (DOF) effect when aiming down sights, which has, in turn, caused grain and blur distortion around the reticle when targeting enemies. Although there is a fix to work around this issue on PC, there is currently no function to do so on console. A simple addition to the options menu would solve this issue.

4. Spawn system

There have been spawn issues across all game modes during the beta. However, Ground War, in particular, seemed to struggle with keeping up with the spawning frequency of players based on enemy positions.


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Nonetheless, the devs have recognized the issue and are looking to have a fix patched in time for launch.

5. Mini-map

It’s no secret among those keeping tabs on Infinity Ward’s updates, that the mini-map (or lack thereof) received instant backlash from the community. With various Reddit threads gaining traction during the first day of the beta’s release, the devs re-introduced the mini-map less than 48 hours into testing.

However, it’s not the mini-map of old, as it doesn’t show enemy gunfire, and is circular rather than square. Some players have also voiced concern with the zoom level of the map, which seems off compared to previous games.


Notable mentions

Alongside the above issues, that will likely draw most of Infinity Ward’s resources, the team will also need to focus on various other problems that have been encountered along the beta’s somewhat bumpy road. 

  • Skill-based matchmaking – though not proven, there are fears that strict SBMM is being used.
  • Intermittent issues when interacting with maps (e.g., opening doors, defusing bombs).
  • Players spawning under/within the map (specifically when playing Ground War). 
  • Settings don’t always save in the Options Menu on PC.
  • Unable to chat from PC to console in cross-play lobbies. 

Ashton Williams kept the CoD faithful up-to-date throughout, by frequently updating the subreddit and affiliated socials. 


The Senior Community Manager reached out and thanked the community (alongside detailing what the developer is looking into right now) in a Reddit post on September 23.

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Infinity Ward have been extremely proactive in listening to (and implementing) community feedback during the beta’s lifecycle. Of course, it goes without saying that this was a pre-release version of the game, and as such, the feedback obtained will aid Modern Warfare’s transition into its full release.

Regardless of complaints regarding the issues encountered, popular personalities and pros alike have given glowing responses to the next iteration of the franchise.

On the whole, players have been left wanting more, after the beta provided a balance between two important elements within a first-person shooter: maps that require tactical awareness and a fast-paced movement system to navigate said maps. 

Whether Infinity Ward will fix all of the aforementioned issues before release remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure, Modern Warfare could be the dawn of a new era for Call of Duty, as we move into the first year of franchising for esports with (what will hopefully be) a polished game upon release. 

Thought of something that didn’t make the list? Be sure to send your feedback to the development team via the Modern Warfare subreddit before the official launch on October 25.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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