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Best Warzone Gulag callouts to help teammates win 1v1s

Published: 26/Jun/2020 0:46

by Theo Salaun

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Teamwork makes the dream work and the cutthroat arena that is the Gulag in Call of Duty: Warzone is no exception, so nailing down the appropriate callouts is key to helping out comrades in their 1v1 battles.

The Gulag is Warzone’s microcosmic Cinderella story. You die, are stripped of your loot, and attend a Royal Ball deep below Verdansk. It’s an opportunity to go from rags to riches and should any of your teammates be present, they can be the birds that help prepare you for greater glory.

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Every team is different and communication may be subjective, so ultimately you can determine which specific words your squad wants to use. But there is one obvious, central tenet to making callouts: use your teammate’s point of view.

So, for the first two facing directions, left and right, you want to call those out in relation to the direction your duelist initially faces from their spawn, looking toward the opponent. The same goes for the middle, if the opposition hasn’t moved to either side.

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One of three different Gulag variants in Warzone, each with opposing spawns and a central flag.

Next, you have the other directions, traditionally forward and back, but these can actually be confusing in the Gulag since your teammate already begins with the knowledge that their opponent is in front of them. So, it becomes a matter of clarifying exactly where in that enclosure they are.

The quickest way to do this is simply to use “back,” not as in “behind,” but rather that the opponent is staying in the back left, back right, or hasn’t moved from the back middle.

If their enemy does move forward towards the center, you should call that out as “pushing right,” “pushing left,” or “pushing middle.” All three of these convey that the bad guy has moved forward toward the center of the map.

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What gets especially confusing is wanting to call that level of the map, near the flag, the “middle” while already using “middle” to suggest they’re not on the left or right.

Personally, after it’s been clear that the opponent has pushed up, most teams will be fine with using “middle, flag” (or even the notorious “middle, middle”), “middle, left,” or “middle, right. But, if you want to decide on using “middle” for the horizontal direction and “center” for the vertical, then that works too.

If the enemy pushes all the way to your teammate’s spawn, then all that’s left is to say “pushing your side” with a direction. If your teammate has moved up and they’ve swapped sides, you can begin using their new point of view (therefore inverting the initial left and right callouts).

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Another Gulag showers variant, showing a slightly different set of obstacles and cover.

Finally, little details can help too. If the opponent tries to cap the flag, you can call out “pushing” and then “sitting flag.” If they try to camp behind cover you can call out “camping” or “tucking.”

These sorts of callouts should make life much clearer for your teammates. But, of course, you should alter them if certain terms feel more personally effective. And, if words have failed you, just throw a bunch of rocks at a hiding enemy to add some visual aid.

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

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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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.

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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. 

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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

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“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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