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"Big-brain” Warzone trick is now ruining players’ Gulag duels

by Theo Salaun

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The infamous Warzone spray trick has officially gone full circle, with players now suffering the consequences for getting too cute in their Gulag 1v1s.

Back in April, a sneaky Warzone trick began making the rounds across the internet: you spray a soldier on the wall and wait for your opponent to begin aiming at it before popping up and securing the easy kill against a distracted foe.

The spray, which features a soldier with gun in hand, was released as part of Modern Warfare’s Season 3 update. It quickly became popular for laying traps, both in the subterranean Gulag and far aboveground.

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Even with this strategy being in use for weeks, people have still been falling for it. Within just the past week, Reddit clips have popped up showing unaware opponents shooting blindly at the wall graffiti. In one particularly egregious example, shown above, Infinity Ward was prompted to reply: “Working as intended!”

But, at long last, we appear to have reached the finish line for this silliness. 

Going full circle, players who set the trap have now become the victims of their own devices. In the best example yet, Redditor ‘blitzkriegjro23’ saw the spray and quickly changed course, flanking around and easily killing the crouched, waiting trickster.

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He was kind enough to apologize in the clip’s title, though: “Sorry guy, I use this subreddit too.”


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The problem with pulling off the spray maneuver is obvious enough, as you need to sit there in silence so as not to tip off your existence to your opponent. And, since you need to be hidden and facing the wall art to get the kill once someone gets distracted by it, your positioning options are limited.

This benefits player who are aware and well versed in the tactics that become popular across CoD’s various internet communities. 

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The two realistic sprays that were released during the Season 3 update.

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Those combatants can see a static, miniature soldier against the wall and either flank so that they snag the first shot (or flashy finishing move) on the hidden, patient artist or, more annoyingly, just hang out in the middle and secure the flag.

Winning in the Gulag can feel like an art form, but players should now be careful of bringing art to their duels.