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Bizarre Modern Warfare glitch lets players see through smokes

Published: 19/Mar/2020 1:00

by Alan Bernal


A bug in Modern Warfare is letting players see through smoke grenades without the use of a Thermal Sight – and it’s not the first time people have run into the strange glitch either.

After a smoke grenade releases its gas, people have noticed that you can still sneak a peek onto the other side of its cloud by looking through their weapon’s sights. But the bug requires players to use an indirect means of scouting out the opponent.

A clip by Reddit user ‘Regr3tti’ shows them using an Integral Hybrid Optic but without looking down its attached 1x reflex sight.

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The bug with the sight has been seen in Modern Warfare before.

While the sight wasn’t being used, the reflection technology lens on it was still distorting the image behind it.

At first, all it let the player peek at was the side of the broken plane. As they kept panning through the battlefield, they picked up what looked like the figure of a person.

Well on the battlefield, Modern Warfare players generally take a ‘shoot now, ask later’ mentality to anything that moves.

Apparently you don’t need a thermal sight to see through smoke from modernwarfare

Following suit, Regr3tti readjusted their shot and unloaded a barrage of fire through the smoke, this time actually using the reflex sight.

While Thermal Sights let players look through plumes of smoke with ease, the same can’t be said about the Integral Hybrid Optic sight that has an attached 1x reflex with no thermal tech.

But that didn’t stop the player from spraying at the specter they managed to get a look at, basically voiding any impact the smoke grenade was supposed to have.

Regr3tti via Reddit
The player was looking away, giving their sight an angle on the Modern Warfare opponent.

Moments later their snapshot aim resulted in a dead opponent, though unlikely as it should have been.

This isn’t the first time this bug has appeared in Modern Warfare, since it’s actually a problem that’s been patched before.

User ‘kladda5’ said: “It’s been like that since launch, they fixed it for the Shield Turret and ignored the scope on weapons, IW is IW.”

adelinebotanica via Reddit
The Shield Turret had a similar problem to that of the sight.

Though the Shield Turret’s bug was exactly the same in nature, it was more heinous in execution due to the killstreak’s large windows.

In either case, Infinity Ward will likely patch out the bug as soon as they can to prevent unintended results with the sight attachment.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.