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Bizarre Warzone bug is giving free victories to players stuck in Gulag

Published: 27/Mar/2020 1:22

by Brad Norton


A puzzling Warzone bug is trapping players inside the Gulag for such a long time that they’re outright winning battle royale matches.

Gulag adds a unique twist to the battle royale formula as Warzone’s unique form of afterlife serves as a way for players to earn a second chance at victory.

Rather than dying outright and calling it quits, players compete in 1v1s for a shot at dropping back into Verdansk once again. However, a bizarre glitch is keeping players trapped in the Gulag and handing out free victories.

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Rather than actually competing in the Gulag, this bug leaves players trapped forever.

Late into a March 25 round of Warzone action, Reddit user ‘Brittn64’ found themselves in the Gulag with only five players left in the entire lobby.

Left alone while “waiting for an opponent,” the countdown timer was stuck at zero while their teammates were left with nothing to do but spectate an empty Gulag.

As Verdansk was overrun with toxic gas, the map became nothing more than a red-zone as the final zones completely shrunk.

Leaving no safety except for the now-unreachable Gulag, the squad began to laugh as the final remaining players were taken out of commission.

“Something’s gonna happen. We’ve waited this long,” they joked before miraculously earning themselves a victory they hadn’t done anything to achieve.

I won a Warzone from the Gulag! from CODWarzone

“No way,” one player said in disbelief while the “Warzone Victory” animation came across their screen. “That is the best thing I’ve ever seen.”

Confused as to how the glitch actually occurred, the last remaining player on the team outlined how they were dropped into the Gulag with “about 12 teams left.”

“It never gave me an opponent and it never released me. I just assume the other team died to the gas,” they explained.

While there’s seemingly no consistent way to replicate the bug, other players have also been reporting long trips to the Gulag without any form of competition to keep them company and give them a second chance.

Infinity Ward is yet to comment on the issue, though it’s likely that such a severe glitch will be patched out in the immediate future. 

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.