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Bizarre Warzone C4 bug makes them absolutely useless

Published: 4/Sep/2020 11:45

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty players have found a strange glitch where they are unable to throw or detonate their C4 explosives in Warzone.

While Call of Duty titles such as Modern Warfare require players to be accurate in their gunfights, their character’s lethal and tactical equipment can also play a massive role in giving them the advantage over their opponents.

With the addition of Warzone, usually underused lethals and tacticals have played an increased role in the game, with it being revealed that C4’s are used by about 80% of battle royale players.

However, it has been revealed that the most popular pieces of equipment has been failing to work properly in-game, making them useless for some Warzone players.

Warzone player parachuting into a fight
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Lethal equipment can be quite useful in Warzone, particularly against players with vehicles.

This strange new glitch with the C4 is seemingly making it impossible for Warzone players to throw the lethal, despite their character going through a similar animation on-screen.

An example of this bizarre bug was highlighted by u/badder_eend, who shared the clip on the Warzone subreddit on September 3.

After spotting an enemy down below, the player attempted to throw their C4 but their character’s throwing animation seemed to fail, leaving them confused at what was happening.

Was going to throw a C4. I instead started coughing into my elbow whenever I pushed the button from CODWarzone

 

“Was going to throw a C4, I instead started coughing into my elbow whenever I pushed the button,” they explained.

While the opposing player was seemingly unaware of badder_eend’s position, experiencing a glitch like this could be quite costly in a normal Warzone gunfight.

As of now, it is still unclear what could have caused this glitch but, if it continues to affect other Warzone players, it is likely that Infinity Ward will look to issue a fix for the bug in a future update.

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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale

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Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

black ops cold war cartel
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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.