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Bizarre Warzone execution bug kills you instead of the enemy

Published: 14/Jul/2020 13:50

by Calum Patterson


A bizarre bug with the finishing move mechanic in Modern Warfare and Warzone has left some players totally dumbfounded, after the tables were turned and they were killed by their own execution attempt.

Finisher moves are an awesome feature added in 2019’s Modern Warfare for the first time in a Call of Duty game.

Approach an enemy from behind and hold the melee button to see your character perform a brutal takedown of the enemy for extra style points, all done in a snappy third-person view. Unless you get caught with this rare bug, that is.

After a number of odd sightings of this bug, players began to put together a pattern of why it happens.

Player doing a finishing move in Modern Warfare
Infinity Ward
Finishing moves are a cool way to get a kill with style — when they work.

Most notably, prominent Call of Duty League caster, Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, was left utterly perplexed after “winning” his Gulag with an assassination, only to realize he had been denied his victory in the cruelest manner.

Performing the execution on his unsuspecting foe, Maven was convinced he had done enough to get back to his teammates, not even realizing that a bug had actually given his enemy the win instead.

After his initial confusion, other Twitter users explained that is a rare bug that occurs when your enemy is carrying a throwing knife in their hand.

For some unexplained reason, which is surely unintentional on the part of the developers, an enemy wielding a throwing knife will inexplicably counter the execution.

This presumably happens because, like dying with a grenade in your hand, the lethal will simply drop to the ground. But, if you have a throwing knife, it will simply “insta-kill” the would-be executioner.

This is certainly something the developers at Infinity Ward will want to look into, but at the time of writing it’s not listed as known issue on their public Trello board. It’s not the only bug they’ve had either, as sometimes finishing moves simply don’t finish the opponent at all.

In the meantime, you might want to use this trick to your advantage. If you’re ever hiding in a spot, and fearful of a possible execution, just sit with a throwing knife in your hand. If this bug happens every time, it will render you immune from finisher moves.

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How to watch $25K Mutineers Pro-Am Warzone event: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 20:45

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are hosting the Elite Gamer Pro-Am Warzone tournament featuring big-name pros and content creators battling it out for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that, today, culminates with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that players in the United States got the chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which featured their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for today’s main event.

Warzone Florida Mutineers
Infinity Ward
Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

When is the Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship?

The competition is taking place on Tuesday, October 27, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM UK and expected to last at least several hours.

It’s being streamed live on the Florida Mutineers’ official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

Elite Gamer Warzone tourney teams & bracket

There are a total of 18 teams competing in this competition – ten that were invited and another eight that qualified via that four qualifier tournaments held throughout October.

The ten invited teams feature a mix of Warzone “pros” and high-profile amateur players, including the likes of athletes, musicians, and other celebrity figures.

Invited teams:

  • Antwuan Woods & Splack (play-in)
  • Seth Curry & LGTN (play-in)
  • LEGIQN & ZLaner (play-in)
  • MerK & Maven (play-in)
  • Symfuhny & Tfue
  • FaZe Bloo & Clutchbelk
  • Pamaj & Skyz
  • Karma & Stukawaki
  • Super Duper Kyle & ScummN
  • Might Mouse & BigDaddyRyyy

Qualified teams:

  • Tommey & Aydan (Qualifier #1)
  • aHTracT- & Dezmond (Qualifier #2)
  • GunsWorld & Djmas23(Qualifier #3)
  • PaceSetter & GangstazSalute88(Qualifier #4)
  • Kekoa & RussDaddy (Qualifier #5)
  • SloppyHarry & Unifyz(Qualifier #6)
  • Immude & Cinco (Qualifier #7)
  • Falnets & Shmelt (Qualifier #8)


Mutineers Warzone bracket
Florida Mutineers
The starting bracket for the Florida Mutineer’s Pro-Am Warzone tournament.

Format, rules, prizing

This is a single-elimination duos tournament that uses the popular bot-race format, meaning that teams matched up in the bracket must queue into a public quads lobby together. So, while they’re technically teammates in-game, they’re opponents for the purposes of the event.

All matches are best-of-three, with the combined number of kills between each pair of players counting as their score. The duo that gets more eliminations in a single game of Warzone is considered the victor of that game, and the first to win two of those advances in the bracket.

As for the prizing, $15,000 of the $25,000 goes to the champion team, $5,000 to the second-place duo, and another $5,000 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.