Bizarre Warzone glitch is launching players into space - Dexerto
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Bizarre Warzone glitch is launching players into space

Published: 21/Apr/2020 5:15

by Brad Norton

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A ridiculous new Warzone bug could make you one of the first astronauts in Verdansk as players returning from the Gulag are being launched into space.

While Warzone has been riddled with cheaters, even forcing a large chunk of the player-base to turn off cross-play, the new Call of Duty battle royale has also seen its fair share of bugs.

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From an infinite ammo glitch to a hilarious Cold-Blooded interaction, there’s always something new popping up. The latest head-scratching issue has players being launched into space and getting a new look at Verdansk.

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Warzone’s map has been looked at from an all new perspective thanks to this bug.

Warzone’s Gulag offers a way for players to earn their spot back in the match after being gunned down. Winning your 1v1 typically returns you straight to the battlefield to rejoin your team. 

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However, this hilarious bug is outright removing that second chance at victory by sending players further than any vehicle could ever travel. 

Rather than simply landing back on the ground after winning their Gulag match on April 20, Reddit user ‘ODST_Viper2425’ was stunned as their character glitched and went soaring into the sky.

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Before their feet could even touch the ground, they were propelled back to the respawn altitude and even further out of Verdansk.

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From their new vantage point up high, they were able to see the full size of the enormous map. They were launched a whopping 20,000 meters from their Recon Contract.

The glitch seemingly popped up the moment in which they deployed their parachute. There’s no telling if the location is what caused the glitch, or if it was something else entirely. 

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The player was sent far beyond the height of the initial drop.

Developers are yet to comment on the puzzling issue. For the time being, this could just be a one in a million bug with no effective way of recreating it.

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Dying instantly when returning from the Gulag doesn’t look like much fun at all. At least this player got a once in a lifetime trip from the experience though.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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