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CoD: Warzone bug shows “non-lethal” rocks are killing players in Gulags

Published: 14/Mar/2020 21:36

by Alan Bernal

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A bizarre kilcam from Call of Duty: Warzone shows that spectators can actually be the deciding factor for a 1v1 in the Gulags.

The fight between two players battling over who would get redeployed in the battle royale and who would be eliminated came to an abrupt end after a third player threw a decisive blow from the perimeter balcony.

The CoD community were confused after watching the replay of the kill since the rocks thrown by other Gulag inhabitants aren’t supposed to be lethal.

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The Gulag battle is supposed to be decided by the two people inside of the cage.

Though they can inflict one point of HP, the Infinity Ward devs made it clear that it’s one point of “non-lethal” damage that can’t be used to land a killing blow.

“Rocks do one point of non-lethal damage, meaning that they can take 1 HP (Hit Point) off either competitor, but will not kill them outright if they have only 1 HP left,” IW said in a guide for Warzone’s respawn system.

But Reddit user ‘K1NG0D2396’s clip showing the Gulag kill being awarded to the spectating killer doesn’t line up with that crucial piece of info.

Friend dies from getting a rock thrown at him and even has a kill cam to show that it was the rock thrower. from CODWarzone

Two players under the names of Antasma and compasion_crate were sizing each other down across the Gulag pit. Antasma was brought down to 3 HP by the other player, so they were repositioning to avoid a quick death.

While moving across the back of the spawn, Antasma was hit by a rock bringing them down to 2 HP. Moments later, a flash grenade popped right in front of them just before another rock was thrown, dealing a fatal hit.

That’s when the killcam showed the spectator named ‘UnFredy’ being awarded with the kill, even though they weren’t a part of the fight.

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The Warzone player from the balcony landed the killing blow with a rock.

Trying to make sense of what happened, some people think it might have been due to a slight oversight in the code.

“It looks like he had 2 HP left but the rock hit him in the head so maybe it did extra damage?” user ‘callingacab’ said. “Probably didn’t code for that possibility.”

Infinity Ward added the prison fortress as a unique way to redeploy in Warzone in case a player gets eliminated, but the killcam shows that it might not always work as intended.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.