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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


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.

K1NG0D2396 via Reddit
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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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton


Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.