Infinity Ward has rolled out an update to address an exploit in Call of Duty: Warzone that allowed players to constantly combat the gas ring and revive their downed teammates.
After weeks of hints, teases, and hype, Call of Duty: Warzone was finally released on March 10 to the delight of fans. Since then, over six million players have dropped onto the Verdansk map for at least one game of the battle royale – with the mode soaring to the top of the charts on Twitch.
However, it hasn’t all been plain sailing for the developers in the days since the release. Players have noted issues with warning messages affecting their drops and gas masks preventing them from winning fights. Yet, one of the biggest of them all revolved around players going down in the gas ring and being revived by their teammates – with them rotating revives until they returned to the safe zone.
After plenty of complaints about this exploit, the developers have moved to address it pretty quickly so that it doesn’t become a tactic in-game anymore.
On March 12, they confirmed that a playlist update was being rolled out in order to combat the exploit – though there wasn’t an explanation as to what was being changed. That was left for players to discover in-game.
We’re rolling out a playlist update across all platforms that fixes an exploit where players could counter the gas ring while in Battle Royale.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) March 12, 2020
Anyone who has since tried the rotating revives method while going down in the gas ring will have noted that their health bar, upon returning, does not regenerate to full capacity anymore.
Instead, players who now go down to the gas ring and are revived with come back with around a quarter of their health bar. This makes it pretty difficult to revive teammates while in the gas – especially if it is doing damage at a considerable rate.
Even though it may appear to be a fix now, changes could still change down the line should Infinity Ward want to balance things further.
It remains to be seen as to whether or not that will be the case but, for now at least, there will be no more rotating revives in Call of Duty: Warzone.