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CoD: Warzone players want a fix for frustrating Gas Mask mechanic

Published: 12/Mar/2020 23:44

by Alan Bernal


A bizarre mechanic in Call of Duty: Warzone makes fighting near the edge of the ring difficult to navigate due to the automatically equipped masks in the game – and players are asking for a fix.

If a player has a Gas Mask in their inventory, stepping outside of the closing zone will auto-equip the gear to protect them from the poisonous fumes. But this poses a problem that might not have been intended by the devs.

The masks are a unique component of Infinity Ward’s battle royale. Where other titles have a storm, a Modified Containment Ring, or something of that sort, Warzone lets players have a fighting chance against the outer barriers.

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Millions of players have parachuted into Infinity Ward’s new battle royale Warzone.

But to activate that, a player’s character model will have to reach up and bring the mask down onto the face – temporarily obscuring their vision.

While equipping the mask has a realistically short animation, the obstructed frames get problematic during a fight. Especially if the animation keeps repeating in quick succession.

A similar problem happened to Reddit user ‘iTz-Jazz5’ and a few others when they found themselves holding off multiple opponents while trying to stake their claim within the ring.

The mask mechanic needs changing. Just leave the mask on. Completely ruined me in this gunfight from CODWarzone

In the typical rhythm for players fighting to get into the zone, they will attempt to etch forward to claim more ground but retreat slightly in case they overstepped.

Put people are finding that the dance gets heavily swayed to one side since retreating into the zone during the fight activates the Gas Mask’s animation.

“The mask mechanic needs changing,” iTz-Jazz5 said. “Just leave the mask on. Completely ruined me in this gunfight.”

iTz-Jazz5 via Reddit
The Gas Mask is supposed to obstruct vision a bit, but its repeated animations can be a problem.

Whether hugging the zone or just getting back from a long-distance rotation into it, the fight at the borderline can sometimes be determined by the mask’s animation.

“Yeah this sh*t has gotten me killed a few times as well,” user ‘Skivy’ said. “The mask should either stay on for the full duration, or you should be able to manually take it on/off.”

It could be that the Warzone devs intended for this to be another example of players with better positioning having a natural advantage, but if it isn’t then a fix could be worked before it affects more people.

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Black Ops Cold War bug removes grass on Cartel and players are loving it

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:35

by Tanner Pierce


Ever since the beta, Black Ops Cold War players have been complaining about the grass on the map Cartel, claiming that it’s too high and can block visibility. Now, a bug is eliminating that grass and players are apparently loving it. 

When the Black Ops Cold War beta first launched and players had the opportunity to try out all the maps the prerelease version had to offer, one stood out among the rest because of its terrible visibility: Cartel. While the outskirts are fine and pretty open, the center is generally considered a nightmare because of incredibly tall grass that blocks sightlines.

Ever since then, fans have been complaining about the visibility and when the game launched, nothing about the visibility was changed in any drastic way. Now, all of those complaints are being resolved in Black Ops Cold War – all thanks to a bug.

Had a bug where the leaves and bushes disappeared on the map Cartel… was beautiful from r/blackopscoldwar

According to a few Reddit posts, fans have been experiencing a bug on Cartel that essentially removes the extremely tall grass. As one can see from the pictures, the glitch gives the map a way more open feeling and allows players to see the center more easily than the normal version.

Response to the no-grass version has been overwhelmingly positive, with some people calling the bug “beautiful” and “how Cartel should be.” User bobagolf pointed out in one of the more popular posts that it looked so nice that it “makes it look like the version with the bushes should be the bugged version.”

How Cartel should be. from r/blackopscoldwar

To be clear, it’s unknown whether or not this glitch is new. Some players were reporting that they got it “early on” but considering at least three separate posts were added to Reddit talking about it in the span of 24 hours, it seems like, at the very least, it is now happening more frequently.

Normally, it’s easy to hope for a quick fix from the developers, but considering most players seem to be in love with the version, it may be in everyone’s best interest if Treyarch just makes it a permanent feature of the map and removes the grass entirely. Only time will tell what they’ll end up doing.