Everyone’s upset about Modern Warfare’s “buggy” and “disappointing” Spec Ops - Dexerto
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Everyone’s upset about Modern Warfare’s “buggy” and “disappointing” Spec Ops

Published: 1/Nov/2019 9:43 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 10:09

by Connor Bennett


A number of Call of Duty fans have hit out against Modern Warfare’s Spec Ops mode, claiming that it is suffering from not only errors, but huge waiting times to even get into a game.

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The highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare finally released on October 25, with players trying out the entertaining yet intense campaign mode and the new multiplayer game types. 

While there have been problems in Multiplayer, including competitive players airing frustrations on everything from grenade usage to map size, Spec Ops has gone under the radar. However, some fans have outlined a number of issues with the mode and it might make for grim reading for anyone who hasn’t dived in just yet.


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Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareSome Call of Duty fans aren’t happy with how challenging and problematic Spec Ops has been so far.

In a post to the Modern Warfare subreddit, user Wayyzzz asked as to why nobody was talking about Spec Ops amid complaints about the game’s other modes. The Redditor labeled it as “damn awful,” and “that it is almost impossible to beat.”

They also criticized the fact that when you do manage to beat the missions, you are hit with a ‘rewards will be distributed in November’ message, meaning you don’t immediately receive any amount of gratification for your hard work. 

Wayyzzz also commented that they appreciate the attempt of a new take on the mode, but that it needed fixing – a sentiment shared by fellow posters.


The ”spec ops” is the worst and most dissapointing part about Modern Warfare. Its buggy, not finished and not at all what we were promised. from r/modernwarfare

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One user, Utdfanabroad, explained that it was the mode they were looking forward to but have been left “disappointed with the way it has turned out. Another, christophe-a, added that bugs are preventing players from completing the missions, explaining that they were crashed out on back-to-back games.

One of the more damning posts came from LumpyWumpus, who said: “Perhaps the worst part is that it simply isn’t fun.” They added that the “operations are impossibly hard and far too long,” and that changes need to be made.

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The Infinity Ward team have been regular contributors to the game’s subreddit, chiming in on posts when players criticized the beta or their rumored approach to microtransactions. 


They have noted that changes will be made to the game’s multiplayer, but whether or not Spec Ops will receive some tweaks, remains to be seen. For now, though, many players aren’t pleased at all.