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FormaL & Clayster call out CDL pros for exploiting minimap bug

Published: 27/Jul/2020 11:43

by Andy Williams


With the Call of Duty League main season done and dusted, some notable CoD pros have banded together and encouraged Infinity Ward to fix the ‘start glitch’ before CDL Champs kicks off.

An exploit which originally surfaced in MW2 has made an unsolicited return to Modern Warfare, mere weeks before the start of the biggest Call of Duty event in the game’s history.

Aptly referred to as the ‘start glitch,’ the exploit allows players to briefly locate their enemies’ position on the minimap by opening up the start menu during the killcam players see after dying.

With a total of $4.6 million up for grabs at CDL Champs in August, Huntsmen’s FormaL and co. have expressed their concerns with the glitch still being in the game as we approach the first ever online world championships for Call of Duty.

Chicago Huntsmen's FormaL.
FormaL has been competing at the highest level for many years.

Following the Chicago Huntsmen’s early exit during CDL Toronto, the former world champ urged the developers to fix the glitch, given the obvious implications it can have on the CDL Champs.

“They need to fix this start glitch (or whatever), I didn’t know it was like that,” FormaL began in his Tweet.

“And if you’re a pro and you used it this weekend, you’re just a weirdo and should feel ashamed even though I know you probably don’t… ‘The other team is doing it blah, blah.’”

London Royal Ravens’ Flex player, Matthew ‘skrapz’ Marshall, was quick to draw parallels to how long it took Infinity Ward to nerf the MP5, saying: “Matt, it took nine months to nerf the MP5. Chalk it brother, grind out this month do everything you can in your power to try to win Champs.”

With that in mind, Subliners’ Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto suggested turning off killcams as a temporary solution before Champs. And while this is far from ideal, it would avoid players being able to unfairly gain an advantage via the exploit.

FormaL wasn’t the only one to call for a fix, with Dallas Empire’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks also venting his concerns. Huntsmen’s Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson swiftly replied, suggesting Modern Warfare’s glitch has teams “throwing integrity out of the window,” which is no surprise, considering the amount of cash that is on the line.

Of course, there’s still time left for Infinity Ward to push out a hotfix to resolve the issue before Champs begins on August 20.

Although, it’s worth noting that the bug is yet to appear on the developer’s Issue Tracker at the time of writing.

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale


One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.