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Game-breaking armor bug in Warzone makes you an easy kill

Published: 18/Apr/2020 13:32

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty players are running into glitches in Warzone that prevents them from refreshing their armor while using the Dead Silence perk. 

Ever since the CoD: Warzone mode was added to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, fans of the hugely popular first-person shooter have had more ways to play than ever before. The 150-player battle royale mode has become a ruthless playground for fans who want to transition their usual 5v5 multiplayer skills into the last man standing setting. 

It has been pretty successful already, with over 50 million players diving in for a match, but a new issue has reared its head with using the armor plates that might turn some players away if it isn’t fixed in the near future.

Warzone has been a massive hit with players.

The pretty game-breaking issue was showcased out by Reddit user Thanos-2020 who, after using the Dead Silence perk in Warzone, was unable to add a new armor plate to their body while the perk was active.

As a result, the Redditor’s firefight became even more dangerous than normal, as the character was unable to replenish their shield with another armor plate – with the animation bugging out at times and showing a floating piece of metal. 

Potential game breaking bug. Please fix. I had Dead Silence active during a fight and it wouldn’t let me apply amour plates. from CODWarzone

Though they did manage to take down the enemies regardless of the error, plenty of other players have reported running into similar problems with Dead Silence. 

Some pointed out that it is clearly a bug because if you were not able to replenish your armor while using the perk, a message of some kind would no doubt be displayed on-screen – or you would see it when picking up the perk. 

While members of the CoD: Modern Warfare development team have been active on the subreddit in the past, responding to problems, they haven’t commented on this one.

Whether or not they are aware of it and a fix is coming soon remains to be seen but players will be hoping that the issue is rectified.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
Activision / Infinity Ward
You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.