Game-breaking Warzone gas bug hands players unfair advantage - Dexerto
Call of Duty

Game-breaking Warzone gas bug hands players unfair advantage

Published: 6/Apr/2020 2:11

by Brad Norton

Share


Warzone’s gas appears to be giving players an ‘unfair’ advantage as a game-breaking visual glitch could cost you your next match.

Modern Warfare’s new battle royale mode drops 150 players into Verdansk and pushes them closer together with an enclosing circle of gas.

The poisonous gas obscures vision, making it difficult to see enemies outside of the circle. However, a frustrating visual glitch is giving some players the upper hand as the map shrinks.

Infinity Ward
Warzone players are struggling due to the latest gas bug.

Playing close to the edge of the safe-zone is a completely viable strategy that many look to employ across a number of battle royale titles. After all, it can lead to a handful of easy eliminations as enemy teams scramble to push through the gas.

Sticking to the edges during an April 5 match, Reddit user ‘Arman276’ was gunned down as the greenish poison blocked off their line of sight to a nearby rooftop.

Lacking any form of vision on the enemies, it was clear they were in an unfavorable position. Regardless, they fired away and hoped a few lucky shots would connect. Things didn’t work out as planned, and they were quickly dispatched.

The vision-obscuring gas had not impacted their opponent, as the killcam revealed; leading to a completely imbalanced state of competition to close out their run.

The gas visuals are a very bad design choice – blind either everybody OR nobody from CODWarzone

Down to the final three players in another April 5 match, Reddit user ‘Gnarkillo’ also encountered a similar issue that cost them the win.

Unable to spot an enemy player through the gas, there was no telling where the final competitors were. Eventually leading to a swift demise due to a lack of vision.

Watching the game-breaking bug in action though, the enemy killcam once again, appeared entirely void of any vision-obscuring gas.

Not the first Warzone issue revolving around the gas, players also uncovered ways of staying in the poison forever.

Developers at Infinity Ward are yet to comment on the latest bug. Make sure you’re extra-vigilant as the safe-zone continues to shrink until a patch removes the issue.

Call of Duty

Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

Share


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

Modern Warfare 2019
Infinity Ward
Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.