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Infinity Ward finally respond to bizarre Warzone parachute glitch

Published: 30/Jul/2020 12:31

by Joe Craven

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Joe Cecot, co-design director of multiplayer at Infinity Ward, has responded to a frustrating parachute bug in Warzone, that has been plaguing the battle royale for some time.

Warzone, as any game of its size was bound to, has fallen victim to a host of bugs and glitches. They vary in terms of significance, from simple nuisances to those that can swing a game in a certain player’s favor.

One glitch that has been prominent in Warzone for some time now relates to players’ parachutes, seeing them automatically deploy when players jump off steps and ledges that are barely off the ground.

The glitch affected popular Twitch streamer TimTheTatman, who shared a clip of it, asking how long it has been in the game without a fix.

Other users confirmed they too were still experiencing the bug, and have been for months. One Twitter user responded to Tim’s tweet by tagging Joe Cecot, asking for his thoughts and a timescale on a fix.

Thankfully, Cecot was on hand to provide a positive update, explaining that if all goes to plan on Infinity Ward’s end, a fix should be released during Season Five, which is set to begin on August 4.

“We had been spot fixing this issue in the geometry but map tweaks and updates would cause more locations to become problematic,” he said. “Asked Code to have a look at it and they have a fix we’re going to put into test. It should be in the mid Season 5 update if all goes well!”

Given Cecot’s response, players will have to wait slightly longer for a fix to the frustrating parachute glitch. Season Five is set to start on August 4 (or just after). The mid-season update then, looks likely to come at the start of September, going off the length of previous seasons.

While this sounds like it will be coming at the end of Modern Warfare’s life-cycle, it’s important to remember that Warzone is expected to feature in CoD 2020, and potentially beyond. Hence, a September fix may be frustrating for the next month or so, but there’s a lot more life in Warzone beyond Modern Warfare.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
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The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.