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Infinity Ward respond to broken Riot Shield bug in Warzone

Published: 27/Jun/2020 16:44

by Joe Craven

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Joe Cecot, co-design director of multiplayer at Infinity Ward, has responded to a bizarre glitch in Warzone, that allows enemies to shoot straight through a player’s Riot Shield. 

A game as expansive as Call of Duty: Warzone is bound to have its fair share of bugs and inconsistencies. Some, however, are more than minor, and can break the way the game is meant to function.

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Riot Shields in Warzone are controversial, with some arguing they should not be present because of the negative play-styles they encourage. However, Infinity Ward have given no indication of removing them, but it does look like they’ll have to make a patch to deal with an emergent bug.

Riot Shield in Modern Warfare.
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The Riot Shield deflects bullets with ease.

The glitch was tweeted by ‘TheseKnivesOnly‘ on June 26. The attached clip shows the player crouched in a corner with a Riot Shield in front of them. An enemy then rounds the corner and opens fire, dealing damage despite the player’s Riot Shield being equipped.

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It’s when the killcam is viewed, however, that the extent of the glitch becomes clear. The enemy’s POV shows the player with a Riot Shield on their back, despite it definitely being equipped. Hence, the player with the Riot Shield can be shot but cannot do any shooting.

Thankfully, Joe Cecot was on hand to respond and reassure Riot Shield mains that they will be investigating, with a fix hopefully coming soon. “We’ll have a look at this,” Cecot replied.

Cecot’s response was well-received on Twitter, with the user thanking him for the swift reply. A few Twitter users, however, joked that Riot Shields should be left with the glitch to discourage players from using them.

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As much as Riot Shields can frustrate players, Infinity Ward will aim for a swift patch to the game-breaking issue.

It could well be fixed in the mid-Season 4 update, which has already been confirmed to feature a nerf to the Grau. There is no confirmed date for the mid-season update, but we expect it to drop around Tuesday, July 9.

We will of course provide exhaustive patch notes when the update drops in-game.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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