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Infinity Ward respond to crazy ‘teleport’ glitch in Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2019 10:17 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 10:38

by Joe Craven

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Infinity Ward, developers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, have responded to a bizarre glitch with Tactical Insertions, which seems to teleport players outside the map, where they are forced to wait for death.

Following the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, players have been encouraged to publicize any glitches or bugs they find. New releases, for obvious reasons, are often fraught with minor bugs and inconsistencies, as well as players giving their feedback on what needs adjusting.

Developers often seek players’ help in identifying the most acute bugs, that require quick patches to resolve. One such bug has surfaced via Reddit, which sees Tactical Insertions teleport players outside of the map.

ActivisionMultiplayer has generally received positive feedback from players.

Tactical Insertions have been in and out of Call of Duty titles for many years now, allowing players – in place of a tactical or lethal grenade – to nominate a map position where they will next respawn. 

However, Reddit user ‘radi115’ appears to have found a bizarre glitch which sees them teleported out of the map when they respawn. 

The player is mid-game, and crouches behind a rover vehicle to place their Tactical Insertion. They are swiftly killed by an enemy but proceed to spawn outside the map, commencing the ‘Restricted Area’ death countdown that has been present in recent CoD titles. 

They are killed, but continue to spawn outside the map, launching a death-cycle.

Tac inserts are bugged. from r/modernwarfare

The glitch garnered a lot of attention – upwards of 1,000 upvotes on Reddit – as players sought to make the post more visible to Infinity Ward staff. 

Luckily Joe Cecot, Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at Infinity Ward, picked up on the glitch and replied: “Thanks for this. We have never seen this in-house. We’ll get a fix in soon.”

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The response suggests that the bug evaded Infinity Ward playtesters, reinforcing the need for players to relay bugs back to developers upon the release of a new title. 

Some Reddit users suggested it was caused by placing the Tac Insert so close to a vehicle, but others replied claiming they had experienced a similar bug after placing their equipment in an open space. 

Given Cecot’s response, it seems likely we’ll see the problem sorted in an upcoming patch, particularly given the seriousness of the issue. 

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.