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Infinity Ward respond to Modern Warfare bug trapping players in a rock

Published: 5/Feb/2020 12:23

by Andy Williams


Infinity Ward’s communication manager Ashton Williams has acknowledged a peculiar glitch where players are spawning in a literal rock face in Modern Warfare’s Ground War mode.

While Modern Warfare has paved the way in terms of its season-based content strategy, it has also been littered with numerous bugs since its release.

From numerous spawn issues to chairs literally killing you, players have seen it all. Spawning on the edge of a rock face is just the latest bizarre glitch players are facing.

Modern Warfare texture glitch.
Players have reported various texture glitches in Modern Warfare.

Posted to the Modern Warfare subreddit, a player uploaded a clip of several teams from the same squad spawning on the rocky terrain of Karst River Quarry.

After spawning on the edge of the cliff, players were bound to the inside of rock face by the shackles of an invisible wall — leaving the teams were stranded outside of the map.

The clip caught the attention of Ashton Williams, who simply replied: “Appreciate the video. Sent over to the right folks just now.”

This is a fun thing to spawn into -_- from modernwarfare

Another user attempted to explain the problem, explaining “Someone moved a spawn and forgot to put it back [or] yet another easy to get into wall glitch.”

Given Williams’ swift response in passing on the bizarre bug over to the required team, it is likely Infinity Ward will have a hotfix lined up for the glitch shortly.

Ground War has been plagued by bugs, the most recent of which – a one-way ‘bullet proof’ room on Tavorsk District – caused uproar among the community.

While Infinity Ward have historically been quick to respond to glitches on the subreddit, there is no sign of either glitch being patched on the Modern Warfare tracker.

It goes without saying that until both Ground War maps are working as intended, it’s probably worthwhile throwing yourself into another playlist.

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Small Warzone streamer gets 3 million Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett


A Warzone streamer has been thrust into the top 30 of most followed Twitch streamers after receiving a huge, and unusual, boost in one go. 

Building up a following and community on Twitch can, obviously, be a slog if you’re starting from scratch. Streamers can stream for weeks and months on end without even having their talents recognized and blow up in popularity like others. 

Some others can take shortcuts, be it because they have a following on another platform, or because they decide to inflate it with fake accounts. 

This has happened before, with casino accounts smashing records in a bid to advertise their platform, while smaller streamers have been hit with huge boosts in an attempt to troll them for one reason or another. 

Screenshot showing the fastest growing Twitch streamers for October
Screenshot via TwitchMetrics
NeonSniperPanda has become the fastest growing streamer for October.

Warzone streamer NeonSniperPanda has become the newest content creator to be struck by these boosts, as his channel has rocketed into the top 30 of most-followed Twitch streamers. 

The streamer, who had previously built up a modest following of nearly 10,500, received the unusual boost in early October, jumping up to over 3.3 million followers. 

As previously mentioned, this figure puts him up there with some of Twitch’s biggest names like Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha and Spanish content creator Ibai, though, NeonSniperPanda hasn’t inflated the figures himself. 

Screenshot showing Twitch channel and their followers
Screenshot via TwitchMetrics
NeonSniperPanda jumped up over 3.3 million followers on Twitch.

The Warzone streamer has called on Twitch a number of times to help him out, noting that he’d been botted out of the blue and given the ridiculous amount of followers.

“Yo quick reminder, I was follow botted 3.3 million and there’s no way to delete them @TwitchSupport @Twitch can you help me out bro bro,” he tweeted. 

Previously, the aileybeanssa channel had been hit with a similar botting, as they rose up to have over 4.64 million Twitch followers in September. However, those figures have since been removed. 

Given that Twitch has been able to scrub channels of botted followers, they should be able to do the same for NeonSniperPanda, but it remains to be seen as and when they might do so.