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Insane “invincibility” bug found in Modern Warfare multiplayer

Published: 12/Nov/2019 21:01 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 21:06

by Alan Bernal

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An “invincibility” glitch in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare appears throughout the game, mainly when players equip certain items in loadouts.

While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s launch has seen millions of players log into the game, there’s been a load of glitches uncovered that’s hampering people’s experience.

From players covertly going through doors from unfortunate hit registration issues found across matches, the game’s multiplayer features a classic CoD format but with new bugs layered in its design.

The invincibility glitch is letting Modern Warfare players withstand anything thrown their way. Credit: Infinity Ward

In a Reddit post, user ‘chowsk33’ uploaded a clip, which at first seems like an annoying case of hitbox issues. But after multiple attempts (and angles) to shoot the opponent, it seems like the player encountered an instance of the invincibility glitch.

“Well, you can tell he doesn’t know he’s invincible,” user ‘Traskerin’ said. “He is taking cover behind a wall instead of blazing in standing up.”

While it’s unknown how the bug works at present, many other users began posting their own examples, showing how far-reaching the glitch could be.

“It’s not you dude,” user ‘A_Russian_Tazer’ said in reply to chowsk. “The Riot Shield is completely bugged out, and I’ve had it where I’ve become invincible, and the only thing I could do was execute people.”

Many users have continued to upload videos and clips using the Riot Shield to raise awareness of the bug.

Similar to chowsk’s clip, the players in this next clip are not taking damage despite being hit by multiple shots.

It seems like Call of Duty players are rallying together to get the dev’s awareness since dealing with players who equip Riot Shields can be a hassle, let alone if they’re purposefully exploiting the glitch.

There are players in the game that seem to be using the glitch to their advantage, so the community at large should be careful until Infinity Ward patches the glitch out of Modern Warfare.

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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale

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Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.