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Major flaw with Ghost perk in Warzone discovered

Published: 9/Apr/2020 10:52 Updated: 9/Apr/2020 11:00

by Joe Craven

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Call of Duty: Warzone players have discovered a serious issue with the Ghost perk, meaning they are still easily detectable by enemy opponents even when it’s equipped. 

Warzone deploys the perk system in the same way as it’s found in regular multiplayer, allowing players to use three base perks, once they acquire their custom loadouts through random drops on the map.

The perks are somewhat less balanced in Warzone though, for example the strength of thermal scopes make Cold Blooded a must. Other balance issues include field upgrades like Dead Silence, which makes the already very quiet footsteps nearly impossible to hear.

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Dead Silence was controversial in Modern Warfare as a result of its classification as a Field Upgrade, rather than a perk.

However, players have now identified the Ghost perk as in need of a buff, after it became clear that it possesses a pretty serious Achilles’ heel. 

On April 8, one Modern Warfare fan shared their issue with the perk, explaining that multiple deaths in solos have led them to realise that, even with the Ghost perk enabled, players are still detectable on the game’s heartbeat sensors. 

“After the update today – custom loadout with Cold [Blooded] and Ghost equipped,” they explained. “So far 3 solo warzone deaths, killcams show the other is stalking me using a heartbeat sensor”.

Ghost perk is still detectable on Heartbeat sensor from r/CODWarzone

Ghost has long been a staple perk in the Call of Duty series, offering players immunity from UAV on the basis that they do not remain static. In Modern Warfare multiplayer, the Ghost perk also grants immunity to heartbeat sensors in the same way it does UAVs. 

However, the Reddit user is suggesting that, even when moving and utilizing the Ghost perk, Warzone players are still discernible on enemy sensors. Many feel this is unfair, and that Ghost should grant immunity to heartbeat sensors the same way it does to UAVs and other aerial reconnaissance. 

It appears to be a bug that has emerged since Modern Warfare Season 3 began, with some players reporting that prior to the update, Ghost cloaked them from heartbeat sensors.

Others argued that the weakness of the Ghost perk may be for balancing purposes and that complete invisibility would be far too strong. 

Infinity Ward are yet to comment on players’ concerns regarding the Ghost perk, but they have previously demonstrated their commitment to regular patches and balancing. 

If the weakness was indeed intentional, it’s unlikely we’ll see them reverse their past decision, especially this soon into Warzone’s lifespan. 

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.