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Mindblowing Modern Warfare bug kills players before game even starts

Published: 31/Jan/2020 0:19

by Alan Bernal


Infinity Ward have had to fix many bugs since Modern Warfare was released in October 2019, but this latest glitch has to be one of the most punishing yet.

Players have had to contend with invisibility issues with the new CDL skins and problematic spawns that have resulted in quick deaths, but this bug kills you BEFORE a game has even started.

Yep, those who have been affected by this glitch have been eliminated simply for trying to begin a game.

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Some bugs in Modern Warfare take effect before any action goes down.

Reddit user ‘cashRb’ revealed the glitch in a gameplay clip featuring the start of a Team Deathmatch on Euphrates Bridge.

Ironically, the clip didn’t contain much gameplay, more so showing the bug that eliminated the player before anyone could even move.

“Only in this game can you die before the match even starts,” they quipped.

Only in this game can you die before the match even starts from modernwarfare

The countdown for the match got down to 1 before they were instantly taken out, and to add insult to injury, the kill-feed showed that they actually killed themselves.

Though the player is seen in the Loadout Selection screen, that couldn’t have been the culprit since no changes were made.

Following this post, other players who have been afflicted by this strange bug began to share their experiences.

Modern Warfare glitch on Team DeathmatchThe match countdown hit zero, resulting in a quick death for the Modern Warfare player.

Fellow Reddit user ‘Mythaminator’ said: “Dude, this exact thing happened to me too! I thought I just wasn’t paying attention or something.”

Even more interesting is that there seems to be a host of bugs in a similar vein as this one, with community members saying that teams can be seen capping objectives before the game even starts.

“Last night on HC dom, the enemy team had a 3-second headstart,” ’Kortallis added. “The timer was still going down for us when they were capping their objective.”

“I had the same thing but it was just me on Search and Destroy in Piccadilly, and [I] got to wipe out their team as it was a 10-second head-start,” ‘aramis1324’ pointed out.

Infinity Ward will be keen to put a stop to bugs that affect players and teams before the match even begins, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they attempt to patch these out sooner rather than later.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.