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Modern Warfare devs respond as frustrating AK-47 bug makes game crash

Published: 6/Dec/2019 17:06

by Matt Porter

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Infinity Ward, the developers behind the latest installment in the legendary Call of Duty franchise Modern Warfare, have addressed complaints from fans about a strange issue that causes using the AK-47 to crash the game.

Modern Warfare officially entered its first season back on Tuesday, December 3, with a brand-new update for the game introducing the Battle Pass, the return of Crash as a map, and new cosmetics for players to get their hands on.

Unfortunately for fans, the update seems to have brought an unfortunate glitch that is crashing games, although Infinity Ward have now addressed this issue.

Infinity WardThe AK-47 has been a staple of Call of Duty.

The bug involves one of Call of Duty’s most legendary weapons, the AK-47. The gun has appeared in some form or another for most of the franchise’s 16-year existence, and with the AK available in 2019’s Modern Warfare, it’s no surprise that many are trying to use it.

A number of Twitter users sent messages to Ashton ‘VULCAN’ Williams, begging for a hotfix for the weapon, which crashes players’ games when they use it in the game. “If no fix is found disable the AK,” Twitter’s mikeasaurusflex wrote, “or the attachments that are the culprits please!”

The good news is that a fix is on the way, with Williams — who is the Senior Communications Manager at Infinity Ward — revealing that the developers “have a fix already,” and that it should be released in the game’s next update.

It’s common for issues to creep up when major updates are launched, as with so much new content added, it can be difficult to anticipate how everything will work together until it’s in the hands of players, who can quickly find glitches that the developers can then fix.

While glitches are frustrating, there are some other problems players have with the game that can’t be fixed in a simple hotfix, such as complaints with maps or the frustrations players have with the alleged introduction of skill-based matchmaking.

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CDL pros concerned after several Challengers players appear to be hacking

Published: 5/Dec/2020 23:46 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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Videos have surfaced showing amateur CoD players potentially cheating during the CDL’s first Challengers Cup tournament of the season, and now several Call of Duty League pros have expressed worry about the state of the competitive scene.

When the Call of Duty League first announced that PC would be used for competitive play in the upcoming season, many immediately showed concern about the potential emergence of hacking issues – maybe not at the pro level but certainly in the Challengers amateur circuit.

Now, they might actually have something to worry about, as several clips from the season’s first Challengers Cup have popped up on social media showing some players performing very suspiciously.

Of course, while no one’s technically been proven to be cheating, the community isn’t waiting for the court to be adjourned; Call of Duty has always been played a certain way, and when some previously-unknown players begin to distinguish themselves as outliers suddenly after using a PC is an option, everyone takes notice.

“LMAO Online PC s**t is a joke with no anti-cheat,” New York Subliners star, Clayster, said in response to the clips above. “Apparently this dude dropped 71 kills in control too, ahahahaha.”

“Boy dropped 71, 19 kills from winning three rounds by HIMSELF,” said former Seattle Surge starter, Pandur. “Y’all thought last year was bad, we in the PC realm now boys. Can’t trust nobody.”

Surge head coach JoeyNubzy also chipped in with a similar sentiment: “Useless admins and blatant cheating – we have to do better to help the Challengers scene thrive and keep players around.”

Here are some more reactions to potential hackers in the Challengers Cup, as clips are spreading around social media like wildfire after many top-name players started sharing them for awareness.

What can be done about this?

Challengers is meant to be a pipeline for future pro-level players while also giving everyone else an official platform to compete for prize money and recognition. Needless to say, something definitely has to be done about this before the competitive integrity of the amateur division is compromised beyond repair.

While it’s unlikely for the league to revert its decision allowing Challengers players to use either PC or console, they could require all those playing on PC to stream their POV, which is currently not the case.

Not counting the first Challengers Cup, which is still currently ongoing, there are three more such tournaments scheduled up to mid-January, all of which could definitely lose their validity if hacking & cheating continue to be a major issue.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this topic as things develop, so make sure to follow us on Twitter, @Dexertointel, for all the latest news, updates, and more.