Modern Warfare exploit guarantees easy wins in Search & Destroy - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare exploit guarantees easy wins in Search & Destroy

Published: 26/Sep/2020 13:16

by Andy Williams

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A unique Modern Warfare exploit has been uncovered, which literally allows players to turn a planted bomb into a meat grinder — making it almost impossible for an enemy to defuse in Search & Destroy.

Search & Destroy is a game of wits. Getting a tactical advantage on your opposite number will more often than not put you in a favorable position to win a round.

While pros at the highest level will put on all kinds of strategic masterclasses to get one up on their enemies, there are other ways of making life extremely difficult for your opponent — and no, we’re not talking about loadout manipulation.

One eagle-eyed YouTuber has discovered an exploit in Modern Warfare which will essentially turn an active bomb into the most dangerous ‘player’ on the server. Here’s how it’s done.

Player shooting in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Activision
No need for shooting, when have Throwing Knives in your arsenal…

Throwing Knives are your best friend

Saeroi aptly named this exploit ‘The Blender’ — and for good reason. Before getting into the nitty-gritty, you’ll need to ensure that you have a loadout with Throwing Knives as your Lethal Equipment and a Trophy System as your Field Upgrade.

The crux of this exploit is to turn a planted bomb into a floating meat grinder. To get started, place a Trophy System where you want to plant the bomb. Second, plant the bomb on top of the Trophy System to make it float above the ground.

Next, walk into the bomb and throw your knives perpendicular to the bomb, where they’ll start spinning as if they were rotating through the air. Finally, destroy the Trophy System so the bomb is floating in mid-air. That’s it, it’s that simple.

Any enemies running through the bomb will immediately get tagged by the Throwing Knife as if it was being hurled towards them — meaning instant death.

Unless the enemies are savvy to the exploit — and avoid getting too close to the bomb — this will make it nigh on impossible for them to defuse before the explosive detonates. So while your team is attacking, this is an easy round win.

Of course, Infinity Ward will likely catch wind of the exploit in due course, and as such, will likely issue out a patch as a hotfix. So if you’re looking to give your enemies a puzzle that they can’t solve, this exploit wouldn’t go a miss.

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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
Activision / Infinity Ward
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.