Modern Warfare exploit makes defusing impossible in Search & Destroy - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare exploit makes defusing impossible in Search & Destroy

Published: 7/Oct/2020 1:11

by Tanner Pierce

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A brand new Modern Warfare exploit, discovered by a Reddit user, uses a trophy system to make defusing the bomb in Search & Destroy next to impossible by raising it into the air. It’s really not as complicated as it sounds.


Search and Destroy is a classic CoD multiplayer mode. Two teams with no respawns have to fight over bombs around the map. One team has to attack and destroy the bomb, while the other team has to protect and defuse.

In order to defuse the bomb, however, the team actually needs access to it and under normal scenarios, the attacking team will automatically drop the bomb once it’s planted. Unfortunately, a new bug has been discovered that essentially moves the bomb so far out of bounds, that there’s no possible way to pick it up in order to perform that crucial defuse.

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Getting the bomb to land on top of the trophy system is one of the keys to this exploit.

The bug, which was discovered by Reddit user OGGigi, basically raises the bomb so far above the planting site and the player that there’s no possible way to reach it without using some exploits of your own.

This is done by placing a trophy system a certain distance away from the site, planting the bomb so that it lands right on top of the aforementioned equipment, and then destroying it. As seen in the video posted on Reddit, this essentially shoots the bomb so that it’s floating high above the site.


The worst part is, this isn’t the only bug that’s been discovered involving SnD and trophy systems. A couple weeks back, players discovered a bug that would allow throwing knifes to basically float inside of the bomb so that when the enemies went to try and defuse it, it kill them immediately.

With these types of problems, Search and Destroy is slowly but surely becoming an unplayable game with bugs that Infinity Ward needs to fix as soon as possible.

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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

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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.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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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.