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Modern Warfare players beg Infinity Ward to fix “annoying” projectile bug

Published: 30/Mar/2020 22:15

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty players are reporting a bug in Modern Warfare that makes projectiles disappear moments after dying – which can prevent them from picking up trade kills.

Moments before getting killed, Reddit user ‘MrSmashAndDash’ managed to line up their crosshairs on a prone opponent after knifing their way into an upstairs room on Shoot House.

However, the player wasn’t able to close the distance quickly enough so they resorted to their Throwing Knife to at least get a revenge kill in a losing matchup.

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The glitch in Modern Warfare can make some projectiles missing in action.

MrSmashAndDash was disappointed to see that they didn’t manage to connect their thrown knife despite the animation for the attack being completed.

“Hey IW, it’s 2020, can we get rid of projectiles completely disappearing upon death already?” they said, referring to the clip that shows the knife in the air for a few frames before disappearing.

The clip walks a fine line between a full-on bug and an issue with latency, but MrSmashAndDash and other players believe it’s a problem to do with the former.

Hey IW, it’s 2020, can we get rid of projectiles completely disappearing upon death already? from modernwarfare

“Honestly though, the amount of times I ‘fired’ [an RPG projectile] and not leaving my launcher is killing me,” user ‘Nishi_Sensei’ said. “Literally hear the launch sound and then the thing vanishing out of thin air”

With such a fast-paced game like Modern Warfare these split-second interactions routinely happen. A duel will result in a dying player throwing a last-ditch attempt to get a return kill, only for it to be mysteriously denied.

Lag can play a part in a lot of those situations, but that isn’t the problem that the CoD community is pointing out here.

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A few frames before the knife is shown in mid-air.

User ‘LameBoy-Ruuf’ said: “I have many close encounters that should end with an eye for an eye and yet the split-second difference makes the animations cancel, projectiles disappear and I cannot unhear the gunshot sound that the game decided to play while scrapping the other consequences to the enemy.”

It could be a tricky situation for the Infinity Ward devs to address, but it is certainly an issue that Modern Warfare players would like to see fixed in the game.

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Black Ops Cold War PlayStation-exclusive Zombies mode revealed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 18:41

by Tanner Pierce


Just a few short weeks ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s official launch, Activision and Sony have announced a brand new Zombies: Onslaught mode. It will be exclusive to PlayStation consoles, at least for a little while, before coming to other platforms.

According to PlayStation, a new Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode titled Onslaught will be exclusively available to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players for almost an entire year before coming to other platforms.

The mode itself is a simple variation of the classic Zombies experience: Two players will be dropped into maps from the game’s base multiplayer mode and will be forced to fight the undead in specific sections of the map, marked by a Dark Aether Orb. After taking out enough enemies, the section will move, forcing the player themselves to move as well.

Onslaught players will be dropped into multiplayer maps and forced to fight the undead.

Like the normal Zombies mode in Black Ops Cold War, players will be able to use their custom classes in Onslaught, allowing you to fight the way that you want. This is certainly a welcome addition, although an expected one.

During the match itself, different enemies will spawn in, including a type called Elites. Taking out these zombies is apparently be what players should shoot for (no pun intended) when fighting through Onslaught matches, as they’ll directly affect your ranking when you finish.

Depending on the rank you achieve, you’ll be able to earn rewards for both Multiplayer and Zombies, further bridging the two modes. Currently, it’s unknown exactly what the rewards are, although it’ll more than likely be calling cards, emblems, and weapon blueprints.

While this news is certainly exciting for PlayStation players, fans on Xbox and PC are going to, once again, be left in the dark until November 1, 2021. Modern Warfare’s Survival mode was exclusive to PS4 in 2019 and, while it ended up not being received very well, it was still a bummer for players on other platforms as it was content that was simply locked out.

Black Ops Cold War is set to release on PS4, PS5, the Xbox family of consoles, and PC on November 13, 2020.