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Modern Warfare stops players from activating Nukes and no one knows why

Published: 12/Nov/2019 1:02 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 16:29

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players are encountering a bizarre bug that’s preventing them from launching Tactical Nukes, leading to frustrating in-game scenarios.

Players in Modern Warfare who’ve found themselves on pace to get the 30-elimination Killstreak usually feel the tense moments in the lead up to the mark. When finally acquiring the game-winning reward, it could be one of the most satisfying moments in Call of Duty.

But people are finding that sometimes not everything goes without a hitch. A new bug has been found which is preventing players from using their Tactical Nukes after finally racking up the insane amount of kills.

Infinity WardThe struggle to get a Tactical Nuke has resonated with CoD players for a long time.

That’s what happened to Reddit user ‘Maxo–’ who was in a tightly contested game, but had the chance of finishing it off with ultimate Killstreak.

“Welp this blows. The Nuke that never was,” they said.

After getting the requisite amount of kills, the Killstreak unlocked on the right-hand side of their screen – signaling for the player to hit right on the D-pad to throw down the bomb.

Welp this blows. The Nuke that never was. from r/modernwarfare

After repeatedly pressing down on the button, the game simply greeted them with a “Killstreak cannot be used right now” notification.

Some people noted that the player probably couldn’t use the Nuke since they were moments away from losing the match which would have interfered with the missile’s 10-second timer to activate.

Infinity WardThe bug could negate the hard-earned Nuke, but there seems to be a temporary solution for it.

Although that might not be the reason why, as some onlookers pointed to a recurring problem that they’ve been noticing a lot more in Modern Warfare.

“It’s a bug. It happened to me as well,” user ‘ShisuiUchiha88’ said. “But not when I got the Nuke. Listen, next time kill yourself and call it in as soon as you spawn. I’ve noticed this bug after the latest patch update. They screwed with some stuff. I wasn’t able to call my killstreaks at all…”

Unfortunately, it’s a trend that a ton of people are coming across, reportedly after the 1.07 patch update for the game.

Moreover, other players were linking the problem to a similar situation they found after hacking equipment with the EOD perk: “Did you hack anything with EOD? I noticed after you hack equipment you can’t use killstreaks”

In either case, this would be something Infinity Ward would fix right away, seeing as it can cause unintended issues in Modern Warfare.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young


Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
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Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.