Modern Warfare & Warzone attachment secretly buffs movement speed - Dexerto
Call of Duty

Modern Warfare & Warzone attachment secretly buffs movement speed

Published: 5/Jul/2020 18:02

by Daniel Cleary

Share


Call of Duty players have seemingly uncovered some hidden movement speed buffs after testing the Merc Foregrip weapon attachment in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

The introduction of loadouts in Modern Warfare provides players with plenty of ways to customize their weapon whichever way they please.

Unlike previous Call of Duty titles, Infinity Ward’s latest release also offers multiple weapon attachment variations, with different barrels, stocks, grips, and more available for players to add to their guns.

Mp5 loadout in modern warfare
Infinity Ward
Modern Warfare and Warzone have introduced loadouts with unique attachment choices.

Secret buff with Merc Foregrip

Each of these unique attachments can both add and detract from a weapon’s stats, such as aim down sights (ADS) speed, range, and recoil, forcing them to choose the loadouts that will best suit their preferred playstyle.

However, it seems as if one of these attachments might be a bit stronger than initially intended, after Modern Warfare players uncovered some unusual stats with Merc Foregrip.

After testing an Uzi, once without attachments, and once with the Merc Foregrip, CoD YouTuber KRNG JGOD revealed that his character could run faster with Merc Foregrip, claiming that it secretly buffs your movement speed in-game.

The Merc Foregrip attachment is typically seen on Assault Rifles and SMGs in Warzone or Modern Warfare and is said to increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy.

This attachment also claims to hinder your mobility, decreasing both your aim walking movement speed and the aim down sights speed, however, the same does not seem to be true for your character’s movement speed, which is not mentioned in-game.

While Merc Foregrip seemingly only buffs the movement speed by about 3%, it could still make all the difference when trying to escape the gas or evade a gunfight in-game.

Infinity Ward has not yet addressed the Merc Foregrip’s “hidden weapon stats,” although it is likely that they will be looking to fix or clarify the changes in one of their upcoming patches, if it is in fact unintentional.

Call of Duty

Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton

Share


Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
Activision
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.