Domination has long been one of the most popular modes in Call of Duty, but it’s now completely broken in Modern Warfare and players are enraged at it.
In Modern Warfare, Domination goes up to 200 points, with teams earning one point every five seconds for each flag they hold. This can make for some close matches, especially if the B flag is closely contested for the duration of the match, and at CDL Dallas we even saw a Domination match result in a tie.
Despite how the game mode is intended to work, sometimes that just doesn’t work out, as evidenced by the below clip, in which the scoring clearly isn’t working as intended.
The video below, which was captured by Modern Warfare player cabose369, shows exactly why the mode is broken since the Season 3 update.
As you can see, at one point the Redditor’s team is overtaken by his opponents as they capture B but, when 7 points behind, they recapture B and should catch up with them after about 30 seconds.
Instead, the deficit doesn’t reduce at all, flicking between 7, 8 and even 11 points, despite Cabose’s team holding two flags and the opponents only holding onto one.
It seems impossible to explain something like this – cabose is clearly holding two flags but it’s almost as if the game simply doesn’t recognize it. That said, it also doesn’t properly calculate the enemy team’s score, as evidenced by the fact that it occasionally goes up to 11 points ahead of cabose, ultimately costing them the match.
Some responses suggested it could be a bug, combining Domination and new game mode Deathmatch Domination, which also rewards players based on kills as well as flags held. Infinity Ward are yet to comment on the situation so we’ll just have to wait and see if a fix or explanation is on the way anytime soon.