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New AS VAL shoots through unlimited walls in Modern Warfare & Warzone

Published: 30/Sep/2020 10:44 Updated: 30/Sep/2020 10:45

by Calum Patterson

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What appears to be a major glitch with the new AS VAL Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare and Warzone has been discovered, allowing the weapon to kill enemies through multiple walls with no damage penalty.

Although bullet penetration has been in Call of Duty since the original Modern Warfare in 2007, usually it’s limited to just one wall or surface, and there’s usually a significant damage drop-off when shooting through a solid object.

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However, with a specific attachment, the AS VAL, added in the Season 6 update, doesn’t care at all how many solid walls are in its way — it will simply take down opponents all the same.

After some players noticed very strong bullet penetration with the 10 round mags attachment, one player decided to push the theory to its limit, with surprising results.

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The AS Val in Warzone
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The AS VAL is the newest AR you can use in Modern Warfare and Warzone

On the St. Petrograd multiplayer map, the player used split-screen to show how extreme this bug is. The opposing player stood on the opposite side of the map, with approximately SIX whole walls between them.

“So walls have no affect on the 10 round mags for the Val,” the player wrote, posting the clip to Twitter.

In it, he’s able to put down the enemy player in only three shots – as if he was standing right in front of him, not the other side of the map.

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You may now be asking yourself, what about FMJ? The player who shared this clip, @WhiteChickenYT, explains that using the FMJ weapon perk actually makes the bullet penetration worse on the AS VAL, not better.

Perhaps this is because it corrects the penetration to the values it should be at, rather than the clearly broken ones with the 10 round mag attachment.

Of course, using the 10 round mag does also put you at a bit of a disadvantage in regular gunfights, where you might find yourself having to reload a lot more often.

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But, in Warzone, this could work as the perfect back-up weapon: something to finish off opponents as they run for cover, because with the 10 round mags, cover is no obstacle for the AS VAL.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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