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Ridiculous Modern Warfare bug reveals nameplates through walls

Published: 22/Nov/2019 3:11

by Brad Norton


Modern Warfare has been plagued by a number of bugs since launch. Being able to spot enemy nameplates through walls might take the cake for the most egregious oversight to date however.

Having released on October 25, Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare has been accessible for just under a month now and despite an influx of recent patches, one glaring oversight continues to pervade throughout online competition.

Various surfaces across a number of maps have been scrutinized by the Call of Duty community of late and it turns out that many spots actually reveal the locations of opposing players.

Infinity Ward - Modern WarfareShoot House was released on November 11 and is one of the smallest maps in Modern Warfare, leading to a number of nametag issues.

The majority of these instances appear to stem from rather thin plywood that covers various windows. While it’s entirely fair to be able to shoot through such flimsy material, especially with FMJ rounds, Heads Up Display (HUD) essentially acts as though there’s nothing blocking the line of sight between players.

As enemies cross various streets or attempt to bunker down on an objective for instance, this oversight allows players to see their bright red nametags through walls from practically any distance. 

A November 21 post from Reddit user ‘T4yz’ demonstrated just how powerful this bug can be in the heat of combat during an objective-based game type.

Overlooking the B Flag in a closely contested game of Domination on the newly released Shoot House map, the player was able to spot multiple enemies simply by aiming at the wooden surface.

Spraying through the wall, they quickly picked up two eliminations without ever actually seeing their opponents in the flesh.

An obviously unfair advantage, this bug can make it extraordinarily difficult to capture certain objectives as not only do players have to look out for enemies in the open, but also enemies completely behind cover.

Not exclusive to the latest maps alone, this oversight is prevalent throughout the likes of Grazna Raid as well. 

An in-depth breakdown from Reddit user ‘BaconOG’ exemplified a number of broken spots across the map. From close range advantages to long-range sightlines, the bug can be utilized in some extremely lopsided scenarios.

For instance, with a full concrete wall protecting players parallel to the B Flag, a cheeky wooden surface allows snipers to freely peak at the top of the blue building, picking off any opponents by surprise.

Not the first issue involving nameplates in Modern Warfare, Call of Duty veteran Seth ‘Scump’ Abner recently encountered a glitch that displayed an enemy name through a set of doors, subsequently giving him the upper hand.

With a major patch set to release imminently, perhaps spotting enemies through walls will not be an issue for much longer.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.