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Ridiculous new Warzone bug is making Riot Shields completely useless

Published: 3/Aug/2020 4:37

by Brad Norton


Riot Shields are a niche pick in Warzone at the best of times, but now players are avoiding them at all costs due to an absurd glitch that renders them useless.

If you’re selecting a Riot Shield in Warzone, you’re already putting yourself at a disadvantage. The novelty weapon can be great in some situations, but it limits your overall loadout in a big way. Instead of traveling through Verdansk with a deadly Grau or M4A1 class, you’re limited to just one real weapon and a shield.

If enemies surround you or attack from afar, it’s always difficult posing a real threat. If you plan on camping in buildings and playing patiently, however, the Riot Shield can be beneficial. It blocks all forms of incoming damage and lets you close the distance. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work.

A brand new glitch is making the Riot Shield even less effective as Warzone approaches its fifth season. You may want to avoid using it until a patch is deployed as this new glitch can easily cost you a match.

Riot shield bug needs sorting… from CODWarzone

If you happen to be in the middle of a match with a Riot Shield equipped, be sure to avoid ladders at all costs. If you scale a ladder with your shield in hand, there’s a good chance the shield won’t work once you reach the top.

Exiting a ladder will have the Riot Shield re-equipped as you’d expect, though looks can be deceiving. From your perspective, the shield will be upright and ready to absorb incoming fire. From your enemy’s perspective, however, the shield will still be on your back.

The game sides with the perspective of your opponent. Therefore, bullets will travel straight through and knock you down in an instant. Even though the shield is still visible on your screen. Surprisingly, ladders aren’t the only thing that breaks Riot Shields in Warzone either.

Infinity Ward’s Co-Design Director of Multiplayer, Joe Cecot, responded to a near-identical issue back in June. “We’ll have a look at this,” he said at the time. Months later and the Riot Shield is still held back by the same problem.

Call of Duty Warzone Riot Shield loadout
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You’ll likely want to avoid the Riot Shield until a fix is deployed.

It could be wise to avoid Riot Shields for the time being, unless you’re really looking for a challenge. There’s no telling when a permanent fix may be deployed, though Warzone’s next big patch is right around the corner.

Season 5 is set to launch on August 5, introducing a slew of new content and even reducing the file size for console players.

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How to get free Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack cosmetics bundle

Published: 21/Oct/2020 21:20 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 21:29

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has finally made the Season 6 Combat Pack for Call of Duty: Warzone available to download and it includes a slew of new content for players on PS4. Here’s everything you need to know about the bundle and how you can get your hands on it. 

Generally speaking, every time a new season rolls around for Warzone, Sony releases a pack that includes an exclusive blueprint, weapon skin, and other items that’s only available to PlayStation Plus members. Most players recognize it as a staple of each season at this point.

When Season 6 started, however, some players were puzzled by the fact that another one of these packs wasn’t announced or made available to Plus subcribers. Now, a few weeks later, that pack has finally been released and it includes a few items that might capture your interest.

Warzone Combat Pack 6 contents
Players have a slew of items they can get their hands on in the new Warzone Combat Pack.

What’s in the Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack?

Like all the other PS Plus packs released in the past, this one features several cosmetic items. According to the store listing, Combat Pack (Season 6) includes an Operator skin, pistol weapon blueprint, exclusive knife, charm, and a variety of other bonus content.

In addition, players will also get access to a 60-minute Double XP token, which can be activated in-game.

  • Epic Operator Skin for Rodion
  • Legendary Handgun Weapon Blueprint
  • Epic Knife
  • Epic Weapon Charm
  • Epic Calling Card
  • Epic Emblem
  • Epic Sticker
  • 60-minute Double XP Token
One of the main items players get in the new pack is the Jailbird skin for Rodion.

How do I get the Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack?

Like always, downloading the pack itself is quite simple and it can be found on the PlayStation Store on your PS4 or through your computer/mobile device:

  1. Visit the PlayStation Store, either online or on your PS4
  2. In the top search bar, type in “Warzone” (skip this step if doing online)
  3. The item should pop up on the right side of the screen if on console.
  4. Click “Download” (or “Add to Cart” on website)

How long will the pack be available for?

According to the in-game description, the Season 6 Combat Pack will be available until December 1, 2020, so there’s plenty of time to claim it before it leaves the store.