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Ridiculous Warzone bug might completely ruin your next Gulag duel

Published: 23/Apr/2020 5:38

by Brad Norton


A hilarious Gulag glitch could bring about an abrupt end to your next Gulag visit as players are being wiped out from their 1v1s almost instantly.

Warzone players are able to earn a second chance at life if they win their Gulag 1v1, though these duels aren’t always entirely balanced. Sometimes the loadout won’t favor your playstyle, or you’ll get distracted by rocks from a spectator.

However, a ridiculous new bug could lead to an immediate loss as players are being killed by opponents from the previous round of 1v1 action.

Players in the Gulag in Warzone.
You might win your next Gulag fight without even seeing your opponent.

While you wait for your fight to begin, you can spectate previous rounds of Gulag action. Regardless of what equipment is used, once you step foot in the map, everything from the previous duel will be reset. At least, that’s how things are supposed to work.

A hilarious new glitch is bucking the trend and keeping certain items in play for multiple rounds. Without explanation, Reddit user ‘thegordiegohard’ was able to secure a kill from the afterlife thanks to a broken Proximity Mine.

Moments before losing their 1v1, the player threw out their lethal equipment as a last-ditch effort. While it couldn’t save them in that instance, the next player to spawn in the Gulag was treated to an explosive surprise.

A Gulag kill from the afterlife. I can only imagine their confusion. from CODWarzone

Upon loading in and rushing out of the spawn, the next Gulag participant was instantly wiped out by the explosive, ruining any dreams of making it back to Verdansk without help from teammates.

There’s no doubt they were left scratching their head wondering how they’d been killed. Who knows just how baffling the killstreak would have looked as well.

Dying due to your own lack of skill is one thing, but a situation completely out of your control is sure to make anyone salty. “I would be livid if I were on the receiving end,” the original player joked. 

There’s no telling exactly what caused the complication. Perhaps there was a spike in network connection, or maybe the location of the Proximity Mine itself is what bugged out.

Without comment from Infinity Ward, there’s no telling if this issue will be fixed anytime soon. So be extra vigilant as you load into the Gulag, you never know what might take you out.

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Scump explains why new CDL “bubble” in Texas is a big advantage

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:55 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 6:01

by Brad Norton


All of OpTic Chicago, along with a majority of other pro teams, have relocated to Texas for the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner believes it’s going to give them a huge “advantage” over their CDL rivals.

With the switch to online play in 2020, teams were scattered across the United States. Players could be competing from the other side of the country with a significant network disadvantage.

Given LAN events are still a ways off due to the ongoing global crisis, a majority of CDL pros have established a makeshift “bubble” in Texas to combat the issue. With all players in one location, Scump argues that it only benefits teams for the year ahead.

“I absolutely love it,” he said on January 27. With his teammates all training out the H3CZQUARTERS facility, there appear to be no excuses for the upcoming season.

Being in the one location affords a degree of team bonding that you just can’t get online, according to Scump.“I think it has tremendously improved our team chemistry. Every single night [the team] is always hanging out after scrims.”

“You can just tell. It feels like we trust each other a lot more inside of the game. We trust each other to make good decisions and do the right things on the map.”

From OpTic’s standpoint, it’s not just the team chemistry that’s proving valuable. “On top of that, you have the sheer connection advantage,” Scump added.

“I believe 31 of 48 players are in Texas right now and it might even be more than that. Clearly, Texas has some sort of connection advantage for people to want to pick up their lives and move down here to compete.”

We’ve already seen the move pay dividends for OpTic as they recently blitzed through the LA Thieves 3-0 in the Kickoff Classic. “We’ve been playing super good. I can’t even remember the last time we lost a scrim set. It’s been amazing to have the whole team here and I think it’s only going to benefit us moving forward.”

With other teams having followed suit with a move to Texas, it should help establish a more even playing field for a majority of matchups this year.