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Ridiculous Warzone bug transforms teammate into munitions box

Published: 23/Aug/2020 0:55 Updated: 23/Aug/2020 1:23

by Theo Salaun

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In one of the strangest glitches to hit the Call of Duty: Warzone landscape, some players are turning into munitions boxes during the initial deployment cinematic.

You’re getting ready to drop into Verdansk with a couple teammates. You’re revving up, analyzing where to drop, and itching for some action. As you see you and your teammates preparing your parachutes to drop out of the back of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, suddenly one of your teammates poofs away and plops back into the world as a munitions box. For a moment, it feels like you’re playing Prop Hunt.

But you’re not, it’s just the latest graphical bug in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. As of now, it remains unclear how prominent this glitch is or what it truly entailed for the rest of the match, as the Redditor who posted it, ‘SirDavidPaladinEX,’ titled it very succinctly and added no subsequent comments.

As he titles it, “so my random squadmate is now a munitions box.” While some people simply view their teammates as resource carriers, in this case it was meant very literally.

One has to imagine that this was just a weird bug during the cinematic and that the teammate eventually returned to normal once their squad started deploying. What’s interesting is that this is a far departure from the hastily fixed “demon glitch” that plagued Warzone for a while and was a high priority on Infinity Ward’s Trello board. 

This glitch, although obviously a visual issue, is not graphical corruption and is not on the Trello board at all. As a result, one must wonder if the ability to transform into objects is actually somewhere within Modern Warfare’s files. And, if that’s the case, could Prop Hunt be making a return to Call of Duty before the release of Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War?

Prop Hunt, a game mode in which one team turns into various props across the map and the other team tries to hunt them down, is a Bizarro world version of hide and seek. It was originally a mod in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, before being turned into a real Weekend Warfare mode in MW Remastered, Black Ops III, WWII, Black Ops 4, and COD Mobile.

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Hilarious Black Ops Cold War bug literally breaks Fireteam Dirty Bomb

Published: 30/Nov/2020 11:14

by Alex Garton

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A game-breaking Black Ops Cold War bug is suspending players above the map on Fireteam Dirty Bomb, rendering them useless for the entire match.

As with any new release, Black Ops Cold War has had its fair share of bugs and glitches. From players falling through the map to a permanent thermal overlay, its obvious Treyarch overlooked a few elements of the game before releasing the title.

However, if a bug is not game-breaking, players will usually laugh it off and let it go. It’s only when a glitch renders players completely useless that a bug starts to become more frustrating than funny.

Well, that’s exactly the type of bug some players are experiencing on Fireteam Dirty Bomb and it’s fair to say they’re not pleased about it.

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Fireteam Dirty Bomb is the new mode released with Black Ops Cold War.

Game-breaking bug suspends players above the map

A video posted to the Black Ops Cold War subreddit reveals a game-breaking bug occurring on Fireteam Dirty Bomb. The glitch suspends the players above the map for the entire match with them unable to move or participate.

On top of this, it appears the entire game mode is broken with teams being bigger than they’re are supposed to be and textures not loading in.

Fireteam: Dirtybomb gamebreaking bug from r/blackopscoldwar

As you can see, the players are left floating above the map and are audibly frustrated at the issue. One of them even states: “I’d genuinely be surprised if they even had playtesters for this game.”

It’s worth noting the players can scope down onto the map below but they’re completely locked in place. Attempting to run will trigger the animation but no movement will occur.

Glitches can be entertaining in certain titles, especially when they do not heavily impact the gameplay experience. However, in competitive games like Call of Duty, a game-breaking bug can be extremely frustrating.

Fingers crossed Treyarch get this bug fixed as soon as possible so players don’t have to continue spectating the game from above the map.