Strange CoD bug makes Warzone's Loadout Drops wild and deadly - Dexerto
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Strange CoD bug makes Warzone’s Loadout Drops wild and deadly

Published: 31/Mar/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal

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A bizarre glitch in Call of Duty: Warzone resulted in a Loadout Drop becoming animated and moving around on its own – later killing a fellow teammate.

After purchasing a Loadout Drop in a Warzone match, Reddit user ‘SuperSonik319’ was testing out what would happen if they dropped a Munitions Box right under it.

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The player joked they “tried to combine a Munitions Box and a Loadout Drop for full loadout,” but they probably weren’t expecting the ordinance to turn on them so quickly.

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If players aren’t careful, crates can actually be a killer obstacle in Call of Duty.

What resulted from the experiment proved to be an untameable care package that seemed to be stuck in a repeating animation, letting it move around in one direction.

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“This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object,” another user joked.

The opened Munitions Box can be seen tucked under the corner of the Loadout Drop during the clip, as the two objects obviously couldn’t coexist by occupying the same area on the Warzone map.

Tried to combine a Munitions Box and a Loadout Drop for Full Loadout from CODWarzone

Though the deadly part of the clip came a bit later when the nigh-sentient crate met even bigger immovable objects in the form of a nearby cement blockade and metal container.

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That’s when the glitched Loadout Drop really got weird and started to climb the obstacle until it was derailed from its trajectory.

Unfortunately for the curious player watching the madness, the crate managed to climb over the person who called it in and sent them to the Gulag.

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The crate came alive and the player recording was too amused to avoid their demise.

While the bug might not be as common, it’s definitely one of the more comical glitches players have come across in Warzone.

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SuperSonik319 isn’t the first one to run into a deadly bug in Modern Warfare or Warzone involving crates. Previously there were instances where players simply touching Care Packages would instantly die.

In that instance, the player was trying to dart to their newly summoned equipment, but they were mysteriously killed after sliding up to it.

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While this Warzone glitch seems pretty conclusive on how the player died, other people should keep in mind that CoD’s crates can claim lives in a multitude of ways.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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