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Strange Modern Warfare trick lets players "sprint" while prone

by Connor Bennett
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Call of Duty players have uncovered a way to get sprinting like speed while prone and crawling – and managing to do so without projecting any sound.

The highly-anticipated Modern Warfare finally released back on October 25, but fans have been split in their opinions since that point. Many Call of Duty players, both casual and competitive, have praised elements of the game but it has also been criticized for a multitude of reasons as well – including the general feel, the maps, and a growing number of bugs.

While bugs are to be expected in any title, they’ve only added to the growing frustration with Modern Warfare. Yet a new problem has reared its head that combines sprinting and going prone in one strange combination.

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Call of Duty players have been reporting plenty of bugs within Modern Warfare.

In a post to the Modern Warfare subreddit, user klylelilanglang showcased a video from a recent game where, alongside two teammates, he had uncovered the strange method. 

In the video, the Redditor’s two pals showed off the difference between the normal crawling speed and the player who had managed to kick the pace up a notch. Despite giving the normal speed player a head start, the speedier player caught up within the blink of an eye and overtook them moments later.

While one Redditor questioned how it was possible, stating that it could be “pretty overpowered,” others stepped in to explain how it had happened.

By hitting the floor, quickly sprinting, and then going prone again, the players managed to combine quick button presses to kick up the speed. However, others pointed out that they could be simply “snaking” – a problem that has reared its head in previous Call of Duty titles.

As of writing, the Infinity Ward developers that visit the subreddit and respond to threads about similar problems, have not done so. 

With the battle pass and first season content update for Modern Warfare rolling out on December 3, their focus could very well be on that and a quick fix for this speeding problem might be left for the future.