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Strange Modern Warfare trick lets players “sprint” while prone

Published: 2/Dec/2019 15:31

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.

Infinity WardCall 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.

Super prone sprint bug??? Anyone seen this before? + Character model makes 0 noise when moving. from modernwarfare

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.

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Bizarre Black Ops Cold War exploit completely removes sprint-fire delay

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:01

by Daniel Cleary

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A strange exploit has been found with the Gung-Ho perk in Black Ops Cold War, which removes the sprint-fire delay from all weapons in-game.

As with other online multiplayer shooters, Call of Duty players, typically, have to have quick reaction speed in order to win gunfights and pick up kills against the enemy team.

While this reaction time can be difficult to improve, some players have found another way to gain an advantage over their opponents with a bug that allows you to fire the first few bullets even earlier.

Black ops characters shooting gun

This exploit was found with the Gung-Ho perk, which allows players to shoot their weapons while sprinting. The Cold War perk has been a go-to for those who love to run and gun, but this new bug completely cuts out the time it takes to start firing.

One Redditor u/b3nb0i shared this unusual glitch with the perk, revealing that, with the help of lethal equipment such as semtex, it’s possible to cancel the sprint-to-fire delay on a gun.

Usually, even with the Gung-Ho perk equipped, there is a small delay in the time it takes to straighten the weapon from the sprint position to be ready to fire.

NEW TECH: Run with a semtex and gungho to shoot without sprint-fire delay from blackopscoldwar

However, with semtex or another piece of equipment in-hand, the gun is already in a position to fire and cancels the delay, making it quite deadly in any gunfights. It is worth noting that it is not possible to ADS while using this exploit and that players would have to rely on their weapons attachments to make their shots more accurate.

While this strange exploit does require some getting used to, it could still be quite overpowered particularly on maps with short-range engagements such as Nuketown, especially as the grenade will drop if you’re taken down – like how the Martyrdom perk used to work.

As of now, it is unclear whether this was intended to be a feature in Cold War but, if it is found to be a glitch it will likely be patched by Treyarch in one of the future updates.