Terrifying Modern Warfare visual glitch turns Operators into nightmares - Dexerto
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Terrifying Modern Warfare visual glitch turns Operators into nightmares

Published: 5/Feb/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


Modern Warfare allows players to choose from a wide array of Operators to take into battle, yet this horrifying glitch might be the most effective at scaring the opposition away.

Since the release of Infinity Ward’s latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, players have been stumbling upon countless visual issues, from bugs that change the color of the map, to camouflage glitches that make it impossible to shoot.

The latest bizarre feature directly alters the appearance of Operators in the game, and ensures they’ll scare off any foes who may get too close.

Modern Warfare Operator skins
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Operators in Modern Warfare can be unlocked through in-game challenges or purchased in cosmetic bundles.

Despite raising a hefty $1.6 million in support of Australian bushfire relief through the sale of a cosmetic pack that featured a new Operator skin, Modern Warfare can’t quite seem to nail down the features of a human face. 

Haunting the dreams of Reddit user ‘Imperial3agle,’ a creepy visual glitch changed the appearance of an Operator in the main menu. Tearing back a layer of flesh, the bug revealed what lays beneath the surface of character models in-game. 

From the movement of their protruding eyeballs to their full set of teeth sticking out among the Operator’s head, the disturbing visual was the last thing this player needed to see while playing the game late at night.

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A terrifying image that is sure to stick for quite some time, the glitch appears eerily similar to that of a viral Assassin’s Creed bug from Ubisoft’s 2014 entry in the popular stealth-based franchise. 

Removing the face and leaving nothing but eyeballs and teeth behind, Activision’s latest issue looks all too similar to Ubisoft’s notorious glitches.

“Okay. Who let Ubisoft make a skin?” Reddit user ‘Dark_Kelta’ amusingly chimed in, further adding insult to injury with the creepy facial bug.

Assassin's Creed visual bug

2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity was plagued by this chilling visual bug.

Seemingly a rare occurrence, there’s no telling how the issue came to be in the first place. Infinity Ward is yet to respond so the glitch could definitely pop up on your own copy of Modern Warfare until a patch is released.

Hopefully you’re not playing the game in the dead of night like this unlucky player though, and avoid a jump scare that Modern Warfare should be rushing to patch out of the game as soon as possible.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.