In a game where accuracy is paramount, it can often be frustrating when your point of view is hindered. Amusingly enough, that’s exactly what occurred throughout this ridiculous Modern Warfare glitch that completely altered the state of Shoot House for one unlucky player.
Certainly no stranger to bugs, Infinity Ward’s latest iteration in the Call of Duty franchise has been host to a number of amusing glitches since release.
Early into a game of Hardpoint on Shoot House, a close-quarters map that was added as part of the Season One content drop on December 3, all seemed to be going well for Reddit user ‘NmEBrecci205’ and their team.
Upon respawning after the first control point disappeared from the map however, their perspective was randomly tilted. With the camera slanted ever so slightly to the right, it appeared as though the player was constantly leaning, even while aiming down sights and sprinting at full pace.
Running through smoke, it took a few seconds for the player to register what was actually happening in-game. Stopping in their tracks to observe the odd glitch, it became clear such a tilting bug would lead to nothing but frustration.
Hovering over the ‘leave game’ option, they soon changed their mind and decided to continue playing with the game-altering perspective in effect.
There’s no telling quite how well they performed with such an odd bug impacting their experience, but it could come with its own benefits.
While leaning is possible when close to certain terrain in Modern Warfare, character models always change back to the default stance when out of cover. With the camera always angled slightly, it could open up new opportunities to peek around corners and get the jump on enemy positioning for instance.
Eerily similar to a recent exploit unearthed in the Overwatch community, it seems as though Activision Blizzard first-person titles can’t escape such world-altering glitches.
With no surefire way to replicate the issue, players won’t be able to exploit the bug anytime soon. But if you ever spot an opponent that appears to be walking sideways, at least now you’ll know why.