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Warzone is accidentally sending unlucky players straight to the Gulag

Published: 14/Aug/2020 6:51 Updated: 14/Aug/2020 6:54

by Brad Norton


Warzone’s battle royale experience has been hindered once again as an all-new game-breaking bug is sending unlucky Call of Duty players straight to the Gulag as soon as they spawn into Verdansk.

While Warzone is one of the most popular battle royales on the market today, it certainly has its issues. Whether you’re struggling with Gas Masks or still frustrated by a near-endless run of hackers in the game, you’re not alone. Plenty of players have been encountering new issues throughout Season 5 and one more has just joined the list.

Infinity Ward is well aware of many critical bugs as evidenced by their public Trello board. However, the latest problem hasn’t yet been addressed by the devs in any capacity. It’s a real doozy as well, and could just totally end your next match.

The most recent issue plaguing Verdansk is one that shoots players straight to the Gulag without any explanation, possibly cutting their game outrageously short.

[BUG] I began the game in gulag-mode, right off the plane! from CODWarzone

While dropping into a casual match on August 12, Reddit user ‘UnbanPod’ was sailing down towards the Quarry. Plenty of other players were nearby and nothing seemed out of the ordinary for this particular drop. A few moments after landing though, everything quickly fell apart.

Audio appeared to be somewhat bugged, but before the player could scout an enemy on the roof nearby, their screen faded to black. Without taking any damage or even getting into a gunfight, their character transitioned as if they had just been knocked out. Once they came to, they were shockingly inside the Gulag.

A 1v1 kicked off almost immediately without the player having any say in the matter. Through no fault of their own, they were thrown straight into the Gulag and forced to fight for their life. There’s no telling just what caused the issue but attentive players noticed something not quite right.

“Something in the scripting had decided you were a Gulag-er before you even jumped,” a player responded. For some reason, Warzone failed to provide this player any armor plates either. Despite their teammates all being well-equipped, this bug seemed destined to send one unlucky player straight to the Gulag.

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Hopefully your 1v1 skills are on point as your next Warzone game could start out at the Gulag.

Also noteworthy is the fact that only 151 players were in this quads match to begin with. Perhaps the game-breaking issue can be pinned down to faulty matchmaking. Unfortunately, there’s no telling for definite without comment from the devs.

Be sure to keep a close eye on your inventory when dropping into games throughout Season 5. If you spawn without armor, there’s a good chance you may have to fight in the Gulag well before you’re prepared.

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How to watch HusKerrs Howl $300K Warzone event: streams & schedule

Published: 30/Oct/2020 3:39 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:45

by Brad Norton


Another massive Warzone event is heating up as popular content creator and battle royale champion Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas is hosting his very own tournament with $300,000 on the line.

Following close behind Vikkstar’s original Warzone competition, HusKerrs is next in line for his own huge Call of Duty event. HusKerrs Howl aims to crown the best partners in the world as this unique event focuses on Duos action.

After making history as the first player to pass six figures in Warzone winnings, it’s only fitting that HusKerrs’ event comes with the biggest prize pool yet. A whopping $300,000 is up for grabs over the course of two weeks.

From the teams that will be dropping in to when each round of action is taking place, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event.

What is the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event?

The HusKerrs Howl event is one of the biggest Warzone tournaments to date. Not just in terms of prizing, but in how long it’s set to last and how many teams will be getting involved.

Duos will be dropping into Verdansk across multiple weeks in order to qualify for the Finals. Additionally, there’s also a special one-off Zombie Trios section to get things going before the Duos competition really begins.

A brand new Twitch channel has been created just for this event with HusKerrs set to host. We’ve embedded this below for your convenience. Expect almost every competitor to be sharing their own perspective throughout the tournament as well.  

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event schedule

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HusKerrs Howl will be starting with a Zombie Royale showdown.

First up is the special Zombie Day event on Friday, October 30 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. This is a unique Trios competition in the Zombie Royale playlists. Only one team can take out the prize for what is essentially a warm-up run before the real show starts up.

The following day on October 31, Duos will be dropping in for the first round of qualifying action. This will be followed up by the second and third rounds on November 5 and November 6 respectively.

Last but not least, the best Duos from the qualifiers will advance through to the Finals. This takes place on November 7 to determine the overall winner of the HusKerrs Howl event.

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event format

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This particular competition is for Duos only.

This particular Warzone competition is for Duos only and will feature a double-elimination bracket. 16 teams will be dropping in for the first day of action. They will go head to head until the very end with only the Top 3 qualifying for the Finals.

For the final two days of the qualifiers, only eight duos will be playing. From here, the Top 2 make it into the Finals. This makes seven Duos so HusKerrs will be taking the eighth and final spot.

As teams are going head to head, the Duo with the highest point total in each matchup will advance. No different from most Warzone events, teams will be awarded one point per elimination. There’s currently no telling how many points will be awarded for higher placements in each match.

Stay tuned over the coming days for full recaps and results as the action gets underway. Big names such as Symfuhny, Aydan, and TeePee are all expected for the event. So it’s sure to be an intense tournament.