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Warzone bug is spawning players in the gas with no chance of survival

Published: 17/Mar/2020 6:45

by Brad Norton

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A frustrating Warzone bug is leaving players without a chance to fend for themselves as Gulag winners are being thrown straight back into the toxic gas.

Infinity Ward’s battle royale has captured the attention of over 15 million players in its first week. While the fresh release is certainly popular, the 150-player mode has come with its fair share of amusing, devastating, and sometimes frustrating issues.

The Gulag has been host to a number of clever tricks and strategies, however, a new bug is leaving players frustrated after winning their 1v1.

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Players have already discovered a number of clever tricks to help in the Gulag.

Thrown straight back into a gunfight after being taken out during battle, the Gulag gives players a second chance to right their wrongs and get back in the fight. 

Upon winning a 1v1, the victors are dropped back into the map overhead of nearby allies within the safe zone. At least, that’s how the feature is supposed to work.

Rather than redeploying to a safe space and allowing players the chance to land, and get back into the fight properly and try again with a new loadout, a new bug is respawning players in the midst of noxious gas, spelling certainly death.

I won my fight in the gulag, and then spawned in the gas, killing me pretty much instantly. Is there a patch in the works for this? from CODWarzone

“I won my fight in the gulag, and then spawned in the gas, killing me pretty much instantly,” Reddit user ‘on-my-mobile’ explained as they shared a video in hopes of raising awareness of the toxic-drop issue.

Their screen darkened after winning the 1v1, and their character could already be heard coughing well before the game transitioned back to the sprawling battlefield.

Opening their map before they regained control, the player realized their icon was in the red. As they finally shifted to a first-person perspective, they had already dropped to less than half health and was taken out of action by the poisonous gas soon after.

With barely enough time to adjust their direction and fly towards the safe zone, there was seemingly nothing the player could have done to avoid the frustrating situation, except watch as their hard-earned return faded away.

Players avoiding the gas circle collapse in Warzone.
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Warzone’s gas can wipe players out in a matter of seconds.

While the Warzone developers at Infinity Ward appear to have their work cut out for them as they try to address a number of significant issues, it seems as though this Gulag bug is not on the radar for the time being

In the meantime, if you end up in the Gulag and have to fend for yourself, try this surprising spray tactic to get the upper hand— after that, you’ll just have to pray the game doesn’t decide you’re set for another toxic death.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.