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Warzone devs respond to glitch that lets players use Uzis in the Gulag

Published: 25/Apr/2020 22:59

by Theo Salaun


The Gulag is supposed to be Call of Duty: Warzone’s great equalizer, with both duelists equipped with the same health, gun, and equipment. A weird glitch has been disrupting that balance, but a fix is on the way.

They say not to bring a knife to a gunfight. That’s reasonable advice. What they don’t say is not to bring a shotgun to a shotgun fight, because you might just find an Uzi instead.

When you die in Warzone, you head to one of the map’s three underground Gulags for a one-on-one duel with matching weaponry. But, of the game’s wide variety of guns, you’ll only be spawned with one of two types: shotgun or pistol.

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Players can typically only draw upon a pistol or shotgun when thrown into the Gulag.


Unfortunately, a glitch has been popping up over the past few weeks in which players are able to find automatic guns on the floor of the Gulag — providing an instantaneous, unfair advantage.

In the most recent example, Redditor ‘pizza-boys’ jumps into his dungeon battle and is surprised to find two typically ineligible guns: a sniper and an SMG. 

He quickly opts for the SMG, an Uzi in this instance, and shreds his unlucky foe.

You ever just find an Uzi in the gulag? from CODWarzone


There’s a reason that automatic weapons are preferred for most engagements in CoD, as they are versatile and have forgiving firing rates. Getting blessed with one in the Gulag is practically a cheat code and something Infinity Ward has been working to figure out and address.

It appears that this glitch is the result of a player dying above and having their weapons glitch downward, falling into the lap of a duelist who is observant enough to notice them waiting on the ground. 

To add proof to this assumption, another Redditor, ‘ConspiracyKoala,’ found a player’s custom Kilo 141 assault rifle and MP7 after rotating to his (frankly unaware) opponent’s side of the map. 

Found an Assault Rifle in the Gulag (No audio) from CODWarzone


You can’t obtain custom guns in Warzone without accessing your loadout, so this proves that the guns must have come from a player who died just above.

As it stands, IW has noted this glitch on their Trello board and the fix is “in progress.” In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled in case Lady Luck decides to bestow an automatic weapon upon you. 

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


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.