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Warzone devs respond to infinite loading screen glitch

Published: 19/Jun/2020 13:53

by Connor Bennett

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Modern Warfare developer Joe Cecot has responded to the infuriating Warzone infinite loading screen glitch, nothing that it is a “complex” issue for the team to figure out.

Though Warzone has proven to be incredibly popular with Call of Duty fans, a number of problems have plagued the battle royale. Players have found glitches with staying alive for longer than intended in the gas, being unable to buy teammates back, and other issues. 

However, there might no more annoying problem than the infinite loading screen glitch. As the name suggests, players are greeted by a loading screen that never goes away. You can sometimes hear gunfire and see the match is loading countdown, but you don’t end up going anywhere. While some players have found workarounds, there hasn’t been a fix that rectifies the problem for everyone.

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Warzone players have run into a number of bugs.

Fans who have found their games constantly disrupted by the bug have put it to the developers, hoping for a fix. While no sort of patch seems to be coming anytime soon, Joe Cecot has revealed that Infinity Ward is working on it.

“We are looking at this but it’s turning out to be a very complex issue,” the Co-Design Director tweeted in reply to one disgruntled Twitter user, also offering up an apology. “Sorry for the inconvenience.”

With the problem proving to be “complex,” according to the developer, it could be the case that Infinity ward is unable to fix it for a little while yet – never mind having it fixed in time for their next set of updates.

That would, undoubtedly, be an absolutely nightmarish situation the horde of fans who are still running into the bug. While there are no details on what is making the issue so “complex,” Infinity Ward have routinely found fixes, so we’ll just have to wait and see as to whether or not they can fix it soon.

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Aydan explains how Ghost can be reworked to stop Warzone campers

Published: 3/Dec/2020 1:15

by Theo Salaun

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Former Fortnite pro and current Warzone star, Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad, believes that the Ghost perk in Warzone should be tweaked to dissuade camping in the popular Call of Duty battle royale. 

Aydan is no stranger to BR titles, given all the success he’s achieved in Fortnite and Warzone. He’s also very familiar with CoD titles, given his history competing in ‘GBs’ since Black Ops 2. Coupling those perspectives, he believes that Warzone would be better if its Ghost perk was tuned in line with how the perk functions in Black Ops Cold War.

As it stands, Ghost grants an impervious cloak of map invisibility to its bearer in Modern Warfare and Warzone. A necessary perk built into every second loadout across Verdansk, it guarantees that players cannot be detected by Heartbeat Sensors or UAVs. 

Dissimilarly, Black Ops Cold War’s Ghost is akin to earlier titles’, in which it grants the same mini-map immunities — but only when the player is moving. Therefore, if a camper has Ghost equipped, they will be detectable. As mentioned in the CharlieIntel Podcast, Aydan thinks this version should be integrated into Warzone. 

(For mobile users, segment begins at 28:10)

“I really like how [BOCW] has Ghost: it only works if you’re moving,” he said. “So if you’re camping in a corner, Ghost won’t work. I think that might be a great addition.”

While discussing his feelings toward Black Ops Cold War in comparison to Modern Warfare and Warzone, Aydan touched on his excitement about possible integration between the different titles. While BOCW and MW will be kept separate, Activision have already confirmed that both games will enjoy some overlap in Warzone.

One of the more interesting opportunities this provides is the chance to rework Ghost, which is exactly what the streamer was alluding to.

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Call of Duty’s Heartbeat Sensor allows you to locate enemies up to 50 meters away, unless they’re ghosted.

While aware that he does have biases as a “bot racer and a PUB slayer,” Aydan elaborated that “it’s just kind of annoying when someone’s just sitting there with Ghost and you can’t detect them at all.” As such, he argues that the anti-camping adjustment “would be a great integration to add to Ghost.”

Given how many CoD enthusiasts complain about campers, either in multiplayer or Warzone, one has to imagine that there could be some serious support for this tweak to the game’s most popular perk.