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Warzone Heartbeat Sensor bug freezes the game completely

Published: 9/Jul/2020 17:12

by Jacob Hale


A strange bug in Warzone is causing Heartbeat Sensors to freeze player’s games, often making them lose gunfights or affecting gameplay for an entire match.

In Warzone, the Heartbeat Sensor is almost an essential piece of equipment when picking up your loadout drop. Filling in the Tactical Gear slot, it makes much more sense to carry one of these than, say, a Flash or Stun Grenade, each of which are only a one-time use item.

While using it, you can plan out attacks by seeking out enemy locations, but with the abundance of Ghost users, it is often rendered obsolete anyway.

Warzone tower sniper
The Heartbeat Sensor is usually the perfect tool to counter campers – but now it’s breaking people’s games.

That said, you would still like the option to carry one just in case, but it might not be possible for much longer if this bug persists in the game.

As shown by Leeuwarden-HF in a July 9 Reddit post, the Heartbeat Sensor is causing the game to freeze when they pull it out, looking like a serious bout of lag spikes if not just a broken game.

As you can see, as soon as they hit LB to bring the Heartbeat Sensor out, the game freezes completely, and in the next few seconds the player is jotting all over the place with no real control before his game finally recovers.

As Leeuwarden says, they’ve been facing the issue for about a week, which could correspond roughly with the June 29 update that brought a number of weapon balancing updates to the game.

Anyone else having major freeze up, when pulling out the HeartBeat Sensor? I have this issue for about a week now. from r/CODWarzone

It appears that the bug is not a one-off, either, judging by the responses in the post. One user said that it “usually happens the first time, but better after that,” while another said that it “happens every now and again but when it happens it makes it unusable in that game.”

It’s fair to say that while this issue doesn’t seem to be massively widespread, with no real reason behind it either, users might want to opt for an alternative to the Heartbeat Sensor to save some aggravating losses and gunfights.

Whether or not this is on Infinity Ward’s radar remains to be seen. Regardless, it’s something that will need fixing soon, especially with how common Heartbeat Sensors are, and it is literally ruining the game experience for some.

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:24 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 19:25

by Brad Norton


Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups went live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Black Ops 2 Invitational teams & bracket

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES


Here is the starting bracket for this competition, which is being updated live on the tournament’s web-page as the results from the various matches start filing in.

TST Black Ops 2 Bracket
The official bracket for Hitch’s Black Ops 2 Invitational.

Format & rules

The biggest thing to note about this tournament’s format is that it’s being played on mouse and keyboard, unlike true competitive Call of Duty, which has always been played using controllers.

Outside of that, the only other important aspect to note as the map-mode rotations, which we’ve listed below for both the Winners and Losers Bracket rounds.

Winners Rounds:

  • WR1: Raid Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • WR2: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • WR3: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD

Losers Rounds:

  • LR1: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • LR2: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD
  • LR3: Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD, Slums CTF, Slums Hardpoint, Standoff SnD
  • LR4: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Raid CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express

Finals Rounds:

  • GF: Yemen Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • GFR: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD

Movember charity

Movember Charity
Movember Foundation
TST is hosting several tournaments to raise money for the Movember charity.

This Black Ops 2 Invitational, like the rest of Team Summertime’s Off-Season Series, was created to raise money for Movember, which is the “leading charity changing the face of men’s health.”

If you’d like to donate to this cause, you can do so by visiting TST’s Movember charity page here.