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“Dirty” Warzone tactic can net you kills before even touching the ground

Published: 11/Mar/2020 6:40 Updated: 11/Mar/2020 6:41

by Brad Norton

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An absurdly “dirty” Warzone tactic is giving players an early lead while dropping into Infinity Ward’s newly released battle royale, with a new cheeky trick rewarding aggressive players before they hit the ground.

Infinity Ward’s take on the battle royale genre may have only just been released on March 10, yet players around the world are already finding absurd tricks to get an edge over their opposition.

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Dropping 150 players into an enormous map, Warzone players have uncovered a cheeky way of taking down their enemies before even so much as touching the ground and putting away their parachute.

While playing Warzone for the first time, you’ll need to keep your wits about you from the second you leave the main menu and load into a match.

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In traditional battle royale titles like Fortnite or Apex Legends, combat doesn’t start until players hit the ground and find some early loot. However, setting itself apart from the pack, Warzone appears to play by its own rules.

Exploiting the new discovery early into Warzone’s official release, Reddit user ‘GranolaJrBar’ showcased how players are actually able to shoot their enemies out of the sky while still parachuting into the map.

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It appears as though Warzone gives everyone a secondary pistol by default. With 13 bullets in the initial magazine and 30 in reserve, all players are able to fend off an initial attack before they stumble upon higher-tier weaponry. 

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Amusingly enough, however, this pistol is able to be equipped while in the opening drop. Simply cutting your parachute will drop you at a much faster velocity, but also enable you to land some shots on nearby foes.

A few hitmarkers are all that’s needed to ‘down’ enemies floating around you. However, due to being so high off the ground, once they crash into the map below, the impact will result in a full elimination before the match even gets going.

“I always feel a little dirty in games after taking out a parachuter,” Reddit user ‘Joshua__G’ joked in response to the highlight, indicating that while it might give you an early lead, it could be considered somewhat of a cheeky tactic.

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While a number of players have already called for the feature to be removed, developers at Infinity Ward are yet to provide a comment on the matter.

So for the time being, while checking out Warzone early into its lifecycle, be wary of enemies looking to gun you down before you even so much as hit the ground.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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