Warzone update removes all vehicles because of game-breaking exploit - Dexerto
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Warzone update removes all vehicles because of game-breaking exploit

Published: 6/Sep/2020 9:36

by Calum Patterson

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Infinity Ward has been forced to remove all vehicles from Warzone, after it was discovered that there was a game-breaking exploit allowing players to crash lobbies on demand.

This exploit began to become more widely known on September 5, with YouTuber JackFrags even saying that the game was totally “ruined” until there was a hotfix.

Players were able to completely crash the game server on command, by using one of the game’s trucks in a certain area of the map.

Infinity Ward disable vehicles in Warzone

Obviously recognizing the severity of the problem, Infinity Ward had to act fast to avoid more widespread issues as more players discovered how to perform the exploit.

Late on September 5, they rolled out a hotfix to temporarily remove all vehicles. This seems to be their only option at this time, as a true fix for the exploit would likely require a client-side update.

Until that is possible, a hotfix to remove vehicles is their only option, due to the serious nature of the exploit which would have resulted in games being crashed non-stop across the world in Warzone.

There’s no timescale given by Infinity Ward on when vehicles will be making a comeback, but as mentioned, it will probably not be until they can roll out a client-side patch to fix the actual exploit itself.

In the meantime, removing the tools to use the exploit (vehicles) will have to suffice. This obviously has an impact on gameplay, as trucks, quad bikes, and helicopters are a major part of Warzone.

On the bright side, it gives the devs and players a chance to experiment with a no-vehicle mode – even if not how they intended.

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Insane Warzone exploit somehow makes Juggernauts even more powerful

Published: 30/Nov/2020 5:02 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 5:18

by Brad Norton

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As though Juggernauts weren’t already enough of a problem in Warzone, a ridiculous new bug gives them a wild advantage that could outright ruin any given match.

It’s no secret that Juggernauts have been an issue for quite some time in Warzone. Every time you get an alert that one has appeared in your lobby, you know it’s going to be an uphill battle. The near-impenetrable suits of armor take some hefty killstreaks to deal with, regular guns will rarely do the job.

They can beam you down from afar with their minigun and it’s an almost guaranteed win unless strangers team-up. Despite weeks of dealing with their extreme power, Juggernaut’s have barely been addressed. While they’ve been removed as loot inside of vaults, they’re still fairly common.

These devastating suits of armor were already enough of a challenge. However, a new bug is making them even stronger. You’re going to want to look out for this insane exploit until a new patch is deployed.

Warzone Juggernaut gameplay
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Juggernaut’s might already haunt your games but this exploit makes them even more of an issue.

Juggernaut’s will already have you on your toes if one appears in your lobby. Though now you’ll have even more of a reason to be cautious. If you hear the warning that a firesale event is about to kick off, you’re about to have a real problem on your hands.

This random-chance event has paved the way for an absurd Juggernaut exploit. Items in the Buy Station are cheaper than ever, though one goodie is often free for each player as well. If you’re in a suit of armor, it turns out that one free goodie can be redeemed an unlimited number of times.

In one example, Reddit user ‘TarleenG’ was able to secure well over a dozen self-revive kits in the blink of an eye. While only one can be used at a time, this obviously creates an unbalanced state of affairs. 

If Juggernauts can provide their full squad with self-rez, it saves funds for other powerful items. Not only that, but additional copies of the item will drop on the ground. Meaning you can always return to the Buy Station later to have an endless supply of free lives.

During fire sale as jug you can buy unlimited self revives from CODWarzone

The only plus side to this exploit is that it’s quite rare. To have a Juggernaut suit and then get a firesale event requires some crazy luck. Though it’s clearly possible and will clearly be frustrating when it happens.

Treyarch is yet to respond to this particular issue. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when a fix comes through. Perhaps in the next major update as Black Ops Cold War’s arsenal transitions into Warzone on December 10.