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xQc explains why Warzone mantling is broken with hilarious IRL demo

Published: 16/Mar/2020 14:24

by Jacob Hale

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Popular Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has given a visual explanation of how and why the mantling system in new Call of Duty battle royale Warzone is so broken – with hilarious results.

Warzone released on Tuesday, March 10 as a free-to-play battle royale title, with Modern Warfare owners getting exclusive early access. It has become an immediate hit with players, bringing new layers to the BR genre and making sure it feels fresh.

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However, there are obviously some pains and awkward issues with the game, and one xQc has decided to speak out on is mantling, be it through windows, building, walls or various other terrains.

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Warzone is being widely-praised by the average player and streamers alike.

“Sometimes,” he says, “you hop over an obstacle and boom, easy,” acting out the leap his player model takes to jump over certain objects or obstacles in his way.

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Then, though, he moves on to issues he has mantling over small rocks. Standing at the foot of his bed, he reenacts his character trying to mantle over a rock on the ground, crawling and flailing but not actually moving anywhere.

Finally getting up and returning to his desk, xQc simply asked: “What the f**k is happening with the game?” while waiting for his teammates to redeploy him.

Obviously, with the game still so new, there are bound to be issues that Infinity Ward will need to address and iron out, but it has been relatively bug-free and there haven’t been any major causes for concern, which is a particularly impressive feat.

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That said, there have been some issues in the game including a glitch that allows players to stay in the gas permanently, something Infinity Ward rolled out a hotfix for as quickly as possible on March 12.

Of course, the mantling could still do with some improvement, but it’s not particularly game-breaking at this moment in time – though it might have broken xQc.

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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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