A newly discovered Warzone 2 glitch turns trucks into submarines

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Warzone 2 truck glitch

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is by no means a bug free game and we can see this on Warzone 2 truck glitch . Activision’s latest battle royale has had a variety of bugs since release with several still being present. Even so, few are quite as hilarious as the latest discovery. A newly discovered glitch in Warzone 2 is transforming cargo trucks into submarines.

There is a spot in Al Mazrah near Port where you can drive a truck off the edge into the water. This alone isn’t particularly interesting or unique but what happens after certainly is. Normally, the truck would breakdown and you’d begin to drown. However, in this particular spot your truck will continue functioning allowing you to drive on the seafloor.

This hilarious bug is quite strange and the cause of it is completely unknown. Nothing like this was present in the original Warzone and the trucks in Warzone 2 are largely identical. How Warzone 2 has birthed a new glitch that lets trucks go underwater is beyond anyone’s understanding.

Unfortunately, there is a dark side to this glitch. With certain circles it is going to be fairly easy to exploit and potentially even ruin games with. Just drive the truck to where you think the final zone will be and sit underwater where nobody can kill you. On the bright side, Warzone 2’s new fuel mechanic does limit how long you can drive vehicles for until they stop moving.

Will this bug be fixed?

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Call of Duty developers don’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to fixing bugs quickly. This has some players worried that the Warzone 2 underwater trucks glitch won’t be fixed. It’s difficult to say when it will be fixed and how big of a problem it will be. Either way, all we can do is hope it doesn’t end up being game breaking and developer Raven Software addresses it soon.

The file size of Warzone 2 has been revealed and it’s huge

As we get closer to its launch more details are being revealed about Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. From new features to reworks of old features the Warzone sequel looks exciting. However, today’s reveal has not gone down as well with players. It turns out that the file size of Warzone 2 is huge.

When pre-loads go live next week players will have to download Warzone 2. As of launch, this download will be 115 GB on all platforms. That alone is a big download but what has players more concerned is that it doesn’t appear as though having Modern Warfare 2 installed makes any difference.

With the original Warzone having Modern Warfare (2019) installed greatly reduced the overall file size. This is because both games share a lot of assets in common that don’t need to be downloaded twice. However, the file size of Warzone 2 appears to be completely separate from Modern Warfare 2.

In other words, if you want to play both games, you’ll have to have both installed separately. With Warzone 2 coming in at 115 GB and Modern Warfare 2 being 70 GB players will need to reserve around 200 GB to install them. Given that progression between the games is linked most Warzone 2 players will want to also have access to Modern Warfare 2.

Not the biggest we’ve seen

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A combined 200 GB isn’t ideal but it’s by no means the biggest Warzone install we’ve seen. At its largest, the original Call of Duty: Warzone reached a staggering 250 GB. Plus, that was only the actual download size and not how much space the game needed to reserve.

In reality the file size of Warzone 2 including reserve space was closer to 280 GB. That is undoubtedly one of the largest video game installs in history. With some consoles having relatively little storage space it’s a growing concern for gamers.

The Kastov 74u has been banned in Modern Warfare 2 pro play

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launching last week pro players have been busy figuring out what the best gun is. After days of straight testing a unanimous verdict has been reached. The Kastov 74u assault rifle has been banned in pro play because it is just too strong.

The Kastov 74u is based on the AK-74u, a smaller hybrid version of the iconic AK-47. In most Call of Duty games, it is categorised as a submachine gun but Modern Warfare 2 lists it as an assault rifle instead. It’s this shift to being an assault rifle that has resulted in the Kastov 74u being particularly powerful.

In Modern Warfare 2, the Kastov 74u was banned from pro play as it’s just too well rounded. It has the damage profile of a submachine gun up close but the versatility of an assault rifle at medium range. With so few weaknesses the Kastov 74u becomes nearly unstoppable when placed in the hands of a professional player.

It’s worth noting that that this ban isn’t being implemented by Activision or the CoD League. Rather in the Call of Duty competitive community there are so called Gentlemen’s Agreements. These are agreements made between pro players to not use any content that is deemed overpowered or unfair.

The Kastov 74u is by no means the first gun to be banned in Call of Duty pro play. In Vanguard several weapons were hit by Gentlemen’s Agreements including the XM4, KSP 45, and 1911 pistol. Equally, powerful attachments like thermal sights, suppressors, and certain barrels are banned most years.

Are Gentlemen’s Agreements a good thing?

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Although they serve an important role some people do not like the idea of banning content. There’s an argument that competitive play is supposed to be about pushing the limits of what’s possible but that’s not possible when most things are restricted.

Modern Warfare 2 on PlayStation has controversial exclusive features

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As is tradition with Call of Duty these days, Modern Warfare 2 has some platform exclusive features. More specifically, those playing Modern Warfare 2 on PlayStation gain access to five different exclusive benefits. These benefits vary from small conveniences to controversial game changers.

Two of the less impactful features are the Battle Pass Bundle Bonus and Combat Packs. The Battle Pass bonuses only apply to PlayStation owners that purchase the Battle Pass Bundle. In this scenario you will gain an additional 5 tier skips over other platforms. Meanwhile the Combat Packs give PlayStation Plus members a handful of exclusive cosmetics.

Beyond that that the benefits begin to get more controversial. PlayStation users benefit from exclusive experience bonuses when playing Modern Warfare 2. This includes exclusive monthly Double XP events and a 25% bonus to weapon XP when partied up with other players. Although this experience boost applies to all party members even if the other members aren’t on PlayStation.

However, the exclusive benefit that has bothered the community most is the extra loadouts. PlayStation users gain access to an additional two loadout slots as soon as they reach level four. This means that PlayStation players have twelve custom classes rather than the standard ten. There is no current method to earn or purchase additional classes on any other platform.

This won’t be the case forever

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PlayStation users having exclusive benefits in Modern Warfare 2 and its predecessors has been a thing for a while. The first Call of Duty to have PlayStation exclusive features was Black Ops 3. Before this Xbox actually had exclusive features instead with DLC coming to Xbox consoles early.

With Microsoft in the process of buying Activision Blizzard a return to the past looks likely. Call of Duty probably won’t become an Xbox exclusive but Xbox players might begin to see exclusive features show up. That won’t be the case for a little while though as PlayStation’s deal is thought to last until at least 2023.

Modern Warfare 2 beta goes live for everyone in September

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will have its beta go live next month. As announced at the Call of Duty League Championships, the beta will be playable in September. The beta will provide early insight into its gameplay ahead of the game’s official launch on October 28.

As previously expected, PlayStation will get access earlier than other platforms. Both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players will get to take part in weekend one. Those that pre-order Modern Warfare 2 can play the beta from September 16 to 22 whilst the open beta starts out on September 18 and ends on the same date.

PC and Xbox players will have to wait a little longer. Those two platforms don’t get access to the beta until September 22 or September 24 if you don’t pre-order. Access to the beta for these platforms will continue until September 26. This second weekend will also be accessible to PlayStation consoles meaning that PlayStation owners who pre-order will get ten days of beta access.

PlayStation having exclusive early access may seem confusing. After all, didn’t Microsoft acquire Activision Blizzard? Currently the deal is still being approved and until the green light is given Microsoft has no say on what Activision does. Also, Activision has made it clear that it intends to honor all existing deals regardless of the acquisition. Until PlayStation’s exclusivity deal runs out Call of Duty will continue to receive PlayStation exclusive content.

What to expect

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The Modern Warfare 2 beta will have a decent variety of content. Activision has already confirmed that it will feature “a robust multiplayer experience going beyond the Core 6v6 experience”. That’s PR talk for maps and game modes that aren’t just traditional 6v6. Plus, the beta will show off the game’s progression system and even give rewards in the full game to those that take part.

Infinity Ward is hiring to create an open world RPG

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When I say Infinity Ward, you probably think of Call of Duty. After all, the California-based studio is best known for the Modern Warfare games that it has been working on since 2007. Some of them have even broken records with Modern Warfare 3 selling over 31 million units. But it looks like Infinity Ward is finally changing things up by creating an open world RPG.

As spotted by Twitter user @TheExesFile, Infinity Ward has begun hiring for a new game. It is looking to bring in a new creative director who will be challenged to work with the team to create an open world RPG. If this goes ahead then this will be the first non-Call of Duty title Infinity Ward has released in its history.

That is assuming this isn’t also a Call of Duty game. An open world RPG Call of Duty may sound unusual but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Games like Tom Clancy’s The Division have already proven that a serious military aesthetic can work in that genre.

If Infinity Ward does create an open world RPG it will establish a lot of firsts. A game of that nature requires quests, world-building, interesting lore, and large detailed environments. For the most part, these are not features that you would typically find in a Call of Duty game. Even so, Infinity Ward is a huge studio and would certainly have the manpower and talent to pull it off.

It’s already been filled?

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A strange twist in this report is that the job listing has now disappeared. Shortly after it was spotted Activision took it down which either means one of two things. It got filled extremely quickly or it was an accidental posting. Either way, we now know more about what’s in store for Infinity Ward’s future.

Warzone Ricochet anti-cheat trolls cheaters by giving everyone God mode

Even though it isn’t perfect, there’s no doubting that Call of Duty: Warzone uses some impressive anti-cheat software. Named Ricochet, the anti-cheat in Warzone is amongst the most complex the games industry has to offer. And now developer Raven Software is straight up trolling cheaters with the new Damage Shield mechanic.

Damage Shield is triggered once the anti-cheat has identified a cheater. Once triggered the cheater’s guns will deal next to no damage requiring over 1000 shots to secure a kill. Meanwhile, other players will be unaffected and be able to down them as usual. This is an experience that hopes to frustrate cheaters and reward legitimate players.

Naturally, some Warzone players are concerned that Ricochet could affect law-abiding players. After all, false positives are by no means unheard of when it comes to anti-cheat software. However, Raven is confident that there is “no possibility for the game to apply a Damage Shield randomly or by accident.”

How effective this new method of anti-cheat will be is to be seen. The idea is that banning a cheater only does so much but frustrating them may cause them to stop. This type of psychological warfare is a new idea in the industry but could serve as the solution. The developer has already stated that cheating in Warzone is at an “all-time low.”

How Warzone Ricochet works

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Ricochet is the anti-cheat software used in Warzone. It uses state-of-the-art kernel-level detection to identify and punish cheaters. It relies on the gathering of data and behavior patterns to figure out the difference between a legitimate player and a cheater.

Exactly what Ricochet is looking for is unknown as Activision hardly wants cheaters to figure out what is getting them caught. However, it is probably a mix between in-game stats and the user movements that are taken into consideration.

Judge Dredd is coming to Warzone as revealed in Season 5 roadmap

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Warzone developer Raven Software has released the roadmap for Season 5 Reloaded. The new roadmap details what content Call of Duty fans can expect moving forward in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. Amongst the reveals was the confirmation that a Judge Dredd collaboration event will be ran in Warzone soon.

Judge Dredd is a popular British comic series. The story follows a law enforcement officer who is challenged with managing crime in the dystopian city of Mega-City One. It peaked in popularity in the 90s but still maintains a dedicated fanbase to this day.

Another Warzone collab

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Judge Dredd is not the first collab to come to Warzone. Previously, Activision teamed up with Rambo, Die Hard, and Jigsaw to produce event exclusive cosmetics. Similarly, the Judge Dredd collab will see a new operator and gun skin introduced in a paid bundle. The exact cost of the bundle is unknown.

Interestingly, Season 5 Reloaded will not introduce any new guns into either game. However, a new melee weapon based on the Japanese sai blade will be added. Otherwise, Black Ops Cold War will run an Oktoberfest event, a new Motocross game mode, and a new mastercraft rarity weapon skin.

Warzone itself will see two new game modes introduced. Firstly, there’s Clash. Clash is a 50 versus 50 game mode with unlimited spawns and customised loadouts. The other mode being added is Iron Trials ‘84. It has been designed to be a higher skill version of Warzone with a longer time to kill, no free loadouts, and skill-based gulag mechanics.

Fans more interested in Zombies than Warzone and multiplayer aren’t being left out. Season 5 Reloaded will add a new Outbreak region and world event. Furthermore, a new feature called Rampage Inducer is being added alongside a new Outbreak mode, Survival. Further details on these additions can be expected in the near future.

CoD Mobile Season 7 patch notes reveal the return of Scrapyard

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Season 7 of Call of Duty Mobile is right around the corner. Touted for an August 27 launch, Season 7 will introduce new modes, guns, and maps into CoD Mobile. Some of these are old Call of Duty content being brought back but a lot of it is entirely new.

The headline announcement for Call of Duty fans is that Modern Warfare 2’s Scrapyard is being added. Titled ‘Scrapyard 2019’, this adaptation is based on the rebooted version of the map present in Modern Warfare 2019. The other map being added in Monastery, an original addition previously available in the Chinese version of CoD Mobile.

Load up the barracks

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Two new weapons have been teased ahead of Season 7’s launch. One is the Hades, an LMG from Black Ops 4. This primary is best known for its surprisingly high mobility and accurate hip fire. The other weapon is the crossbow from Modern Warfare. This is a precision marksman weapon that is completely silent.

Season 7 of CoD Mobile will also add two new game modes. The new core multiplayer mode is ‘Payout Search and Destroy’. Although largely similar to regular Search and Destroy, this variation has players earn cash to buy equipment. This format is similar to how the Counter Strike series functions.

Players who prefer battle royale aren’t being left out either. The other new mode is ‘Solid Gold’, a battle royale mode where all items spawned are legendary. This should result in some high-level gun fights with the whole lobby being stacked with loot.

The patch notes also detail a large variety of balancing tweaks. This includes nerfs for the Type 25, Shorty, and Fennec. The largest changes are made to the Holger 26 which has been reworked to better fit into the meta. Interestingly, the Holger received a similar rework on Modern Warfare 2019 where it made its Call of Duty debut.

Store leak shows that Activision will reveal Call of Duty: Vanguard this week

Activision has been strangely quiet about the next Call of Duty title. It’s only recently that the publisher even confirmed that it would be called Vanguard through a series of various teasers. However, a leak via the PlayStation Store suggests that we can expect an official reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard later this week.

The PlayStation Store entry for Vanguard was accidently updated too early. Although technically just a placeholder, it featured a thumbnail image that gave away some crucial information. The thumbnail reads: ‘World reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard – August 19, 10:30 AM PT in Call of Duty: Warzone’.

Vanguard is coming

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Needless to say, the thumbnail’s message is hardly cryptic. It would appear that the official reveal for Vanguard will take place this Thursday on August 19. The reveal will happen in the Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale game in some form.

Any further details as to what to expect are currently unknown. Based on the past, the most likely outcome is that Warzone developer Raven Software either places a teaser in Warzone or potentially add a new playlist. The latter was the method used to announce Black Ops Cold War’s integration with Warzone last April.

The playlist titled The Destruction of Verdansk saw the Ukraine based Warzone map bombed and destroyed. Following this event Verdansk was updated to be set in 1984, the same year as Black Ops Cold War. It’s possible that the reveal for Vanguard could be similar but this time focused on World War II.

There’s a lot of pressure on Activision to get this right. Not only is Warzone struggling right now with players moving on to other games, but the recent allegations don’t help either. Some gamers are losing faith in Activision but this reveal at least presents an opportunity to earn some of that faith back.