A player in Call of Duty: Warzone discovered a game-breaking glitch that prevents any guns from being used after reviving or being revived by a teammate. In a fast-paced game like Warzone, any moment could be the difference between winning a skirmish and getting wiped. Imagine the surprise a player would feel losing out on a possible win in the battle royale because their guns were inaccessible.
Warzone is no stranger to glitches. Not too long ago, Raven Software had to pull the Armored Royale game mode from the shooter due to an invisibility glitch that players were exploiting. A few months earlier, a similar glitch occurred in December 2020, with players turning invisible due to a helicopter minigun. In that instance, Raven had to remove the helicopter until the glitch was fixed. Players who aren’t trying to exploit the glitch are frustrated that yet another bug is breaking the game after dealing with another one so recently.
Reported by Dbltap, the glitch was posted online on the Warzone subreddit by u/thediegotuber, with a clip showing their inability to switch from the stim to any of the weapons they had equipped. Other players on the subreddit chimed in, claiming that they’ve had similar experiences. Some described precisely the same situation as the glitch shown in the video; others stated that they couldn’t pick up any guns. Unfortunately, the bug has persisted in Warzone for months, with none of the active Call of Duty developers figuring out a permanent solution.
Warzone is one of the most popular games in the battle royale genre, with millions of players online and watching on Twitch. The fact that a game of this popularity has had a glitch this game-breaking for as long as it has is a headscratcher. Faulty code can cause all sorts of problems in a game like Warzone, but with as many active developers as Activision has working on the game, one could hardly be blamed for expecting some sort of patch soon. From a competitive standpoint, it is easy to see just how terribly a high-stakes match would be impacted if one of the players suddenly turned invisible or lost the ability to use their guns.
On the other hand, it can’t be easy to run a live service game with the volume of players that Call Of Duty has. One also has to consider the game’s popularity, and the demand these players put on the team for new content and gameplay. Attempting to fix bugs while also trying to create more content is a massive undertaking that some may take for granted. Hopefully, the developers at Raven Software or Infinity Ward figure out how to clear out the bugs before it pops up in a new game mode.
Call of Duty: Warzone is free to play on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.