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Frustrating Warzone loadout drop glitch freezes players in place again

A game-breaking Warzone glitch has returned, causing players to get frozen in place after opening loadout drops.

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At the beginning of Warzone Season 1, players were frustrated by a loadout drop glitch freezing them in place. Now, it appears it has returned and players aren’t happy.

While the overpowered DMR dominated Call of Duty news headlines before it was nerfed, the loadout drop glitch has been ticking away in the background, freezing players in place until they are killed. Now that weapons are in a good place, game-breaking bugs and glitches are becoming more noticeable.

Raven Software released a speculative fix for the issue in December, but more and more players are taking to social media to report the issue returning. We’re unsure if it ever went away, but it’s becoming more common again.

Loadout drops freeze Warzone players again

The glitch makes it so that after opening a loadout drop to receive your custom weapons, you’ll become stuck in place for a few seconds; sometimes even longer. While it’s almost always necessary to get a loadout drop to win a game of Warzone, there’s a certain risk involved.

Buying a loadout drop can be heard by players nearby, and your location will be marked by the red smoke grenade and the crate dropping out of the sky. And your free one often lands in the same location as nearby enemies, so they’re often contested.

Warzone loadout drops

Opening the loadout should be a risky but quick process, but with this glitch, there’s a high chance that it’s a death sentence.

Reddit user bw112791 shared the loadout glitch getting them killed on January 20, but their post is one of many. You can see exactly what happens in the Reddit post below.

On Activision’s official Trello board, they have listed “Loadout drop: Player is frozen temporarily or until death when looting” as “under investigation.”

While perhaps being a little slow for weapon balancing patches, Warzone devs are usually quick to hotfix game-breaking glitches, like when the helicopter was turning players invisible.

As soon as a fix is released for this frustrating bug, we’ll be sure to update this article.

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JGOD reveals secret Warzone attachment to drastically reduce recoil

JGOD has shared an underused attachment that can significantly improve your recoil control with weapons in Warzone.

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JGOD and Vanguard Royale mode

Warzone expert JGOD has discovered a secret Warzone attachment that can dramatically reduce the recoil on weapons.

Warzone content creator and stats expert JGOD is often the man to go to when you are looking for meta builds and tips when it comes to creating a class in Warzone.

Just recently, JGOD shared his best meta loadouts for Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, and with Season 5 on the horizon, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for his experienced advice.

Reducing a weapon’s recoil is certainly something to consider when creating a loadout and JGOD has shared details about a secret Warzone attachment that can reduce your recoil by “30%,” so let’s get into the details.

First off, the attachment in question is the Bipod, which may seem like a surprise to many, as it has been in the game since the start but is severely underused.

Using the Cooper Carbine, JGOD claims that the Bipod works “effectively,” demonstrating the recoil difference in the video.

Using the Bipod on your weapon will allow you to “shoot straighter,” which is ultimately what JGOD believes allows players to win gunfights in Warzone. Keep in mind that the attachment only reduces recoil when crouched, mounted, or prone.

Hitting your shots will give you a “faster TTK than somebody who just misses a bunch of bullets,” and so the Bipod helps greatly in that department.

JGOD does highlight the main con to using the Bipod, as he explains that you move “way slower” when crouched. That said when using the Bipod, as long as you focus on long-range engagements and positioning it shouldn’t be a problem. That’s certainly not a bad trade-off for “30% less recoil.”

JGOD says you can “pretty much use it (the Bipod) on any long-range meta build” by replacing the Underbarrel attachment you’re currently using, he also doesn’t recommend using it on SMGs as it reduces the sprint to fire time.


For more, check out which weapon JGOD believes is the best for close range in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded.

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New Sniper Rifles coming to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 spotted in new trailer & screenshots

Call of Duty players have spotted a couple of the Sniper Rifles coming to both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

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Modern Warfare 2 operator rappelling down building

Sniping is a staple of Call of Duty, and players are desperate to know what Sniper Rifles they’ll be using to quickscope in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer and snipe over distance in Warzone 2. Luckily, some gun buffs have spotted the upcoming Sniper rifles in the new trailer.

As we quickly approach Modern Warfare 2‘s October 28 launch, Infinity Ward are revealing more and more about the game. We’ve seen some campaign gameplay, but it’s not until September 15 that we’ll learn all about the multiplayer and Warzone 2.

However, alongside announcing that pre-orders grant early access to the campaign, the devs dropped a brand-new trailer and screenshots. This showed off some of the All Ghillied Up reimagining, but military buffs also spotted the brand-new Sniper Rifles coming to the game.

Captain Price in ghillie suit in Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 Sniper Rifles confirmed

CoD fans spotted that Captain Price is using the Barret MRAD in the screenshot from Modern Warfare 2‘s upcoming All Ghillied Up reimagining. Whether it will actually be called the Barret MRAD remains to be seen but the stock, bolt handle, and magazine housing are identical.

If Price is using this sniper to pick off targets at long range in the campaign, then it should be an excellent choice for Warzone 2.

Plus in the trailer, Soap is running the Remington MSR, which long-time Call of Duty fans will recognize from Modern Warfare 3. Some were quick to assume that Soap was holding the Intervention but no, it’s clearly the MSR.

The MSR was one of the best Sniper Rifles for quickscoping in MW3, so it could very well become the quickscoper’s choice.

Those aren’t the only Sniper Rifles set to arrive in the game though, as the Modern Warfare 2 game files found in Warzone Mobile also mentioned Modern Warfare 2019’s AX-50.

We’ll finally get our hands on some of Modern Warfare 2’s weapons and the Gunsmith system when the beta goes live on September 16.

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Call of Duty Warzone 2: Leaked release date, platforms, map, rumors, more

Warzone 2 arrives alongside Modern Warfare 2, so here’s everything we know about the sequel to CoD’s popular battle royale.

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Call of Duty Warzone 2

Activision have confirmed a sequel to Warzone will be coming, and here’s everything we know about Warzone 2, including all leaks, rumors, and the release window.

Call of Duty: Warzone has changed significantly since its March 2020 release, with the game receiving every weapon from Black Ops Cold War as well as Vanguard, Verdansk getting nuked, and the setting now taking place in the Pacific with the Fortune’s Keep map arriving in Season 4.

Now, Activision are looking at moving the battle royale title on further, as they have confirmed that a brand-new Warzone experience, called ‘Warzone 2.0’, will release after Modern Warfare 2.

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: Warzone 2.

Modern Warfare 2 Operator with weapon

What is Call of Duty: Warzone 2?

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is the sequel to CoD’s hit battle royale, which is set to bring “new technology, new features, and new gameplay that work seamlessly together.”

Warzone 2 will be closely related to Modern Warfare 2, featuring “Modern Warfare II content and systems with brand-new progression and inventories.”

Leaked Warzone 2 release date

Activision have confirmed that Warzone 2 is set to release later in 2022, and now, a leaked internal document claims that the new battle royale will arrive on November 16, three weeks after Modern Warfare 2’s launch.

A November launch would make sense, as it gives the devs more time to fix any glaring issues before the holiday season.

While we do know it arrives this year, we don’t yet have an official release date for Warzone 2, but as more information is released we will be sure to update this piece.

Warzone 2 platforms

Warzone 2 will be released on both current and last-gen consoles, as well as Battle.net and Steam for PC. Following in Modern Warfare 2’s footsteps, Warzone 2 will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

Activision confirmed the news on June 8 as they look to provide a wide-reaching experience across both titles.

Warzone 2 gameplay

Captain Price in ghillie suit in Modern Warfare 2

Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 will be a “clean slate” which means “starting again, scrapping everything like weapons, operators etc.”

He said that “Warzone 2 is basically a new COD title,” and players should “look at it as a sequel.” Activision later confirmed that Warzone inventory including current weapons, Operators, Perks, and Killstreaks will not transfer over to Warzone 2.

Loadout changes & Strongholds

On May 18, players received plenty of new information concerning possible Warzone 2 gameplay. For starters, leakers Tom Henderson and NerosCinema both reported that Warzone 2 will come with loadout drop changes.

A new mechanic called Strongholds is set to alter the way players receive their loadouts. According to leaks, players can approach one of the 20-30 Stronghold areas on the map and complete a set of objectives. Once these objectives are complete they’ll gain access to their loadouts.

Some of the reported objectives involve defusing a bomb or defeating AI enemies. Strongholds will surely add a new layer of strategy to Warzone as each Stronghold can only be captured once per game.

According to the same report, looting will also undergo changes and resemble the system used in Black Ops 4’s Blackout. Supposedly, you won’t spawn in with any armor and you’ll need to find a satchel to equip plates.

Pro Perks & inventory

This isn’t the only feature that could be returning from previous CoD titles as Pro Perks could also appear. These boosted Perks first arrived in 2009’s Modern Warfare and they provide additional features that will benefit players. NerosCinema believes they’ll make their way to Warzone 2.

It seems Warzone 2 could also borrow from competitors by reportedly introducing a bag system for inventory management, similar to Apex Legends or PUBG.

RICOCHET anti-cheat

Furthermore, Call of Duty devs have confirmed that the RICOCHET anti-cheat system will be available in both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 at launch. This should provide a fresh opportunity for players looking to play a cheater-free battle royale from the start.

Warzone 2 map

At the time of writing, there’s no official confirmation concerning the map that players will be able to drop into when Warzone 2 finally launches. However, we got a sneak peek during Modern Warfare 2’s trailer, and there have been a handful of leaks that might shed some light on possible POIs.

Industry insider Tom Henderson has reported that four classic Modern Warfare 2 maps are set to return as POIs for the Warzone 2 map. Once again, this information has not been confirmed but Henderson believes that High Rise, Quarry, Terminal, and Afghan are the four maps that will feature in Warzone 2.

Quarry map in Warzone 2

Later Henderson would go on to reveal what he believed to be all 18 Warzone 2 POIs. He couldn’t go into specifics about each one, but he did share the names of each one:

  • Oasis
  • Wartorn
  • Quarry (Quarry)
  • Oilfield
  • Modern City (Highrise)
  • Caves (Afghan)
  • Dam
  • Marshes
  • Harbor
  • Sira
  • Observatory
  • Mountain town (possibly Favela)
  • Graveyard
  • Oldtown
  • Shipwreck
  • Fishtown
  • Fort 
  • Airport (Terminal)

Nothing is confirmed here, and there is also every chance that the names of these POIs could change ahead of release. He also stated that there could very well be more than just four MW2 maps that appear, so some of these POIs could hide another classic map from 2009.

Continuing with the leaks, TheMW2Ghost shared a recreation of what they claim to be the Warzone 2 map.

The map lacks detail at this stage, but it shows what appear to be roads passing through the map. In addition, there’s a large river cutting through the middle of the map. While this isn’t official artwork they claim that it is a “remake based off of the actual map image.”

Writing for Try Hard Guides, Tom Henderson also revealed a drawing of the full map, with MW2Ghost’s section squared off in the middle.

Warzone 2 map drawing

As you can see, the map is set to be on the coast similar to Verdansk, and the POIs by the water could make use of the new swimming mechanic that is expected in Warzone 2.

When speaking of the map size, Henderson said “it does seem bigger than that of Verdansk and Caldera, especially considering if the grid reference is accurate.” Henderson also claimed that Warzone 2 would share the same map with Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ game mode.

On July 2, a major Modern Warfare 2 leak revealed now-deleted images of several multiplayer maps including Ground War maps. As previously mentioned by Infinity Ward, Ground War maps will come together to form the new Warzone 2 map.

Hydro was the first Ground War map to leak, and the image showcased a desert landscape with water flowing through the center. Given that Infinity Ward confirmed the Warzone 2 engine will support swimming, don’t be surprised to see many POIs featuring water.

The next map that was a part of the Ground War leak is Fishtown. If we take the name of the map into account this could turn out to be a port city of some sort. The image revealed a beach that trails off right before we see the shore.

The final Ground War map revealed in the leak is called Sira. Sira looks much less rural than the previous two maps, with a modern-looking facility taking center stage. There is still evidence of a tropical environment given the number of palm trees in the image.

Will Warzone still exist after Warzone 2 releases?

Ghost Operator in CoD Warzone

Activision have confirmed that Warzone will continue to exist after Warzone 2 is released: “Warzone will continue as a separate experience that will include a continuation of player progression and inventories within that Warzone experience.”

Having said that, Warzone 2 will be a brand-new game, separate from the original, meaning that player inventories will be reset.

For more details, check out our piece on whether the inventory will carry over to Warzone 2 from Warzone.


For more on 2022’s Call of Duty, be sure to check out all of Modern Warfare 2’s pre-order bonuses, and how to play the campaign early.

Image Credit: Activision / Tom Henderson via Try Hard Guides

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