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This Warzone feature would make stim & gas mask glitch exploits useless

A Warzone community member has proposed the addition of an interesting feature that would help stop stim & gas mask glitch exploiters.

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Gitch exploits that allow players to survive in the gas without taking any damage have been problems faced by Call of Duty: Warzone players throughout the Call of Duty battle royale’s life, but one player recently proposed an interesting feature that could help combat these exploits.

Call of Duty: Warzone has skyrocketed to being one of the most popular video games globally following its release, and it has provided plenty of entertaining and exciting moments for players over the past year.

Unfortunately, as with many multiplayer games, various glitches and bugs have caused frustration among players, with some of the most frustrating being the stim & gas mask exploits that allow players to stay in the gas without having to worry about being eliminated from it, which for a battle royale is a major problem for players to have to face.

These exploits have popped up at different times in the life of Warzone, with the game’s developers having fixed them, but it seems that they will randomly appear out of nowhere following updates.

Warzone stim gas mask glitch exploit

The occurrence of these stim & gas mask exploits led one community member to propose an interesting feature that would stop the players using these glitch exploits from having a guaranteed win.

This proposed feature to combat stim & gas mask glitch exploits was brought to the official Warzone subreddit by community member Unsung_Squidy.

It entails utilizing a feature from the new Power Grab limited-time mode added to the game for the 80s Action Hero event at the start of Season 3 Reloaded.

This Power Grab game mode offers two ways that players can win at the end of a match. They can either eliminate all of the enemy players or achieve a successful exfil by helicopter. They must sit on a specific mark and wait until a meter fills up completely.

Unsung_Squidy proposed that Raven Software add this feature to the regular game modes of Warzone, with one change being that it appears in the middle of the very last circle that appears after the gas ring moves three times near the very end of a match.

This is the circle where the stim & gas mask glitch exploits shine, as they allow players to be as far away as possible from the final circle as it condenses and leaves no safe area for players to retreat to and keeps the enemy players from being able to have a chance of eliminating them.

This exfil chopper feature would force the stim & gas mask exploiters to come towards and inside of the last circle to stop the enemy team from winning via the exfil chopper.

It remains to be seen if Raven Software will add the exfil chopper feature from the Power Grab LTM to the very last circle of the standard Warzone game modes.

Still, it certainly would help remove one of the major advantages that exploiters of the stim & gas mask glitches get from abusing it when playing.

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Warzone players beg Raven to add custom controller binding

Warzone players are calling on Raven Software to add options that allow them to fully customize their controller binds.

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Frustrated with having to use Warzone’s preset controller options, players are desperate for Raven Software to add custom controller binding options.

How players can customize their controller bindings varies from game to game, with games such as Fortnite giving players full control, while Warzone offers very little in terms of button layout.

With forced crossplay and repeated slide canceling ruining their controllers, Warzone console players are desperate for Raven Software to add custom controller binding options that allow them to configure their controls exactly how they’d like.

NICKMERCS with Scuf controller

Players with unofficial controllers or the Xbox Elite controllers can fully customize every button. This lets them tailor their Warzone controls to their preference, but those who have first-party controllers are stuck with what Raven Software offers them.

Asking Raven Software, “where the hell is custom controller binding?” Reddit user TimewornTinman explained how they want to completely swap around their controls to keep their thumb on the right stick as much as possible. But, Warzone’s pre-set controls don’t allow them to get it exactly how they would like.

While many players suggested they purchase a third-party controller or buy a back button attachment, the issues would be fixed by giving players full access to their button layouts. One player called it a “basic feature” that’s been “ignored.”

PlayStation does give the option to change button binds through the Accessibility menus, allowing each button to be swapped for another. However, this applies the new binds across every aspect of your PlayStation experience, which can make it extremely difficult to navigate menus and switch to other games.

Console Warzone players have also been desperate for an FOV slider, which may arrive with the PS5 and Xbox Series update that’s confirmed to be in development. Perhaps Raven will give players more controller options when this update eventually arrives.

You can also check out everything we know about CoD 2022, which is expected to bring another huge Warzone update.

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Warzone is so broken on Xbox consoles that players can’t even open the game

Warzone’s Pacific update has caused a ton of bugs and glitches for Xbox users and now, they can’t even launch of the game.

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Warzone Pacific Season 1 breathed new life into Call of Duty’s battle royale, but a constant slew of bugs and glitches have ruined the experience for many. It’s now got so bad that Xbox players can’t even launch the game.

Fed up with Verdansk and a stale meta, Warzone players were desperate for the game to finally move to Caldera and introduce all of Vanguard’s weapons. However, it’s been far from smooth sailing, as the update broke Modern Warfare and introduced some of the most game-breaking glitches Warzone has ever seen.

Warzone’s developers have confirmed they’re working hard to get the game back on track, but for Xbox players, change can’t come soon enough. A recent update has completely locked some Xbox players out, preventing them from even launching the game.

Warzone operator running in Pacific Caldera

Unfortunately, Xbox players appear to have got the short end of the stick with Warzone’s Pacific update. There’s a bug forcing Xbox players to have a Gold Subscription to play, they’ve lost access to the 120 FPS mode, and now, they can’t even launch the game.

Xbox players are reporting that they’ve been trapped in an endless loop of restarts when trying to launch Warzone. Reddit user Darknesgamer36 shows that after getting through the ‘Connecting to Xbox Live’ screen, Warzone reboots itself and they need to go through it again and again.

Darknesgamer36 isn’t alone, with several players saying they’ve been getting the exact same issue. Ramuh-DH said it happens to “nearly everyone on xbox consoles.”

Other Xbox players have reported different, but equally frustrating, issues. They’ve said the game constantly crashes, their guns go invisible, and they can’t join their friends.

One user said that it took “literally 56 minutes to get in one game,” and if they went back to the main menu at any point, the problem returned. Another user said that whenever they tried to queue into a match, “it would kick whoever wasn’t host and restarted the game every time.”

There appears to be a temporary solution, though: don’t touch the Xbox button on the controller while Warzone is open. Warzone devs have actually acknowledged this on their Trello board, saying they’re investigating an issue where “pressing the Xbox home button twice while in-game may cause instability.”

Warzone Pacific player using PPSH

But, this likely won’t help those players who can’t even launch Warzone in the first place. Raven have several cards for Xbox issues on their Trello board, so hopefully, Xbox players will have the same experience as everyone else soon.

You can also check out the pay-to-lose Warzone skin that’s completely misaligning players’ sights.

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Warzone players claim new RICOCHET anti-cheat measure nerfs damage

Warzone hackers are convinced that a new RICHOCHET anti-cheat measure completely nerfs damage for players with inhuman accuracy.

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Warzone Pacific player using PPSH

Warzone players are convinced that a new RICOCHET anti-cheat measure is actively nerfing damage for players with extremely high accuracy.

Warzone’s RICOCHET anti-cheat has had hackers begging for a second chance, but some have still been slipping through the cracks. It appears that alongside targeting cheat providers directly, Activision has included a new system to make hackers far less of a nuisance.

A screenshot reportedly from a cheat provider’s Discord shows that hackers are convinced that a backend anti-cheat change is causing cheaters’ damage to be “reduced by a lot.”

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Usually, a Warzone account suspected of cheating receives a shadowban before the hammer is dropped. After receiving a ton of reports in a short space of time, these accounts are placed in their own matchmaking system where it’s nearly impossible to find a game.

Now, it appears RICOCHET’s anti-cheat system is looking directly at cheater’s stats and imposing a harsh punishment. According to an update from a cheat provider, they believe RICOCHET directly nerfs damage for players with high accuracy, making it “very hard to kill people.”

Rather than getting banned, these cheaters would have to run around the map tickling players with low-damage bullets, allowing the honest players to have the upper hand for once.

warzone cheat provider explaining how ricochet nerfs damage

And it seems the punishment lasts a while, as the cheat provider said “The flag persists even when you aren’t using cheats.” They said it could even be permanent, but aren’t sure yet.

They also believe this affects “all aimbot cheats” including “internal cheats, external cheats, even controller scripts and Cronus.” They clarified that “if your accuracy is too good to be human then you will be flagged.”

While players were delighted to see hackers get their comeuppance, some were worried that this would target legit players too. One player called it “scary” that Activision can implement a system that can actively change players’ damage, and wondered if it “only applies to real cheaters.”

Warzone pros have claimed that low K/D players receive better accuracy in the past, so there could be a link between the two claims. But, it’s likely that RICOCHET’s developers will play their cards close to their chest to keep cheat providers guessing.

For more Warzone, you can check out the developer’s response to the major issues in Warzone, Vanguard, and Modern Warfare.

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