Call of Duty: Warzone players are saved from endless marching, as Infinity Ward reveals the return of vehicles following a nasty bug over the weekend.
Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Verdansk map is once again replete with vehicles, so virtual soldiers can rest their weary feet. This past weekend, a rather nasty glitch was discovered involving vehicles in the popular battle royale mode going out of bounds. If players were to drive vehicles to a certain spot on the map, it would crash the match for the entire lobby and send everyone back to the main menu. A seemingly perfect tool for trolls, the glitch was fixed temporarily by the developer yanking every jeep, helicopter, and 4×4 from the map, leaving players to hoof it across one of the biggest spaces in franchise history.
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Because the glitch happened on a weekend, and because it was so widespread, Infinity Ward had no choice but to deploy this temporary measure in order to keep the game running while a fix could be worked on in the background. The developer has plenty of experience dealing with technical snafus in its time working on Warzone, which is a very different beast from the traditional single-player and multiplayer modes the series is known for. From infinitely respawning soldiers to helicopters flying underneath the map, Infinity Ward has seen it all, and now it has another bug to add to the list.
Today, to coincide with the regularly scheduled Call of Duty: Warzone playlist update, Infinity Ward announced that vehicles have returned to all modes in Warzone, so there shouldn’t be any further issues from the glitch. On the non-glitch side of things, the update in question removed the Blood Money variant of Plunder as well as King Slayer Trios and added Plunder Trios. This is simply the same respawn-happy Warzone mode, but players will team up in groups of three to traverse the map, hopefully in some sort of vehicle.
As it’s only a few months until the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, Infinity Ward likely has a lot on its plate besides bug fixing. Call of Duty: Warzone will be coming over to the new game when it launches, and some rumors indicate that it will include either a Cold War-themed overlay for the map or an entirely new location for players to drop into. With the preparations for this effective relaunch, the Season 5 update released last month will likely be the last big work the current team does on the project. As the game enters its second year, players will have to hope that the trade-off retains Warzone‘s stability and doesn’t introduce even more bugs to the equation.
It’s an exciting time for Call of Duty: Warzone, as well as the franchise in general. With a second game’s worth of content potentially hitting the battlefield, this will be the first time that Modern Warfare and Black Ops-style firearms and (thankfully returning) vehicles could mix and match. Call of Duty is still a retail product every year, but it also inches ever closer to being more of a service, an overarching Call of Duty experience with regular updates à la Fortnite.
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Call of Duty: Warzone is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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