CALL of Duty players are reporting that a bug in the game’s Warzone mode is wreaking havoc on their matches.
The bizarre glitch appears to end games within seconds of them beginning, listing an unknown number of players as the match victors.
A clip posted to Reddit last week by one baffled gamer showed their game coming to a close after just eight seconds.
The player was congratulated for “winning” the match before even landed after jumping out of the plane.
“What is this sorcery?” they wrote alongside their February 3 post, which has garnered almost 3,000 upvotes on the Warzone subreddit.
It’s unclear how prevalent the issue is or whether Activision is aware of it.
The Sun has reached out to Activision for comment.
Underneath the Reddit post, other Call of Duty fans chimed in with their own experiences of the bug.
“I’ve had this happen to me before,” one user wrote. “Apparently the whole lobby gets first place, though it doesn’t count towards your wins.”
Another said: “OK, i’ve seen a few instant win matches before, but none quite like that.”
One commenter suggested that server issues may have been the source of the bizarre issue.
“This exact thing happened to a few friends of mine in Resurgence yesterday [February 2],” they wrote.
“Everyone in the game got kicked out into a weird 11 minute server queue and my friends were left with one other team to kill.
“There were a bunch of weird server issue yesterday so I reckon that was it.”
It’s not the only controversy to send the Call of Duty community into meltdown this month.
Last week, one of British’s most popular Warzone players announced that he had quit the game because it was “saturated with cheating”.
Vikkstar, who has seven million subscribers on YouTube, said the battle royale shooter was in “the worst state it’s ever been”.
Later that week, Activision banned 60,000 Warzone players for cheating.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – what is it?
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is the latest game in the hugely popular war sim series.
It hit shelves in November and plays out at the height of nuclear tensions between the US and Soviet Russia.
The storyline follows the real-world events of the Cold War – such as the Vietnam War – but will dramatise some elements.
An early teaser trailer revealed has that the game will include a hunt for Perseus – a spy working against the US for Russia.
The Cold War was a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union, but wasn’t an outright war in the conventional sense.
Instead, both nations supported “proxy wars” – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
And the fact that both nations controlled nuclear weaponry meant that neither side was willing to risk a war proper.
The period is generally said to have run from 1947 through to 1991 – when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
Cold War dropped November 19, 2020, and starts at £59.99 for a standard copy rising all the way to £89.99 for the Ultimate Edition.
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