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A new glitch has emerged in Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone, causing players to lose control of movement after using a Buy Station. Launched in 2020, Activision’s free-to-play battle royale continues to grapple with a constant array of new glitches with the arrival of every new patch, along with a rampant hacking problem.
Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War recently entered Season Five after a small delay from its initially scheduled release. As with every seasonal update, a large content drop in the form of new guns, perks, and features was released for its players to enjoy. Aside from enjoying Season Five, fans of the franchise will also have a lot more to look forward to, Activision holding the official Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal event in Warzone on August 19. While not much is known about the release date of the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, early teasers have shown that Vanguard will be WW2-themed.
A new bug in Warzone was recently discovered by Reddit user El_Nieto_PR, which causes a player to lose control of their character. The Redditor posted a clip of the glitch in action, which they replicated by moving their character towards a Buy Station and interacting with it as they were moving. Although the player remains still while the purchase screen is open, El_Nieto_PR’s character begins to move of their own accord as soon as they dismiss the store. Their character then continues to walk in the direction that was last pressed on their keyboard before they began their interaction with the station. As their Warzone character moved around without input, the Redditor stated that the auto movement bug can usually be stopped after 15 seconds, by pressing the jump key or tapping the WASD keys a few times.
This new glitch comes just days after players discovered Warzone’s Tempered Perk glitch, which makes climbing ladders impossible while the perk is active. While El_Nieto_PR experienced some difficulties trying to stop their character from auto-walking, their character finally came to a halt after the Redditor pressed the prone key repeatedly on their keyboard. Other players chimed in on the issue, many of them stating that they had simply assumed their experience with the auto movement bug was due to their own keyboards malfunctioning.
El_Nieto_PR’s newfound glitch certainly seems incredibly frustrating in a fast-paced game such as Warzone, where accidental movement could be the difference between life and death. Although this movement bug can be remedied with some keyboard inputs by the player, it still places them at a disadvantage, unlike more beneficial bugs, such as Warzone’s recurring invisibility glitch.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.