Call of Duty: Warzone 2 gamers are experiencing an unusual bug that prevents them from sniping. It’s not known how widespread this problem is.
An unusual bug makes it impossible to snipe Call of Duty Warzone 2 users. Activision’s battle royale first-person shooter is very popular. Because of the nerfs to weapons such as the Crossbow, sniper builds are common. Headshots are the only reliable way to kill. However, players are limited in what they can do if the game stops working at long-range combat.
Infinity Ward and Raven Software developed Call of Duty Warzone 2, which was launched to mostly positive reviews in 2022. Although Warzone 2 was a component of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 last year, it is still free to play with or without the parent game. Warzone2 offers many more features than the original Call of Duty: Warzone. Some bugs are not common.
Reddit user Kenja_Time wrote the title of the post. “I know that developers hate snipers but this is a bit excessive.” This post includes a video of them playing Warzone 2. They quickly spot an opponent looking down at a cement wall from a high vantage point. After settling his crosshairs on the target’s head, the player fires. The screen then cuts to black, with an unhelpful error message. The video cuts to black and then jumps to a sniper battle with another player. Warzone 2 then disconnects again as they fire.
It’s more than a coincidence that Kenja_Time’s Kenja_Time game disconnects at least twice. The problem isn’t unique to them. SoCaLove, a live streamer, experienced a similar disconnect during his March 5 stream. The streamer also attributed the problem to a sniper glitch. Another user from the Call of Duty Warzone subreddit described a similar experience during a Warzone2DMZ match.
Kenja_Time thought he was joking when Raven Software suggested that Raven Software was intentionally disconnecting players using sniper rifles. It’s still a weird glitch and it’s not clear what’s causing some Warzone 2 players this problem. It is also not clear how many players are having the same problem. All reported cases seem to be restricted to the Al Mazrah map, Warzone2’s DMZ, and the main battle Royale modes. Developers will hopefully find the cause of this bug sooner than expected.
Call of Duty Warzone 2 is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S.