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News video games 30 October 2022, 20:38

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Modern Warfare 2 Devs Messed Up; Bug Worked Like 'Legal' Wallhack

As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a fresh game, players still encounter many minor or major bugs in it. One of them allowed for tracking of enemies through walls. Fortunately, the developers were quick to respond.

The latest installment of Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 - has received many positive reviews since its release (e.g., on Metacritic the PC version of the game boast an average rating of 8.9/10 from users). However, the good reception of the title from Activision Blizzard does not mean that it does not have any bugs. Quite the contrary.

As is usually the case with fresh games, they are prone to sprouting many defects, overlooked during testing. The latest example of this in MW2 is a bug that many players experienced during online gameplay in various competitive modes.

The aforementioned flaw allowed for the use of wallhack, a cheat that involves seeing other users through walls. This gives players a huge advantage, because they always know where the opponent is hiding.

How specifically did this manifest in MW2? It was related to the so-called ping function, which is usually used to notify team members of certain landmarks on the map. When a player died and used this system on the death screen to mark the opponent's comrades, the marker placed on the enemy did not disappear for the rest of the match (via Eurogamer).

As a result, many users began complain online about the unfair advantage their rivals have. Below you can see a video showing how this quasi-wallhack works.

Due to the huge buzz among the community, Infinity Ward decided to disable the ping function until they find a way to fix the game.. At the time of writing this news, no official statement on the matter has been issued, but given the developers' quick response, we can expect an imminent resolution to the problem.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

An introvert by nature. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanism than to the sciences. Instead of exercises in maths, he preferred shutting himself up in his world and inventing new stories of his favorite anime – Dragon Ball. After years of study came a time of stagnation, which he preferred to call "searching for purpose." Looking out for destiny during the 58th screening of his beloved Die Hard, he decided – like John McCLane – to fight for a better future. He found the avenue to do this in Gamepressure. Since he's still a freshman in the newsroom, he doesn't have a target subject he wants to focus on yet. So, you can expect news about farming simulators, or the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you ever hear that playing console games and watching movies is futile – remember this story


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