Call of Duty disables launchers amid game-breaking exploit

Call of Duty disables launchers amid game-breaking exploit
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


28th Feb 2024 16:45

Thanks to a recent game-breaking glitch in Warzone and Modern Warfare 3, the fabled voice of Dempsey's "Ka-BOOM" has quickly turned into a barrage of explosions that make your ears ring with the more sarcastic "Bazinga" of Sheldon Cooper.

Explosives in Warzone have become so bugged that the usual noob tubes have turned into fully-automatic weapons and cheaters have been using the exploit to blow players to the Gulag piece by piece.

So much so that launchers have now been disabled in Warzone, and the only Bazinga left laughing are those whose Ricochet reports are coming back successful.

Call of Duty disables launchers after Warzone glitch

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After reports that hackers had unlocked fully automatic launchers for Warzone, even making their way through to the Top 250 in Ranked, more evidence of this cheat began to sprout in Modern Warfare 3 too.

It seems like there is a glitch with the noob tubes that allows for an immediate reload and the skipping of the animations between each shot, and players have been able to bypass the wait between rounds to instantly fire off their next rocket.

But after persistent exploits found their way onto social media, Call of Duty has now announced that they are permanently removing the Underbarrel Launcher Attachment for all weapons, until they are fixed.

Don't worry though, your RPG is safe


Call of Duty has only disabled the Underbarrels though, meaning that your RPGs, War Machines, and other explosive projectile-propelling devices will still be in your loadouts for your next Urzikstan outing. 

The Underbarrels are used for some camo challenges though, and will likely be quick to return.

While this is a positive step for the game though, with hotfixes coming promptly, players are still finding ways to put a negative spin on the situation, claiming that the same treatment should be given to the broken Cruise Missile.

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Still, for now, you're safe from any unjust bombardments of rockets and can get back to blowing up the old-fashioned way: with your own grenade bouncing off a lampost.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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