Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Visual Glitch Greatly Improves One Multiplayer Map

A player encountered a strange glitch on the Cartel map, and it made the game much better.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has had a slightly rocky launch, with an overpowered MP5 weapon and some other weapon balance issues, and as patches ands fixes roll out players have several suggestions for improvements. In one interesting case, a player has encountered a visual glitch on the Cartel map--and other players agree that it represents a big improvement over what's in the game.

On the game's subreddit, user CapAustria has shared some screenshots from a session where he encountered a bug on the map, removing bushes from the middle of the map. As CharlieIntel points out, in a game of Domination, this is exactly where Point B sits--and the shrubs have become a popular hiding spot for players.

While these shrubs are likely there for this very purpose, in reality needing to clear each of them for hiding enemies can be annoying. The top comment on the Reddit post seems to reflect many people's feelings: "That seriously looks so much better."

Image credit: CapAustria
Image credit: CapAustria

It's possible that Treyarch is paying attention. There's precedent for glitches and bugs to get turned into features in games--it happened with Animal Crossing: New Horizon's camera mode earlier this year, to give a much less violent example.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated Nuketown '84 map is now live, so players can check out Cold War's take on a Call of Duty classic. Black Ops Cold War received a 7/10 in GameSpot's review, earning praise for its campaign but some criticism for its multiplayer suite. "Zombies is a good co-op time overall, but multiplayer falls flat, leaving the strong campaign to do most of the heavy lifting," wrote reviewer Kallie Plagge.

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