Call of Duty: Warzone gets a stability patch to fix collision issues and more

Call Of Duty Warzone Pacific Caldera Key Art
Call Of Duty Warzone Pacific Caldera Key Art (Image credit: Activision)

What you need to know

  • Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale title that ties into the yearly premium Call of Duty releases.
  • Season 2 content was delayed to give developers more time to work on stability crashes.
  • Collision issues, match crashes, and screen flicker, among issues, have been fixed. However, invisibile operator skins are still a problem.

Raven Software, the development studio responsible for supporting Call of Duty: Warzone, announced a laundry list of new bug fixes for the free-to-play battle royale shooter. Recently, the season two battle pass and free content launch for both Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and Call of Duty: Vanguard was delayed to allow for the development team to have extra time to work on the variety of issues. That delay seems to be paying off, as this recently released patch is the second in just a week's time.

The following fixes were added to the Jan. 26 patch notes for Warzone Pacific:

  • Collission issues with various elements across Caldera that allowed players to peek or otherwise shoot through them.
  • An issue causing instability when players press the Xbox home button twice while in-game.
  • An issue causing instability when typing non-ASCII characters such as ©, ®, or ™ in the chat.
  • Issues causing screen flicker.
  • Issues that allowed players to buy back a squadmate at a buy station, and that squadmate would spawn in with all or part of their original loadouts.
  • Issues where placeholder images appeared in Store bundle previous or purchases.
  • Issues that caused live matches to crash abruptly.
  • Issues where players who attempted to swim in the pool would fall into a bottomless pit.
  • Issues where the second loadout event would not occur during Battle Royale modes.

One pressing bug for Warzone Pacific, however, is the issue with Operator skins that glitch and become invisible, allowing players to move about the map without being seen by others. This particular bug is known by Raven Software, having been added to its bug tracker on Trello back on Jan. 10. There's been no mention of a fix nor has it been addressed in any recent patch notes. A fix for a bug that allows a specific throwing knife blueprint to have unintended benefits, however, is scheduled for a future patch.

Warzone Pacific players were also hassled by an issue plaguing the buy stations scattered throughout the map. Players must access buy stations to purchase weapon loadouts, killstreak rewards, and to respawn previously eliminated squad mates. However, interacting with these stations would cause the game to freeze for many players. A hot fix for this particular issue was deployed earlier in the day on Jan. 26, but instances of freezing still persist for many. This bug and others continue to be investigated by the developers.

The update comes after striking Raven Software QA workers announced they were coming back to work last week. This coincided with the announcement they would be forming a union called the Game Workers Alliance.

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