Attack helicopters have been temporarily removed from Call Of Duty: Warzone, Raven Software confirms, as the studio attempts to find a fix for an invisibility glitch affecting the battle-royale. According to Raven, while the normal helicopter will remain within both Warzone’s maps, Verdansk and the newly added Rebirth Island, attack helicopters will be absent until otherwise.
“The vehicle will return once the related issues have been fixed,” Raven said in a Twitter statement. “The normal helicopter will remain available.”
Shortly after, Raven added to clarify that the “change is to combat the bug causing players to appear invisible to others.”
!PSA! The attack helicopter has been temporarily removed from both #Warzone maps - Verdansk and Rebirth Island. The vehicle will return once the related issues have been fixed. The normal helicopter will remain available.
— Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) December 17, 2020
As reported earlier today, an invisibility glitch within Warzone has plagued matches, and left many players frustrated, taking to the game's subreddit to post clips of their encounters. It’s also believed that the invisibility glitch, which has been likened to a god mode of sorts, renders players invincible too.
The Warzone subreddit, if you take a look right now, is full of clips from players of shootouts with invisible foes, a Simpsons meme, and a particular meme of Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher from The Boys (you may know the one already). One particular clip demonstrates the best solution to the problem, seen below, using a thermal scope to detect any invisible enemies approaching.
Another user simply runs over the invisible target with a quad bike to win a match.
While many Warzone players revel in the game’s mode various buggy antics, the battle-royale recently surpassed more than 85 million players. The franchise, Activision says, has generated more than $3 billion over the last year with over 200 million people playing Call Of Duty throughout 2020.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is out now and is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.