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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets its own Splatfest in the form of falling players

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's multiplayer might have a bit of a spawning issue.

According to Polygon, players jumping into Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare reboot for a little deathmatch action are truly reaching for the stars. They're spawning in a little too high off the ground in a lot of cases. So just as quickly as they're able to see their character appear and see their weapons drawn, they're dropping to the ground, dying instantly.

Videos shared on Reddit confirm that, yeah, this is a real problem in Modern Warfare right now.

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From the outside looking in, this is a hilarious bug. Those of us who aren't CoD devotees often find it's hard to turn a corner without being immediately gunned down. It's somewhat comforting to know that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — albeit unintentionally — has given lower-level players the power of the Force to wield against those who are much better at the game. You don't get credit for the kills, but you do get to watch an opposing player slam into the ground before they have a chance to shoot you. Satisfying.

For regular players, however, this glitch is likely infuriating. In a competitive game like Modern Warfare, those steadily climbing the ranks are probably not appreciating the fact that the environment can just randomly decide to kill them depending on where they spawn in. We understand that bad spawns can occasionally be a thing in shooters — just about every game deals with them — but spawning a player several feet off the ground is literally on a whole other level. That is not okay.

Players are flummoxed about what exactly is causing this issue to occur, though some suspect a recent update had something to do with it. In any event, we sincerely hope Infinity Ward nips it in the bud soon; even if it means we're going to die a lot more as a result.