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Warzone Season One Doritos Bowl Postponed

If you've been looking forward to the final event of Call of Duty: Warzone's Doritos Bowl (which isn't a special bag of Doritos with a code for exclusive Warzone cosmetics or boosters, despite its name), you will have to wait a little longer.

Several days ago, Twitch Rivals announced it joined forces with Doritos to resurrect the Doritos Bowl as an online competition where big names such as TimTheTatman and FaZe Swagg would fight in Warzone's new private lobby — for a piece of the $250,000 prize. The event was supposed to conclude on Dec. 16, but it has run into problems. The cause? Bugs.

Initially, the official Twitch Rivals Twitter account reported that competition organizers ran into a few roadblocks setting everything up. The organizers expected to start the show late, but problems quickly snowballed out of control. Several hours later, the account stated that "competition-compromising bugs" forced Twitch to delay the finale by several days. Several hours after that, the Twitter channel posted another update that fixing the bugs would take even longer than expected. The final match would have to be rescheduled in order to retain the contest's "tournament integrity."

According to Dextero, "unofficial reports" claim these bugs can be linked to new Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War content. Coincidentally — or perhaps causationally — reports have recently spread of a fair play-demolishing bug/exploit that lets Warzone players turn invisible. Players have posted numerous videos of their characters being slaughtered by invisible enemies. These phantasmal opponents show up on radar when they shoot weapons, but they don't actually render on other players' screens. Since the reports regarding the Doritos Bowl's delay are unconfirmed, it's not totally clear if the invisible enemy glitch is the cause, but it certainly might fit the bill. An exploit that lets players turn invisible sounds like it would be "competition-compromising" and would negatively impact "tournament integrity."

Alternatively, the purported tournament-delaying bug could refer to a different glitch that strips characters of their clothes and hair, but that seems unlikely since it probably wouldn't impact any integrity in the competition.

Regardless of the bug and its root cause, the ball is now in Activision's court, or to be more specific, Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Raven Software, High Moon Studios, Beenox, and Sledgehammer Games. Until Warzone and Cold War's development studios patch out the problem, the Doritos Bowl cannot continue. Audiences will have to sit tight and just wait. Fixing this problem will probably take longer than it does to consume an actual Doritos bowl.