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Insane Warzone Glitch Ends $75k Tournament

Despite an oversaturated market, "Call of Duty: Warzone" has had sustained success in the battle royale arena since its release in March of 2020. Though it hasn't quite reached the heights of competitors such as "Fortnite", the free-to-play "Call of Duty" companion mode has impressed gamers and continued to be relevant in the battle royale space. To coincide with the release of the franchise's newest AAA entry, "Call of Duty: Vanguard," Activision added to the "Warzone" game mode through a new update referred to as " Warzone Pacific."

Unfortunately, "Vanguard" as a whole has gotten off to a rather rocky start, with several issues regarding humorous glitches omnipresent within the game. Though a case could be made that virtually every game has bugs of some kind, some of these glitches in "Call of Duty: Vanguard" — especially in "Warzone" — have proven to be game-breaking. One of the funniest glitches appeared at the worst possible time — a high stakes Warzone tournament with a $75k prize.

A glitch in Call of Duty: Warzone caused a player to turn into a plane before crashing the entire game in a $75k tournament

Days before the "Warzone Pacific" update was to be release, many of Raven Software's quality assurance team staged a walk-out in protest of the company's recent shocking layoffs throughout the QA division. This has led to the quality of "Warzone Pacific" taking a real nosedive in its first days, with funny glitches, such as players being turned into grenades, being at the forefront. Another glitch came at possibly the worst time, breaking the game for players and ruining the Twitch Rivals tournament, in which a $75,000 prize was at stake.

After being killed in "Warzone Pacific" in Twitch Rivals, user Buzro was able to win his duel in the Gulag which allowed him to re-deploy into the main game, according to Dexerto. However, his drop back into the map went completely wrong with a hilarious glitch that saw Buzro constantly switching in between his character model and an airplane. A video of the glitch shows Buzro's avatar switch into a plane four times before hitting the ground, freezing his camera and crashing the entire game. 

As a result of the game-breaking glitch, the Twitch Rivals tournament was officially postponed. Since then, some of the community, such as eSports competitor NYSL Aydan, has expressed frustration with tournaments being allowed to take place while the game is in such a lowly state.