Boobytrapped Loot: Heartbeat Sensor Downing Players in Call of Duty Warzone

It feels like an epic troll or maybe a feature that could be integrated into the game?

A recent post on Reddit by user csvolts has exposed a pretty significant bug in Call of Duty Warzone that downs a player when they attempt to use a looted heatbeat sensor.

As you can see from the video above, csvolts picked up the heartbeat sensor and, upon using it, was instantly downed. This happened again after he was revived as well, and there were apparently no enemies in the vicinity that could have downed him. Comments in the thread has also confirmed that it’s happened to others as well.

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As you know, the heartbeat sensor is meant to help show the location of other enemies, but in this case, its definitely doing more harm than good. Watching the video, it appears as if the heartbeat sensor kills off the user by the time it reaches the 75-percent scan area. This isn’t the only bug in the game, as others are complaining about poor connection issues as well. Infinity Ward has remained largely silent on the issue, though we suspect something will be done about it in the next Warzone patch.

For what it’s worth, this heartbeat sensor bug only seems to be affecting those who pick up the item as loot. If it’s part of your loadout there doesn’t seem to be a problem and there’s no word of this happening in Modern Warfare Multiplayer, either. On that note, it got me to thinking that it’s a pretty epic troll. The heartbeat sensor gives players quite an advantage, and a bobbytrapped heartbeat sensor that electrocutes and downs you feels like it could introduce a new dynamic for the game.

Imagine being able to boobytrap loot that you don’t want so that it hurts other players when the pick it up and try to use it. It would certainly piss a lot of people off, but it could make the game more interesting too.

Robert Moore
Robert Moore
Robert is an automotive expert and gaming fanatic that somehow manages to split his time between doing both and blending in some family time as well. His gaming history goes all the way back to Atari, the Commodore 64, and the original Nintendo, and he can proudly say that he’s owned every single mainstream console since, including duds like the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Wii. He currently owns a Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and a custom-built gaming PC. His all-time favorite games include Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (zombies, specifically), League of Legends, Diablo 3, and even a little World of Warcraft. Robert has been working as a journalist for nearly 15 years, primarily in the automotive segment and now in the gaming segment.


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