A recently discovered exploit in Call of Duty reveals the enemy team's position may have been in the game since the very beginning. The revelation of this secret glitch has caused outrage among professional players and calls into question the competitive integrity of the game.
Call of Duty Map Exploit Reveals Enemy Positions, Angers Pros
The exploit, known as the Start Glitch, has roots in Modern Warfare 2. Bringing up the menu after watching five seconds of the kill cam will show you the enemy's mini-map when you died. You'll be able to see the positions of the enemy team at that time, which you can call out to your teammates. Somehow, the decade-old glitch made its way to Modern Warfare 2019.
It's not a major issue in casual play, but it poses huge problems for the integrity of the competitive scene. 2016 World Champion Austin "SlasheR" Liddicoat addressed the glitch, suggesting there were teams who took advantage of the glitch.
According to 2018 World Champion Patrick "Aches" Price, the glitch had been in the game since launch and kept a secret.
If the glitch had indeed been present since the game's launch, it seriously calls into question the integrity of the league and which teams used it for an unfair advantage. Aches tweeted a solution to retroactively finding which teams had cheated.
Other pros who were unaware of the glitch are furious. Players from Seattle Surge's Ian "Enable" Wyatt to Chicago Huntsman and NRG Esports CEO Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez expressed their concerns in SlasheR's original thread.