An Infinity Ward developer acknowledged a bizarre and long-running Warzone parachute glitch Wednesday, saying the developer aims to have a permanent fix in the mid-season update for Season 5.
The bug causes Call of Duty players' parachutes to deploy automatically and erroneously when they hop off of steps or ledges that aren't high enough to require a parachute. This locks them into the parachute pull animation for what could feel like a lifetime in the fast-paced Warzone.
Infinity Ward co-design director of multiplayer Joe Cecot said the team had been dealing with the bug quietly.
"We had been spot fixing this issue in the geometry but map tweaks and updates would cause more locations to become problematic," Cecot tweeted. "Asked Code to have a look at it and they have a fix we're going to put into test. It should be in the mid season 5 update if all goes well!"
Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 is scheduled to begin Aug. 4, putting the mid-season update near the start of September. No official date has yet been announced.