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Warzone and the Return of the Notorious Gas Mask Glitch

If only there was an item to protect against Warzone bugs.
If only there was an item to protect against Warzone bugs. / Activision, Raven Software

If only there was an item to protect against Warzone bugs.

Warzone players are reporting that, once again, they are being plagued by the unfortunate Gas Mask Glitch from August 2020. While this isn't nearly as game-breaking as clipping under the map or falling through a building to your death, it's still an annoyance that players thought to be long gone.

Oh, well. When it rains it pours, it would seem.

Warzone and the Return of the Notorious Gas Mask Glitch

For those who might not be aware, this bug basically makes it so the in-game gas mask never breaks. Gas masks are supposed to have a limited window of use. However, with this glitch active, the mask will continue to refresh indefinitely, allowing players to stand in toxic zones for much longer than normal.

Some have used this to their advantage in the past—lurking in or on the outskirts of such areas in Verdansk while hunting wayward players. Others simply wait in the gas until the end of the conflict and appear at the last moment to secure a victory.

Reddit user kobosil41 brought the issue to light through a post to Warzone's official subreddit board on Monday, May 10.

In their post, kobosil41 uploaded a clip of them spectating a player traveling through the gas without taking any real damage. The player seems to prompt the gas mask every few seconds as the mask, in turn, continues to refresh in time.

Unfortunately, despite the fix rolled out last year, it appears this bug hasn't been completely squashed. There is currently no way to cause it to appear or disappear—seeming to affect random players in random matches.

"Same bull**** different day, man." TVZep commented.

Neither Activision nor Raven Software has issued a response to the return of the gas mask glitch at the time of writing. It is currently absent from Raven's Trello board.