Warzone Heartbeat Sensor Glitch Frustrating Players Without Fix From Devs

The Heartbeat Sensor has been unfortunately glitching out for players in the form of a very lethal bug. Use at your own risk in its current state.
The Heartbeat Sensor has been unfortunately glitching out for players in the form of a very lethal bug. Use at your own risk in its current state. / Photo by Chaz Frazer / DBLTAP

The Heartbeat Sensor in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Warzone is most likely the single most valuable piece of equipment in the battle royale mode outside of armor and your weapon. Unlimited uses, and the ability to scan entire areas for enemies - especially early and mid-game before everyone has Ghost - and even cancel certain animations that can save your life, it’s hard pressed to find players using loadouts that do not contain this piece of tactical equipment.

Unfortunately for some players, the Heartbeat Sensor in play has been a liability rather than a life-saver. There is a certain glitch that has been prevalent in Warzone for some time now - over a month - that sees the Heartbeat Sensor down a player who simply tries to use it. Without enemy gunfire, or standing too close to your own lethal on detonation, it is pretty unheard of to have a piece of tactical equipment cause lethal damage to a player.

Warzone Heartbeat Sensor Glitch: When Can We Expect a Fix

Reddit user csvolts documented their unfortunate experience with the Heartbeat Sensor unsuspectingly downing them with absolutely no outside influence. Other users have documented this issue on YouTube - over a month ago, meaning Infinity Ward is still trying to figure out exactly what is causing the bug. 

With Season 3 of Modern Warfare reaching the one month mark, this bug may not see the light of day on the dev table before the next big update. 

With other Tactical Equipment related bugs out there - including players not able to use tacticals at all or being downed when throwing a stun grenade, you can be sure the devs at Infinity Ward are watching closely. In the meantime, use with caution.