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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in glitched-out third-person looks good actually?

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Accidental 3rd person gameplay from survival mode from r/modernwarfare

Reddit user Tkade14 experienced an unusual glitch while playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), which normally drops players into third-person mode while they're bleeding out and then resumes first-person mode as soon as they're revived. This time it didn't, and Tkade14 remained in third-person while knifing the hell out of some dudes.

Usually when this kind of thing happens, whether it's a bug or a mod, it looks a bit ponderous and lumpen, with awkward movements and camera positioning. This looks relatively slick, however, like it could be a valid way to play. Way back in the day of Modern Warfare 2 (2009) there was a team tactical third-person mode, which a lot of players have fond memories of. Of course, if only some players have access to a third-person camera that can give them an advantage, but once you let everyone use it that balance issue goes away.

Tkade14 was playing survival mode—a co-operative horde mode that will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version until October—when the glitch occurred.

Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.