Raven has sent Call of Duty: Warzone's armoured cargo trucks back to the garage, after the return of an exploit that saw players use the tank-like lorries to turn invisible.
Season 4 of Warzone arrived this week, bringing with it (among other things) a new "Big Bertha" armoured truck. If you're familiar with Warzone's history, you'll know that new vehicles occasionally arrive with a pesky bug that turns players invisible—it happened twice with helicopters, and wouldn't you know, it's back again.
And so, less than a day after adding them, Raven announced that it has temporarily sent the trucks back to the garage for tuning.
❗️We have pushed an update in #Warzone to remove the Armored Cargo Truck due to an ongoing issue with players becoming invisible. The Trello has ben updated.There's still plenty of loot to find at the Satellites. It's a fight to the death for the HARP and a free Loadout. 🛰️ https://t.co/qt0uSYGYbuJune 17, 2021
This isn't even the first time these trucks have caused a spot of invisibility. The Berthas were originally added in an Armored Royale LTM—a mode that was quickly pulled because, you guessed it, the trucks were turning players into ghosts.
Not everyone is keen on seeing the trucks return, mind. While invisible players are absolutely an issue, Eurogamer reports that players had plenty more reasons to hate the near-indestructible Berthas. YouTubers have demonstrated how powerful they can be even in solos, a rolling bunker with attached turret that lets you easily gun down dozens of foes in seconds.
"Leave this in LTMs like Armored Royale," YouTuber Westie tweeted in response to Raven. "This is almost like Fortnite when Mechs were added. There was clearly good intent but the reality is they just get abused and make the game less fun for everyone unfortunate enough to be steamrolled by them."
Raven's public Trello has been updated, and we'd expect a fix to eventually bring the Berthas back as soon as possible. Whether they stick around long-term, however, remains to be seen.
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