This Tiny CoD: Warzone Mechanic Is the Best Anti-Camper Measure Yet

Did Call of Duty: Warzone quietly add a genius anti-camper mechanic, or is it all just a coincidence?



By: Thomas Bardwell

Don't be surprised if you catch a few players staring intently at the skies when you next jump into Call of Duty: Warzone. | Source: Infinity Ward/Activision
  • Warzone players reckon birds might give away enemy positions.
  • A video posted on Reddit appears to show a flock of birds dispersing as a player approaches.
  • There’s a debate over whether this is coincidental or an intentional mechanic designed to discourage campers.

An unlikely savior may be about to rescue Call of Duty: Warzone from the ever-present scourge of campers – birds.

Yes, that’s right. The pixelated, digital versions of our avian friends flapping their wings to escape the cacophonous trudge of military-grade boots can give away an enemy’s position.

Call of Duty: Warzone Anti-Camper Mechanic?

Or, at least, that’s the latest theory from a Redditor over on the Warzone subreddit. With audio-visual proof to substantiate their claim, Redditor Noahthegoofy reckons birds will flap up in small flocks when a player is in the vicinity.

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These birds appear to give away the camper’s position. | Source: Reddit

As the short clip in the link above demonstrates, a dozen birds appear to crest the top of a hillock, followed closely by an enemy player.

We could be looking at the latest anti-camper mechanic in Warzone. It would certainly help explain the latest hefty 30 GB update.

On the other hand, this could be nothing more than Warzone firing off a chance, atmosphere-setting animation. Through sheer coincidence, it happens to aligns with an enemy’s position.

The Jury Is Still Out

Over on Reddit, one bunch is quietly confident that this is a new way to spot players. Others are more skeptical. Some suspect the birds are merely flying away from the approach of Warzone’s gas cloud.

I want to believe in the bird hype, but are we sure this isn’t just what happens when the gas comes in?

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Could birds be the anti-camper savior Warzone desperately needs? | Source: Infinity Ward/Activision

Other skeptics point to a dose of good old timing to explain the video.

I have watched the same area and same flock of birds and their animation spawn and fly off without any enemies present. So I think this is just good timing for you, and a random bird animation that hosed ole boy.

Either way, don’t be surprised if you catch a few players staring intently at the skies when you next jump into Call of Duty: Warzone.

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