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Call of Duty: Warzone players have discovered that a glitch that renders you mostly invisible is still plaguing the game, less than a week after Raven Software issued a patch to fix it.
Footage of the glitch in action was shared on Reddit (opens in new tab) (via VGC (opens in new tab)). While the player's head was visible and they could take damage and be killed, most of their body was invisible. It's also not entirely clear which skin they were wearing at the time.
Originally, this glitch seemed to only affect the "Awoken" Francis skin, which Raven Software (opens in new tab) says was fixed in a patch that came out on January 5.
Raven is aware that the glitch has persisted and has acknowledged it on its Trello page (opens in new tab). It doesn't mention which skins are affected, only saying "Players are reporting that certain skins are appearing as invisible when encountered in-game."
Lack of support
Raven Software is no doubt struggling to keep on top of any technical issues with Call of Duty: Warzone, as its entire QA department, alongside other Activision Blizzard employees, are currently on strike to protest against the studio's decision to lay off members of the team (via Kotaku (opens in new tab)).
Employees were told that their dismissal was not a result of underperformance or for committing any sackable offences, and despite Call of Duty: Warzone continuing to turn a handsome profit.
The QA team is now on its fifth week of strikes. In a statement to Gamesindustry.biz (opens in new tab) on January 6, Activision said that "Raven leadership has engaged in dialogue with its staff to hear concerns and explain the company's overall investment in development resources." However, the striking workers say that no such thing had happened.
TLDR: Today is the FIRST TIME that strikers are hearing from the company at all. If they were really willing to work with us, they would've at least started the negotiation process (that we have tried to start multiple times) instead of ignoring us until now.January 6, 2022