When a player dies in Call of Duty: Warzone, they are given the option to spectate their killer or a living ally. This spectate feature lets players watch as their friends fight to bring them back, or occasionally it can be used to test if an enemy player is cheating. While this mode has been previously locked to the first person, a new Call of Duty: Warzone feature allows for a third-person spectating perspective.
While this is a minor update, it could have a major impact on the Call of Duty: Warzone community. Players tend to try and find almost any advantage, and when this advantage is found, it can often become a problem for the fanbase. Fans are hoping that this third-person spectate mode is not as damaging as some are predicting.
In a clip posted by Potatofrags to Reddit, the player is seen spectating their ally in a round of Call of Duty: Warzone. Their ally appears to be wearing the Roze skin and is traveling along a small section of the map. During this, the spectating player is able to look in a 360 point of view around the ally's character, providing them sight that the player would otherwise lack. While this seems like it would be a relatively harmless addition, many fans believe that this could lead to an easy exploit. Having a third-person perspective gives an advantage to players in parties that can use this feature to gain extra information by spectating.
The problem gets larger as players consider the possibility for corner peeking and unusual angles. While Call of Duty: Warzone third-person perspectives have been theorized, this new spectating feature has the community on guard. An easy fix to solve most player concern would be to lock the camera, but this still offers a wider view than would otherwise be presented.
Players in the comments are publicly calling this out as a bad addition to the game. For some fans, it seems like the developers are purposefully provoking the community with these features. Call of Duty: Warzone fans are already protesting for the game to be fixed, but features like this may continue to dig the game deeper into a negative perception.
Some fans also believe this could be an unintentional feature. Many argue that it is a bug, and it could lead to Call of Duty: Warzone fans misunderstanding its ability. However, the player who posted the clip says it can be toggled by a control listed within the game's settings.
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