Activision Blizzard continues to ignore striking Quality Assurance workers at Raven Software, part of the studio largely responsible for Call of Duty: Warzone, now three weeks on. The consequences of Activsion Blizzard’s decisions are recognizable by most Call of Duty: Warzone players, with several major issues persisting from the launch of the battle royale’s Pacific update. A new update from Raven shows that the team remains focused on improvements, however, confirming a fix for one of Call of Duty: Warzone‘s most pressing bugs.
In an update to the official Call of Duty: Warzone public-facing Trello board, Raven confirmed that a fix has been scheduled for the infamous controller disconnect bug. Note that the fix is scheduled and isn’t live at the moment. That means that Raven will push the fix with Call of Duty: Warzone‘s next update, which has yet to be announced. Raven and other Activision Blizzard developers are currently on their annual paid holiday vacation, after all.
The bug in question is particularly nasty. It disconnects Call of Duty: Warzone players’ controller mid-match, leaving them standing and waiting to be eliminated by enemies without recourse. What makes the bug egregious is that reconnecting the controller, or even powering it off and back on, does not fix the issue. Call of Duty: Warzone players are forced to restart the game entirely in order to fix the bug. There’s no known cause for the problem, nor any way for players to avoid it. It’s purely random, by all accounts.
The controller disconnect bug for Call of Duty: Warzone is currently impacting both PlayStation and Xbox consoles; there’s no indication that the bug is currently being experienced by Warzone PC players. The fix in question is described as being for “consoles,” so it can safely be assumed to fix that the fix will apply to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S when it arrives.
No details on the fix were made available as part of Raven’s Trello update. Additionally, there’s no explanation for why a fix took nearly three weeks, though it can likely be assumed that the lack of an in-house QA team contributed to the delay. All players impacted by the Warzone controller disconnect bug can do is wait for the fix to go live in the next couple of weeks.
Raven continues to address all ongoing issues with Call of Duty: Warzone as it’s able. For example, fixes are scheduled to address other issues, including one where voice chat breaks, and another incorrectly showing players a maintenance screen. Other pressing issues, including spiky weapon artifacts, PlayStation performance issues, intermittent audio drops, incorrect XP gains, and free-to-play Xbox Live players being unable to access Call of Duty: Warzone, continue to be investigated. Hopefully, Activision Blizzard supports Raven’s striking QA department as soon as possible so that Call of Duty: Warzone is able to put its best foot forward.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.