The pros of Call of Duty: Warzone have revealed a (presumably) buggy Bullfrog Blueprint, which is essentially a paid cosmetic because it completely ruins your opponents’ audio cues.
For a free game to be competitive, it is essential that purchasable items do not compromise the experience by giving paying players an unfair advantage.
That is why there was a drama when a Modern Warfare HDR shot had better iron sights than the standard ones you can grind for. And that’s why the P2W (pay-to-win) SBMM (skill-based matchmaking) rumors were labeled ‘horrible. “
But a new Bullfrog Blueprint could be even worse than the original HDR, as it can disrupt the lives of your enemies by making it look like they’re being shot from all angles. Already a source of tournament drama, ZLaner has shown Dr Disrespect and viewers just how bad it is.
As you can see in the clip, Z brings Doc to a corner and asks his teammate, TimTheTatman, to shoot the buggy Bullfrog. Immediately, the Two-Time reacts: “Oh my god, no way! ZLaner replies, “Looks like it’s all around you.”
While it’s hard to hear directional audio through a stream rather than a player’s headset, Doc’s reaction pretty much sums it up.
This new buggy Blueprint isn’t new to the professional scene, as it was a major source of drama during the Z&Z tournament on September 21 – when exzachht was nearly disqualified for using a Bullfrog Blueprint.
The rules were made for a broken weapon that impacts the game, I wasn’t using that weapon.
– exzachtt (@exzachtt) September 21, 2021
In the end, Zach got off the hook because he wasn’t using the one that’s actually bugged. But it does prove how serious the competitive advantage really is, to the point that using any Bullfrog Blueprint in a tournament is considered punishable.
Considering that you usually can’t acquire this weapon for free and it gives a competitive edge, it’s no exaggeration to call it a P2W weapon – and that makes it a source of controversy.
As of yet, the developers have yet to respond, so it’s unclear whether this audio issue is a bug or a planned feature. We’ll keep a listening ear, pun intended, and update this article as more news is released.