Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward has disabled the ping system after complaints of a “wallhack” bug began to surface.
Despite no official word from Infinity Ward or updates on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 social media channels, players have noticed that the ping system has stopped working within hours of launching the game.
It is unknown when this feature will be restored. However, it is widely believed that pings were removed when players started reporting that if you pinged an enemy on the death screen, you could successfully track that player for the rest of the match… even if you died and respawned again.
“Huge bug: You can ping an enemy during the death screen and the ping lasts the whole game, giving you the ability to track that player for the rest of the game,” u/zFStatic reported. in the Reddit community by Modern Warfare 2.
The message included a short video showing exactly how the problem affects the game: in essence, players were given a “wallhack” that allowed them to see where enemy players were, even behind walls or on the other side of the map.
Since then, the post has been liked five thousand times and garnered hundreds of comments, many of whom agree with the author and share their own stories, claiming they too have experienced this problem.
“Oh my god, that absolutely makes sense,” said one commenter. “I had a good match, and then I noticed that I was pre-fired before I went through doors and around corners. I thought the guy was cheating.”