MW2 One Man Army glitch: Infinity Ward respond

You know that glitch in Modern Warfare 2 which gives you inifnite grenades (the n00b tube)? Well, if you didn't you've probably been affected by it, as displayed in the maddening video below, posted by Muzzafuza on You Tube:


Well, it looks like Infinity Ward has finally taken notice, with Robert Bowling responding to the video on his Twitter feed yesterday.

For the unfamiliar, the exploit is explained below by a forum poster:

"1. Create this class:

Gun: Any gun w/ grenade launcher

Perk 1: one man army

Perk 2: danger close

Perk 3:anything

2. Launch your 2 noob tubes (grenade launchers) and you will most likely get kills from them and then use one man army and switch to that same class you just had. You will now have your grenade launcher reloaded with 2 of them, now just keep repeating this and you will own."

The effect is that a player can hide in a corner of a map, fire grenades indiscriminately into the air and randomly hit people without ever being seen.

Adding Danger Close or its 'Pro' version, makes this even more effective as it increases splash damage by 40%.

Muzzafuzza, who describes himself as "a college student and a gamer" on his Twitter account, posted the above video to YouTube with the headline 'A message to Infinity Ward', showing what a mockery it made of the game. 

It looks like it's done the job - Robert Bowling (fourzerotwo) responded yesterday with a message on his Twitter account:

@fourzerotwo I take it you saw my video? Can't wait to see some OMA changes. Thanks for listening.

@Muzzafuzza I did. I'll bring it up with MP when I'm back in the studio.

The fact Robert Bowling has agreed to at least take it up with the mulitplayer team, suggests that this 'glitch' might not be around for much longer.

Should Infinity Ward get rid of it? Or is it just another way that tactics have changed in Modern Warfare 2 mulitplayer?

Let us know what you think in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter.

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  • earldemaris - August 7, 2010 9 p.m.

    if you didn't like that why did you show every damn noob how to get a nuke you noob
  • rocketfuel - April 15, 2010 4:46 a.m.

    Bravo to that man, truly great! I hope this is just the beginning of changes to come.
  • Cwf2008 - April 13, 2010 4:30 a.m.

    Thats bullshit why fix it? Its not a glitch, its part of the freaken game
  • Dondada - April 12, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    How is this different from any other glitch ridden online FPS. These games will never change.
  • PlainLikeVanilla - April 12, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    I play a fair bit of MW2 and I've never seen anyone do what he's doing. I don't think it's as big of an issue as some people are making it. This is however, clearly not what One Man Army was intended for but if they want to use it in this way I say go for it.
  • matt588 - April 12, 2010 6:37 p.m.

    oh yeah, I forgot, ADD THEATER don't make me list the things I liked in halo 3 over this
  • matt588 - April 12, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    MW2 is pretty fun, nut there's just a few things they need to change to make it great: 1. disable all explosives when your team is in the lead 2. disable ac130& chopper gunner on wasteland and other open maps 3. get rid of the white damage x 4. anyone that sits in 1 place and is not a sniper needs a kill me sign flashing over their head 5. fix scavenger and 1 man army
  • JADENkOTOR - April 12, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    Step 2.... repeat
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - April 12, 2010 5:14 p.m.

    Step 1, play Battlefield instead. Problem solved.
  • IHateMakingUserIDs - April 12, 2010 5:12 p.m.

    It is clearly NOT what One man army was for. Seeing as it is allowing you to CHANGE classes. Change by definition means to exchange or replace something with another, not just reloading what you have. Sometimes i think people just say things aren't glitches/oversights becasue they like expolit it for their own benefits. I suppose they can't actually play the game like it was designed.
  • Embolado - April 12, 2010 3:59 p.m.

    How about creating a channel for players to play without the perks.
  • gamesradar_george1 - April 12, 2010 3:58 p.m.

    Just to be clear, the fact that Robert Bowling has said IW will look into this, suggests it wasn't an intended effect of One Man Army. If it is, it's certainly an 'exploit' that will piss off as many players as it will please others. Just depends on which camp you're in I guess. The fact it's split opinion here and on our Facebook page, suggests that it there is no right or wrong answer - depends on how much of a Modern Warfare purist you are.
  • frmonth - April 12, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    Why don't they just limit the range of the noob tube and then people would'nt be able to spam from across the map (in real life would'nt the grenades go off after a few seconds anyway?).
  • Turboash - April 12, 2010 3:40 p.m.

    All I'm gonna say is that I really wish I hadn't gotten rid of COD4...
  • JizzyB - April 12, 2010 3:19 p.m.

    I gave up on MW2 about a month ago. More than anything the airdrop glitch broke my spirit and I haven't recovered since. But shit like this tells me it hasn't changed at all. IW and Activision could have healed some wounds with DLC but instead they raped their community even more with it.
  • MidSnacker - April 12, 2010 3:10 p.m.

    I actually pawned my copy off. 100% single player (Still had no idea what the fuck the story was about; that goes double ditto for the first one.) then I jumped into Mutlti just to find out it was full of exploits to the rim. Kept trying to have fun and for the better half I did but the human mind and soul can only endure so much temple rubbing.
  • TriggerHappyMongoose - April 12, 2010 2:48 p.m.

    I'm glad I quit playing MW2 before the shit storm of glitches started. But in all fairness this is not a GLITCH. It's an exploit (all-be-it a very noobish exploit) that does not break the games balance(whatever balace is in MW2). Distant tube kills are harder then they look. Personally, I'm looking forward to how IW handles this. Kudos to them for at least attempting to repair it's damaged image. reCaptcha: ahriman been Been what? I must know!
  • Bloodstorm - April 12, 2010 2:31 p.m.

    and yet another example of why I quit this game 3 months ago. If there is a way to be a noob whore, someone will. Even worse, most of the perks are built to help you be a noob whore. Never buying a CoD title again, and probably never buying anything from IW ever again.
  • Gex4212 - April 12, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    I just think that the Originial MW was a whole lot was more original. While the 2nd was just about how fast you can get a killstreak. It just seems that the skill level to be good at this game is very low. While the original was pretty much very high.
  • TheCreamFilling - April 12, 2010 1:29 p.m.

    I don't play MW2 anymore, but I didn't enjoy it very much when I did. There's just TOO MUCH STUFF in it! Too many guns, too many attachments, too many perks, yet not enough emblems and titles.

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