Call of Duty Warzone goes nuclear early thanks to a hilarious bug

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A Call of Duty Warzone player has captured footage of a nuke crashing into Verdansk and then... not really being the sort-of cataclysmic event we're all expecting to happen very soon.

In this hilarious Warzone bug, you can see a massive missile careening downward from high-up in the sky before landing on the ground with a thud. Some smoke/dust/gas billows up around the crash site and then things pretty much just go back to business as usual. It's hard to say conclusively that it was a bug, but we're very confused nonetheless.

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It's an amusing glitch for sure, but it's also a good preview of the actual Warzone nuke coming soon, likely in a live event, to bring about major changes to the map. ModernWarzone was even kind enough to snatch a screengrab of the incoming missile just before it makes contact to give a clearer idea of its size.

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Now, what happens after the real nuke drops is still an open question. Raven Software has been teasing nukes for a while, but we still aren't sure exactly what it means for the Warzone season 3 map. A recent leak suggests the new map will be a Cold War-era Verdansk rather than an entirely new map, though that's still unconfirmed. Either way, we'll know the exact level of devastation those Warzone nukes are packing in just a short while, as we're expecting Warzone season 3 to launch with a bang on (or near) April 22.

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.