Call of Duty QA Tester Blames Management for Poor State of Franchise

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The Call of Duty franchise is in a terrible way. In recent months, gamers have reported an endless stream of bugs and glitches mixed with an influx of hackers and cheaters despite attempts at new anti-cheat software. Activision is now addressing this flurry of complaints in a Twitter post that feels more like filler than an actionable promise.


"We wanted to take a minute to talk about fixing the game," the post read. “We hear you and we feel your frustrations. Our teams are working hard to resolve issues across Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare. Updates are deployed as quickly as possible. We want everyone to have a smooth experience, no matter what game, game mode, or platform you're playing on. Your feedback is an essential part of our development process to make our games the best they can be.


It's worth noting that packet burst issues in Call of Duty: Vanguard have persisted for some time, with many pointing out that the issue has been listed on the company's Trello board since launch without any meaningful action. has been taken towards a resolution.

In response to this, Activision QA tester Kate Anderson responded with her own tweet. "The striking employees have received countless similar emails also saying 'we hear you and we feel your frustrations', but management refuses to communicate directly with us. The state of THE COD games right now is a direct result of their failure to lead responsibly,” they said.


Last month, the entire QA team at Raven Software walked off the job after several people were laid off from the department, which was already understaffed. This came after numerous newsworthy issues with Activision and Raven's QA staff being promised full-time positions in a new Wisconsin office. Whether the many bugs and issues will be fixed remains to be seen. Even if they may be, will the player base trust the development team again?


Call of Duty: Vanguard is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and a post-launch update introduced a free-to-play Battle Royale mode, Warzone, larger released as a standalone title for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S launch should be announced in the near future.



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