A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare player faced a glitch that allowed them to play in third-person play.
The series of first-person shooters usually never lets players adjust the camera perspective of the character. Yet Redditor Tkade14 found themselves playing in a third-person during a restore after a glitch of some kind.
The video below shows Tkade14 running in the PlayStation 4-exclusive Survival mode around the Shoot House area, in third-person, chopping up AI enemies with a knife. Although the character runs unrealistically quickly, the movement looks smooth, and the location of the camera offers a clear view of the action, trailing the character even with slides and knife attacks. After being shot, we see the soldier shoot a gun in the third person too. There’s no reticence, but when Tkade14 lands a killing shot we do see the red hit sign.
And how did the bug come about? The glitch occurred, as they were being resurrected, according to Tkade14. In Modern Warfare, the camera briefly pulls out into third-person, as a teammate revives your downed character. Tkade14 said: It didn’t go back to the first person until I was revived. Frankly, if I could run around like this all the time haha, I would be doing a lot more survival.
Tkade14 is not the only one to come across the glitch. A YouTube channel called The Gaming JELLY has a screenshot of the Survival game played in third-person Modern Warfare, this time with plenty of bullets. While pointing down sights, we see the camera slowly going in, which is how you’d expect a third-person shooter to function.
When a player went down, I wash [sic] just playing Survival mode. I went to revive him when he/she left putting me in this cool glitch, explained The Gaming JELLY in the video description. I hope they bring a game mode for third-person players, it was fun.
The Modern Warfare series had previously (officially) dabbled in third-person. The Team Tactical mode of Modern Warfare 2 has allowed players to play with the camera pulled back, giving it a feeling of Ghost Recon.