Skip to main content

Latest Warzone patch fixes dreaded ‘infinite Dead Silence’ glitch

If you’ve been shot down, beat down, or otherwise hassled by the ninjas sprinting silently through Call of Duty: Warzone, worry no more. A patch for the game released by developer Raven Software today addresses the infinite Dead Silence glitch, as well as some other smaller issues that the burgeoning battle royale has.

Dead Silence is a field upgrade in Call of Duty: Warzone that’s meant to be used situationally, as it eventually wears off. However, players have found a way around that central mechanic. By picking up the field upgrade in a pre-match lobby and activating it seconds before the game properly starts, players would drop into the battlefield with silent footsteps. In a game like Warzone, where every indicator of where a player could be is necessary, that’s a huge deal.

🛠️A #Warzone update is going live now!

Includes Bug Fixes for the C58 (BOCW) Royal & Kross 4x Optic recoil, infinite Dead Silence, and more.

The Season Four Reloaded patch notes have been amended (see July 21st):

— Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) July 21, 2021

Today’s patch fixes the glitch, meaning players can no longer silently run up on you with a nailgun. That being said, other issues with Warzone weren’t addressed in the patch, including its litany of cheaters and other bugs, some of which make players invisible.

Along with a fix for the Dead Silence glitch, today’s patch for Call of Duty: Warzone addressed some smaller issues. The game’s report offensive chat button has temporarily been removed while Raven Sofware investigates a crash related to it and an issue with the C58 Royal and Kross 4x optic was fixed. A fix for the game’s Sentry Guns, which usually show up on the mini-map, but wouldn’t when placed on a train, was also put in place.

Editors' Recommendations

Otto Kratky
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Otto Kratky is a freelance writer with many homes. You can find his work at Digital Trends, GameSpot, and Gamepur. If he's…
7 glaring issues Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 needs to fix ASAP
Ghost from Warzone 2.0.

To say Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is in rough shape is an understatement. Aside from all the technical issues and missing features, the battle royale mode is filled with odd design choices that have pushed fans away and are specific steps backward from the original game in many cases. Some are simpler, quality-of-life issues, while others are a bit more complicated, but deserve to be addressed nonetheless.

Warzone 2.0 isn't beyond help, though. A handful of key tweaks could help restore the battle royale juggernaut to a stable position -- it's just a matter of figuring out what to prioritize first. Based on my time with it, there are seven issues in particular that stand out. Addressing these could go a long way toward fixing Warzone 2.0's quality of life in early 2023.
Inability to plate while running

Read more
Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera is live, but it’s worse than we feared
Section of the Caldera map in Warzone Caldera.

After being offline for nearly two weeks, the original Call of Duty: Warzone -- now branded as Warzone Caldera -- has relaunched, but the package is far from what it used to be. This modified version of the beloved game is completely stripped down, offering access only to the Caldera map and the standard battle royale mode. This wasn't much of a surprise, as Activision previously confirmed the game would lack key features, but now that Caldera is live, it's far more disappointing than we expected. Here's what's currently missing from the battle royale game.
No Resurgence maps

The original version of Warzone is no more. Arguably Caldera's greatest flaw is the removal of the two beloved Resurgence maps: Rebirth Island and Fortune's Keep. Resurgence mode was great for those who didn't have much time to play, as matches would often only last 15 minutes or so, making it easy to get multiple matches under your belt in one session. It also allowed players to respawn, which made it possible to enjoy the game more casually. Now, this mode doesn't exist -- not even in Warzone 2.0. If you were a Resurgence player, there's nothing for you in any version of Warzone right now, which is a shame.
Only two playlists

Read more
How the Call of Duty: Warzone community transformed a gimmick into an institution
Three characters at Airport in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Since its launch, Call of Duty: Warzone amassed a gargantuan player base of over 125 million, making it one of the most successful battle royale games of all time. But based on the game's initial state, you might not have expected it to reach such heights. It was a barebones experience in March 2020 that certainly got worse before it got better (looking at you, DMR meta of 2021). Slowly, Warzone started to come together, as its developers, Raven Software, and other Activision support studios made improvements over the years.

How did the game go from being a broken mess to the multiplayer institution it is today? While there are a number of contributing factors, the most noteworthy is the community, which shaped the game's trajectory over the past two and a half years. Ahead of Warzone 2.0's launch, I spoke with prominent members of the Warzone community including YouTubers TrueGameData, JGOD, and WhosImmortal about how content creators helped build the battle royale game into what it is today.
Carrying Warzone to victory
A major issue at the start of Warzone's life cycle was the lack of transparency from the developer's side. It's one thing to have issues -- every game has them -- but it's something much worse to leave your players in the dark. And for the first several months of Warzone, players had no idea when and if the game's biggest problems would be fixed.

Read more