Cold War devs respond to glitch with friendly name tags not showing

Andrew Highton
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Treyarch has responded to an issue currently affecting Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 in which friendly name tags don’t appear, causing friendly fire.

So far, Season 4 of Cold War has remained relatively unscathed in terms of glitches, bugs, and anything game-breaking. In fact, the only minor things to note are the overpowered nature of the Hand Cannon, MG 82, and Nail Gun, and the underpowered C58.

Other than that, Season 4 has pretty much gone off without a hitch. But the name tag issue, which has become steadily noticeable, thanks to the attention of many Cold War players, is a bit concerning. A fix shouldn’t be too far off though as Treyarch Community Manager Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres has replied to the bug.

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A Twitter user by the name of XpertFusion publicly messaged Josh on the social media platform asking, “Is this an issue the studio is looking into? @FoxhoundFPS. Ever since Season 4, friendly name tags only show up when I’m looking directly at them. This makes it so I get into a lot of annoying engagements where I shoot at teammates thinking they are an enemy.”

Josh saw the Tweet and responded quite quickly: “Aware of it and have been tracking it.” The issue isn’t mentioned directly on the Black Ops Cold War Trello page, but a public acknowledgment of the issue can almost certainly guarantee that a fix is in the works.

Aside from this being the first real problem in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4, it doesn’t help that this is one that can be quite damaging.

By not being able to see your allies’ name tags, this creates a false pretense in which players will open fire on someone, believing them to be the enemy.

Not only does this give your position away during standard CoD modes, but it’s far more destructive in Hardcore as it can lead to inadvertent team-killing.

Treyarch presumably recognizes this and will be doing their best to identify the cause of the problem and release a fix.

Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch

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