Warzone 2 expert discovers OP one-shot melee glitch that could “ruin” game

Nathan Warby
Warzone 2 player with melee weapon

Warzone 2 guru Metaphor has uncovered a “super broken” glitch that allows players to one-shot enemies with a melee attack, and he fears it could “ruin” the gameplay going forward if the devs don’t issue a patch.

Warzone 2 players are always looking for a way to gain the upper hand on their opponents. Whether it’s running one of the game’s meta weapons, or equipping a specific attachment that unlocks certain advantages, there are plenty of ways to get the edge on your opponents.

Sometimes, however, fans are able to get one over on the other team by exploiting bugs or glitches that have made their way into Warzone 2 unintentionally, which often have major effects on the way the game is played.

Now, Warzone expert Metaphor has uncovered a melee glitch that can kill a fully-plated enemy in just one shot.

Metaphor reveals one-shot melee glitch in Warzone 2

In his August 20 video, the YouTuber explained that equipping a Throwing Knife alongside any SMG in Warzone 2 allows players to one-shot enemies with a melee attack. He said that Throwing Knives are “completely bugged” right now and can down a fully-plated Operator with a click of R3/RS.

He said: “If you’re using an SMG and a Throwing Knife, as long as you have the SMG out and you melee with it, it’s a one-shot kill.”

The devs have been extremely careful when it comes to weapon balancing in Warzone 2, with only a handful of Sniper Rifles capable of one-shotting opponents. With this in mind, one-shot melee attacks could majorly upset the meta.

However, Metaphor also mentioned that the glitch does come with some drawbacks. The melee attack will only one-shot players that are standing upright or dolphin diving, while those who are crouched or prone will receive the regular amount of damage.

Despite these caveats, the YouTuber was still concerned about the effect that this bug could have on matches going forward if the devs don’t release a fix soon.

“It’s super broken, I’m praying they fix this because the game is going to be unplayable if everyone picks up on it,” he added.

The Warzone 2 devs are yet to comment on the issues but don’t be surprised to the glitch patched very soon once they catch wind of it.

For more on Warzone, check out the best loadout for the new M13C, along with everything you need to know about the new Fort Resurgence mode.

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