Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players are at it again. Not content with defying both divine and natural law MW2’s superman trick (opens in new tab), they’ve now developed a frustrating and nightmarish movement technique they call the “G Walk” that turns them into a kind of fast, barely targetable primate. You can see what I mean below.
Originally spotted by Jake Lucky on Twitter (opens in new tab), the trick seems to let players switch between a lying and standing position without that annoying ‘animation’ thing in between, which has the unnerving effect of making them look like four-legged beasts scurrying at you at a million miles per hour. As you can imagine, it also makes them pretty hard to target with your limited human appendages.
While you can label me as “strongly in favor” of this kind of glitch-based madness in major multiplayer games, not everyone has taken to the G Walk with the same enthusiasm. While some players find it amusing (and some desperately try to recreate the glitch themselves), many people are annoyed by these antics. More than a few of the replies to Lucky’s tweet come from people complaining that people aren’t playing the game right, or fearing the trick will ruin their matches.
To be fair, they have a point, and I have no doubt this glitch is already on a to-do list somewhere for a future patch for MW2. Still, it’s hard not to be a little amused when your opponent, decked out head-to-toe in hi-tech military gear, suddenly gets down on all fours and comes running at you like a werewolf at full moon. We will miss it when it is gone.
It’s far from the first bug in MW2 and it certainly won’t be the last. Before G Walking, players of Modern Warfare 2 had to deal with cards with giant invisible walls (opens in new tab)problems all around the friends list of the game (opens in new tab)and a UI so unreadable that players started thinking of alternatives (opens in new tab) himself. It’s a good job that Modern Warfare 2 is so good (opens in new tab) despite all that, or we would all have been bored before we had a chance to turn ourselves into killer monkeys.