Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has had its fair share of funny glitches so far, as well as the hacked flying boats that probably my favorite bug of 2022 (opens in new tab), and the latest may be the most show-stopping yet. Helicopters are a prominent part of the game as it stands, and likely the first way to get around Al Mazrah, but now players are encountering a bug that causes the vehicle to spontaneously explode in flight.
The exploding helicopter bug can be seen in the video below from *checks notes* latenitelover. It doesn’t seem too prevalent in the game, but it’s also not clear what happened in the clip in question: the explosion is so instantaneous that it looks like the player flew into an invisible wall.
Another player commented that this is a glitch seen in the original Warzone and while I don’t recall that specific issue, helicopter issues were a minor theme for the Battle Royale series and Warzone 2. A classic around launch was this helicopter flying through a skyscraper and somehow still killing players in the process:
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Bug Causes Helicopter to Fly Through Building, Killing Player A player discovers a bizarre Call of Duty: Warzone 2 bug when a helicopter flies through a building and kills his teammate. pic.twitter.com/iQWEXpOuecDecember 22, 2022
In general, the issues tend to involve the helicopters’ interactions – or not – with the scenery, with many examples of the vehicle clipping through things, behaving unpredictably, or as in this case, just being in the air seems to twitch instead of actually flying somewhere.
The issue has not yet appeared in the game Trello board (opens in new tab), although heavy helicopters have been disabled since December 16 for balance reasons. However, it is noted that many PC users experiencing issues may want to look into updating their GPU drivers, with Raven claiming that this will “dramatically reduce crashes and so on”. However, I’m not sure if that will prevent your helicopters from spontaneously exploding.