Developer Infinity Ward have since stated an update is rolling out to fix the glitch, so you'll have to treasure it while you can.
"We're rolling out a playlist update across all platforms that fixes an exploit where players could counter the gas ring while in Battle Royale," a statement read.
We’re rolling out a playlist update across all platforms that fixes an exploit where players could counter the gas ring while in Battle Royale.— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) March 12, 2020
Call of Duty: Warzone was released upon the world on 10th March earlier this week, but players have already stumbled upon an abuseable exploit to win matches.
Posted by Reddit user MightyKonsti, the bug involves the shrinking ring of gas which gradually kills players if they’re exposed to it long enough – designed so players are pushed into increasingly close encounters.
This exploit however allows players to survive in the gas ring, showing two team members infinitely reviving one another on a loop after being downed – allowing them to outlast other players in the match.
This hasn’t been an issue in other Battle Royale titles like Fortnite as you usually receive a fixed amount of HP once you’re revived. In Call of Duty: Warzone, however, you’re revived with the health you have left from the downed state, so the faster you’re revived the more health you’ll have.
So essentially, you and a teammate can revive each other on a loop relatively comfortably in the gas ring – while you wait for other players to get killed.
It’s a pretty big exploit which developer Infinity Ward will likely address in a future patch, although for now, it might cause frustration with many Warzone players.
The launch of Call of Duty: Warzone however has been a huge success, with Activision recently announcing six million players had jumped into the title in the first 24 hours.
In comparison, Apex Legends hit 2.5 million players in 24 hours and 10 million players in three days.