Modern Warfare Regiment Colors Abuse to Be Fixed, “Clear All” Green Dot Feature Planned

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As part of this week’s big Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2 patch, Infinity Ward introduced “Regiments” into the game, which is sort of a Clan system like those found in other shooters. Unfortunately, though, a Modern Warfare Regiment color abuse is happening, which is an annoying exploit.

Over on Reddit, a user pointed out that some gamers are exploiting on how Modern Warfare Regiment colors can be changed to blue (which is what the dot above your username will look like to friendlies) to fool enemies into thinking they’re teammates.

Infinity Ward developer Paul Haile jumped in the thread and clarified that the studio is looking to fix this along with other protections against the creation of regiments that have invalid characters in their tags.

Hi everyone –

This is a bug. Colorized names is not intended to be something players can do.

We are doing a pass now to fix regiments that have offending tags set up causing their names to be colorized.

We are also implementing additional protections against the creation of regiments that have invalid characters in their tag.

This should be cleaned up soon – feel free to report players with colorized names and we will take a look.


Aside from the Regiments color issue, Infinity Ward has finally confirmed that we’ll be getting a “clear all” feature for the annoying green dot bug! In case you didn’t know, every time you earned something new, be it new weapon attachments, Calling Cards, emblems, etc., you’ll get a green dot/square on the menu portion of multiplayer reminding you that something new can be checked. Unfortunately, though, it always shows something is new even when there is none.

Well, Infinity Ward has confirmed that they working on this as well! In another Reddit thread where the user was complaining about the green dot bug, Infinity Ward Art Director Joel Emslie confirmed that a “clear all green dots” feature will be coming in the near future.

Bugs aside with the green bread crumb. We are pushing to get a clear all current green dots in the menus button. Hoping sometime in the near future stay tuned.

While there’s no ETA for the changes mentioned, the fact that Infinity Ward has confirmed they are being looked at is very welcome news indeed. Don’t forget to check out the changes rolled out by Infinity Ward today (Feb. 14).

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