Riot Shield is a powerful defensive weapon, but it has a downside that causes its bearer to move slowly at all times.

While holding the shield, a player cannot use a weapon. As a result, switching to a secondary weapon leaves the shield on the wielder’s back, providing only limited protection.

COD: Modern Warfare 2 Riot Shield God mode or invincibility bug

According to reports, several COD: Modern Warfare 2 players are experiencing a Riot Shield God mode glitch or invincibility issue (1,2,3,4,5).

COD: Modern Warfare 2 Riot Shield invincibility

The VTOL Jet is one of the best Killstreaks or Scorestreaks rewards available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and will be included in Warzone 2 as well.

When players in COD: Modern Warfare 2 employ a Riot Shield to stop a VTOL attack, they become invincible for the rest of the match. This gives a player an unfair advantage.

Shooting at a player when this bug is active causes no damage to them. This applies even if they are not wielding a Riot Shield and it is on their back.

So umm I was trying to get my riot shield gold in #ModernWarfare2 and somehow the game bugged and gave me invincibility and I was unable to take damage from any source… @InfinityWard @PrestigeIsKey @ATVIAssist

Becoming Unkillable So I was playing a normal match of 3rd person team deathmatch, next thing I know the enemy team cannot kill me and I am not getting damage inflicted upon me. Hope I am not getting the ban hammer soon… Maybe something to do with having a riot shield on your back??


Another problem that many COD: Modern Warfare 2 gamers have encountered is related to network connectivity (1,2,3).

COD Hueneme cord issue

The affected players say that every time they try to go online on COD Modern Warfare 2, they keep getting a ‘Network is offline [Reason: HUENEME-CONCORD]’ error message.

This is really frustrating players because they are unable to log in and play online with their friends.

Issue acknowledged

Fortunately, Call of Duty Japan has acknowledged the bug that makes players invincible if they carry the Riot Shield on their backs. However, no ETA for a fix was shared.

Call of duty acknowledgement
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They have also acknowledged the HUENEME-CONCORD error, stating that it’s not an issue from their side:

Notice HUENEME – About CONCORD error. Some users have reported that they are unable to play the game due to a HUENEME – CONCORD error. This error is caused by your router blocking the port for security. This is beyond the scope of our company.

Instead, users need to contact the manufacturer of their router to address this error. In addition, it could be alleviated by completely restarting the router.

That being said, stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to know if and when there are any further developments regarding these issues.

NOTE: You can also check out the COD saga tracker for updates on other bugs and issues.

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Karanjot Sidhu
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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Here at Piunikaweb, I mostly cover Google Pixel deals and how-tos, though you may find me covering Pixel news as well sometimes. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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