What’s up with Call of Duty: WW2’s duplicate emotes?

By Sherif Saed
8 November 2017 11:12 GMT

There’s a particularly bizarre thing Call of Duty: WW2 players have noticed since the game’s launch.

Call of Duty: WW2, like many games today, allows you to equip up to four emotes for use in the post-match screen. These emotes can also be used in the Headquarters social space.

The game starts you off with a few of emotes, and you get to either earn the rest in Supply Drops, or spend Armory Credits to buy them. However, it appears that a single emote animation will often be available under two or more names.

I first noticed this in one after-action screen when I clicked on two of the emotes I had equipped at the time. The same animation played twice, so I just choked it off to server problems. It’s possible, after all, that the server received a duplicate request for one of them and not the other.

Server issues aside, and there are plenty of of them, the problem has nothing to do with connectivity. As multiple Reddit users have also discovered; different emotes will sometimes have the exact same animation. This can be seen in the emotes Over Here / Hey, Facepalm / Done For, Take a Powder / No Way and others.

Here’s a GIF of the first two:

The game seems to recognise them as different emotes, though, so it’s hard to write it off as a bug. The ticker in the bottom left corner shows one unique phrase for each of them. In other words, though the animation may be the same, one of them will read “X says over here”, while the other read “X says hey”.

It’s a bit strange, especially when you consider that these emotes take up valuable space in Supply Drops. For several of them to be duplicates of one another is not exactly something you see every day.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch