Forums  /  Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare  /  Softlocks, Crashes, etc. Megathread (Locked)
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This thread is going to document known softlocks, crashes, or anything else that's unusual and will prevent the player from continuing the level, as well as solutions to avoid these issues.

----- F.N.G. -----

----- Crew Expendable -----

Gaz never says, "we've got company" which mean that the heli never comes to shoot the window.
Reason: Going too fast(?)
Video:
How to avoid: Not go so fast(?)
Solution: No checkpoint? Missions restart.

----- Blackout -----

----- Charlie Don't Surf -----

----- The Bog -----

General checkpoint glitch issue (where the game does not give you checkpoints).
Reason:
Video:
How to Avoid:
Solution:

Pvt. West Doesn't Spawn in Sector 2.
Reason:
Video:
How to Avoid:
Solution:
Additional Note: Remastered only.

Sector 3 Softlock.
Reason: Did not wait for the dialogue to start before entering the final section.
Video:
How to Avoid: Wait for the dialogue to start before heading out to the final section.
Solution:

----- Hunted -----

Price doesn't think that you went into the basement and keep repeating the same line. Going in and out does not solve the issue.
Reason:
Video:
How to avoid: Wait ~2s before going after Gaz.
Solution:
Additional Note: Remastered Only.

Near the end of the level, helicopter just keeps circling around and not going down after getting shot the 2nd time.
Reason:
Video:
How to Avoid:
Solution: No checkpoint? Restart mission.

----- Death From Above -----

----- War Pig -----

----- Shock and Awe -----

1st Dropoff Pickup Softlock while trying to tele in it.
Reason: Trying to "teleport" into the heli too soon.
Video:
How to Avoid: Wait more for the heli before teleporting.
Solution:

----- Safehouse -----

Price gets stuck on the fence near the end of the level and can't make it to the end.
Reason: Bad luck
Video:
How to Avoid:
Solution: Restart the level.

----- All Ghillied Up -----

----- One Shot One Kill -----

----- Heat -----

Detonators tk as late as 3rd detonator.
Reason: Bad luck.
Video:
Solution: Game will revert to last checkpoint automatically.

The end of the mission heli does not spawn. Sometimes mission can crash.
Reason: You didn't kill enough enemies.
Video:
Solution:
How to Avoid: Kill more enemies for it to spawn.
Additional Note: Console only.

----- Sins of the Father -----

Zakhaev gets killed by the LMG after going up the stairs.
Reason: You are too close to Zakhaev.
Video:
Solution: Wait 5sec on the stairs unless it's instant kill, in which case, mission restart.
How to Avoid: Wait like 5secs on the stairs and then keep going.

Helicopter keeps killing Zakhaev before he can kill himself, causing the level to constantly fail.
Reason:
Video:
Solution:
How to Avoid:

----- Ultimatum -----

Price and Sniper have trouble meeting in the end.
Reason:
Video:
Solution:
How to Avoid:

----- All In -----

----- No Fighting in the War Room -----

----- Game Over -----

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For now this is going to be a closed submission [and main discussion is going to be in the discord] thread (for easier reading) but it may be changed later.