Mordhau Players Glitch Out Of Map To Troll Each Other

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One upside of multiplayer games from smaller developers is that they can take risks bigger games might not. Mordhau fits that bill, eschewing traditional shooter mechanics in favor of finely-honed sword swinging and lute plucking. The downside is that smaller games can end up jankier than their bigger counterparts. Case in point: Mordhau players have figured out how to glitch free of one map’s bounds.

The map in question is called Contraband, and while breaking free from the walled garden of endless gladiatorial shenanigans takes some doing, it’s entirely possible. Some players, like _pepsi_, have used this for relatively humble pursuits, like visiting the edge of the world:

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Others have figured out that Contraband’s character select screen is actually housed in a typically off-limits portion of the map, so of course they’ve barged into it and started playing classic medieval lute hits like Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito”:

Lastly, there’s In Pu, who used the glitch to create art. They decided to make a music video out of their misadventures skipping atop the ocean waves like some kind of Naruto and ruining people’s days with off-screen arrows. Naturally, they set their artfully edited video to the painfully ‘90s sounds of “Ocean Man” by Ween:

Mordhau’s jankiness is good, actually, when it results in stuff like this. Well, unless you dislike the idea of having “Ocean Man” stuck in your head for the next several weeks.

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ThreeOneFive
ThreeOneFive

I accidentally discovered this back at launch - if you’re in a catapult and back it up to a steep hill/cliff, when you get out you’ll be stuck under the map. Couldn’t get back out, but it was really fun waiting for an enemy to try grab the catapult then stabbing them through the ground.

There are also a few spots, particularly on that one map with the mines, where you can get stuck in-between rocks or on top of carts and have to kill yourself to get back out. Screwed up a really good Battle Royale match that way :(