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Paul in Qatar 06-06-2019 06:32 AM

Call of Duty WWII
 
It is Eid and I am bored. I am playing Call of Duty World War II on my low-end PC. Despite the warning, I am using a video setting that taxes my computer. (As a result, dead Germans make strange stretchy figures.)

I am doing Mission One, Omaha Beach. I am at the last of the five bunkers. When you enter this bunker, a German comes out of nowhere to do some hand-to-hand. I cannot beat him. Further, when I return to the previous checkpoint, I discover I am in the same place fighting the same crazed German.

I have gone to various walkthoughs. They tell me to follow the prompts on the screen. Cool. I got this German with a bayonet coming at me. The screen has a small F in a circle. The symbol moves slowly on the screen.

Hitting F does nothing obvious. Hitting Q for Close-Quarter Battle does nothing obvious. Moving my mouse does nothing obvious. Using my finger on the touch screen does nothing obvious.

I die then it all starts again.

When I go back to "Restart Mission," I end up back on Omaha Beach.

I suspect this is partially operator error and perhaps also a software problem.

Any ideas?

Ike Witt 06-06-2019 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul in Qatar (Post 21683824)
Any ideas?

You said at the very beginning that you are playing on a low end PC. I would guess that the system is overtaxed and because of that your keyboard inputs are lagging. TBH, I would suggest shutting your PC down for maybe 30 minutes and let everything cooldown. Restart and go straight to that point in the game and see if the walkthrough helps.

Paul in Qatar 06-06-2019 07:11 AM

Oh no! It could not be....

Well, what do I know? Let me try that. Thank you.

Paul in Qatar 06-06-2019 07:48 AM

Turn Off
Cool down for a while
Run Windows update, by the way.
Restart game
Long loading sequence
Goes right back to this German grunting and groaning on top of, and not in friendly way.

Paul in Qatar 06-06-2019 08:10 AM

On another forum someone told me to just pound the F key like a madman. That seems to work. That is very odd game design. Thank you.

Airman Doors, USAF 06-06-2019 05:44 PM

On the XBox One it is a quick-time event and you are required to center the marker in a circle and then hit the indicated button to beat it. If I recall correctly there are three different events of that type in a row and several others throughout the game.

Paul in Qatar 06-06-2019 10:18 PM

OK, I am through the first mission. Thank you.

What is with the endless cut scenes? All in all, I do not like this game.


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