The 10 Most Annoying Things About Call of Duty Multiplayer

5. Team Killing

Yeah, we know, sometimes it’s funny to kill a teammate just to hear them rage. We’ve all done it, don’t lie. But there’s seriously nothing more frustrating than a teammate who decides to play Hardcore, where friendly fire is enabled, and can’t control his trigger finger. Or even worse, has two grenades and a rocket launcher enabled, firing wherever he sees anything move. This is curbed somewhat by the game kicking the player out and putting them in probation if they do it too much, but it’s a hard threshold, so it’s very easy to troll a bit each match and stop before you actually get put in that situation. Whatever the reasoning behind the team kills, they’re annoying nonetheless, even if it is normally just some noob who doesn’t know how to play Hardcore.

4. Pubstompers

If you aren’t familiar with the term, Pubstomping is when professional or amateur players join a public lobby and just absolutely decimate the other team, usually with a ridiculous kill/death ratio that pretty clearly demonstrates that they’re a tad better than the average player. This can be fun if you’re on the end dishing it out, but it’s one of the quickest ways to ruin someone else’s day when playing online, especially if they don’t play that often. I’m pretty sure that getting killed dozens of times before you can even get a SAT-COM would be frustrating for any player, no matter how often they play.

3. Campers

How many times have you been one kill away from that amazing killstreak only to get shot in the back by some sniper sitting in the corner of the map? It’s happened to the best of us, and yet, we continue to go back over there, trying to take them out, falling directly into the trap that they set. It’s hard to forget about them, especially when it happens again after that cross map shot just as you had forgotten about the tent they set up on the other corner of the map. If you get into a lobby with a camper, it’s best to just leave and let them ruin someone else’s day.

2. The Wannabe Rambo

If campers are annoying, than having some guy who thinks he’s Rambo is even more annoying. We’ve all seen that guy who just runs out into the middle of the battlefield, firing his gun at an opponent who is nowhere near killable, thus alerting the entire enemy team to his presence so that they can kill him. At least he lear– oh, he’s doing it again? GREAT. There’s nothing more helpful to a team than having one teammate go 7-35 when playing Team Deathmatch, which is first to 75 kills. It doesn’t matter too much in Domination, but if they aren’t careful, the wannabe Rambo will easily feed the other team all the kills they need to start dropping some major killstreaks and that’s no fun.


Squeakers is the “affectionate” title given to kids whose voices have yet to lower, causing them to sound like nothing but squeaking when yelling into their microphones. If you’re played any amount of Call of Duty over the last few years, you’ve undoubtedly encountered one. Normally, people don’t care too much, but it’s usually prefaced by them joining the lobby and immediately saying “LISTEN NO ONE YELL AT ME OR CALL ME A SQUEAKER BECAUSE I’M NOT”, which then causes everyone to do the exact opposite of what they asked. It’s a vicious circle that doesn’t really accomplish anything. Worst of all, Ghosts’ new scoreboard took away the ease of muting someone. They still yell, people still get mad. If you find yourself in a lobby where this is occurring, it’s best to just abort.

Anything we missed? Let us know in comments about your personal most annoying CoD multiplayer moments.

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10 Comments on The 10 Most Annoying Things About Call of Duty Multiplayer


On November 9, 2013 at 5:37 pm

What about cheaters/modders? There is nothing worse than joining a match and realizing that someone is using an aimbot mod, or is somehow exploiting some obscure glitch that lets them call in a seemingly infinite amount of airstrikes.


On November 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

team killing….ghost has ricochet…kinda annoying since I like to kill the players that aren’t contributing.


On November 10, 2013 at 4:52 am

What about spawns? Played a game last night & repeatedly spawned in front of the other team facing opposite direction, annoying once but this game does it a lot! With the size of these maps should not happen.


On November 10, 2013 at 5:42 am

This guy writing this article is clearing uninformed and you should stop reading immediately.

Call of Duty NEVER and I repeat NEVER had dedicated servers. This is the first game that HAS dedicated servers. Its a hybrid system that works on both current and next gen titles. Go look up because this retard apparently can’t.

Now, how it works is, if the servers are down, which they are time to time especially around launches, it goes back to host picked lobbies. The person with the best connection becomes host. That is when there is a host migration. This guy is such a dumb ass its unbelievable that he gets a voice on a site to speak.


On November 10, 2013 at 8:04 am

You are a ing moron. #10…Cry me a river. You want all the gear unlocked right away. off. Play the game and level up. #9…Use the ing mute button, it works wonders. This is one of COD’s biggest complaints, the people on the mics but yet everyone forgets that you can mute people. Believe me, I do it every time a foreign idiot comes in. #8…The games been out for a week. There will be double xp weekends still, don’t be a cry baby. #7…Guess you should play on a PS4 then. #4…Either leave if you care about K/D or stay and learn how to play better. #3…There’s nothing wrong with camping, especially if you’re a sniper. This is something the people of the world need to wake the up to. #1…See #9.


On November 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

On the topic of campers I have to say “waah, get over it”. The grievances people have with campers is exactly why i don’t spend too much times with these modes. “Oh, you’re not playing the exact way I’m playing, and your strategy is killing me too many times, so you’re playing wrong. Play the way I play, or don’t play at all”.


On November 10, 2013 at 8:36 am

……yes because when someone is playing as a sniper they shouldn’t be sniping aka camping, no they should be running around like an idiot through the battlefield trying to knife people. CAUSE REASONS!!!!!


On November 10, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I will say that I think the writer got “camper” and “sniper” mixed up. Sniping, yeah, you should be in one spot (maybe moving every now and then) on the edge of the map with a good field of vision.

When I think of “camping” I think of someone hiding in a corner with a shotgun, blasting anyone who walks through a door.

I don’t have a problem with getting sniped. I have an issue with getting camped.

Also, Greg and Saint, you are the types of gamers that make people hate gamers. The stereotypical CoD a**holes.


On November 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm

StoneMountain64 is hilarious.

Seriously.. the embedded youtube video is funny as f*ck!


On December 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

So I got the xbox one and the call
Of duty ghost… I can’t figure out how the mic work I. The multiplayer… It shows it as locked. Do I have to reach a certain level to unlock it? I was trying to fix it for my husband and it doesn’t work. Does anyone know the answer to this??