Edit 3: It looks like the behavior of the memezila link (https://memezila.com/wp-content/Elon-Musk-naming-his-child-meme-3297.png
) is not related to Warzone. You can confirm this by opening a fresh browser (e.g., a Chrome Guest session) and just going to the URL (https://memezila.com/wp-content/Elon-Musk-naming-his-child-meme-3297.png
). It will behave like the Warzone-hosted image in the MCVE.
My theory is that the issue OP reported is actually not Warzone-related but Memezila having the same config thing going on as Warzone (see Edit 2).
Edit 2: After some sleuthing (checking the response headers & responses for the MCVE) and looking into what might be going on, it seems like this could be a config thing on Fizzer's end. Images on Warzone get opened as octet-streams (https://kb.iu.edu/d/agtj
) while images on Imgur are recognized as images by the browser. You can use htaccess, Content-Disposition, and ForceType to force downloads of files rather than displaying them in browser. Maybe that's what's going on? (example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14388994/forcing-a-download-using-filesmatch-in-htaccess
Alternatively, it's still possible that there's some regression in Chrome/Firefox/etc.'s ability to parse files as images and hence, not recognizing the images on Warzone, they end up downloading the files rather than displaying in browser.
Edit 1: I get the same behavior on Firefox 81 as well. Seems like maybe a bug in Warzone, rather than a browser thing. Right clicking and selecting "Open in New Tab" (Chrome) or "View Image" (Firefox) does not seem to fix the issue.
Here's a minimum, complete, verifiable example (MCVE) of the broad issue OP is describing: Warzone-hosted images now get downloaded rather than simply displayed in browser, on Chrome.
1. Open a recent version of Chrome (I'm on 85)
2. Go to a Warzone-hosted image
: e.g., https://warzonecdn.com/s3/Data/Players/90/905179/p_1_8.jpg
3. Go to a non-Warzone-hosted image
: e.g., https://i.imgur.com/nyQqPKR.pngExpected/Desired Behavior
: Both the Warzone- and non-Warzone-hosted images should open as images in Chrome rather than downloading locally.Actual Behavior
: The non-Warzone-hosted image behaves as expected but the Warzone-hosted image now seems to download rather than open.
This makes me think something might be going on with Warzone- either some change to Warzone or a Chrome update that results in this new unexpected behavior for Warzone. No clue exactly what's going on, or whether this is fixable on the user end.
Edited 10/14/2020 03:12:51