Automatic noob tubes and aimbot is the new Warzone hack evolution

Automatic noob tubes and aimbot is the new Warzone hack evolution
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


20th Feb 2024 15:15

With the re-emergence of maps like Wasteland, it was inevitable that, at some point, noob tubes would make a return too. 

The grenade launcher under barrel was synonymous with the old Modern Warfare games, and cross-map kills were always a trickshot waiting to happen.

But, while Modern Warfare 3 has stayed safe, Warzone has not, and now hackers have arrived armed to the teeth with enough rockets to blow you limb from limb and send you to the Gulag - piece by piece.

Warzone hackers are now using automatic grenade launchers

While playing in a game of Warzone Ranked, the trio of Lennon "Lenun", Ethan "Fifakill" Pink, and Mason "Symfuhny" Lanier came across some rather suspect players controlling Fortune's Keep with a bucketload of explosives.

The trio was blown to oblivion by opposition players who hurled grenades in their direction, only to watch the killcam and see the cheaters in question blurting out noob tubes fully automatically.

While the nature of the cheats has not been confirmed to be hacks or the exploit of a suspected reload glitch, the method will be a bannable offence and should have drawn the attention of RICOCHET anti-cheat, which has recently come under fire after Superman hacks and blatant MW3 cheaters have become increasingly frequent.

Warzone players stunned by hacks as cheaters prosper in Top 250

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Whoever made the saying "cheaters never prosper" was full of rubbish. It was a lie.  The 'nade-launching hackers were even in the Top 250 in the Warzone Ranked leaderboard, with one peaking as high as 24th place in the global standings. The partner in crime, well, you guessed right: Bronze 1.

"How tf is this guy hacking and somehow in the top 250?? HELLO RICOCHET?!?!?" said the popular Call of Duty account ModernWarzone. Others actually tipped their hat to the bluntness of the hacks, not choosing to hide them. "Warzone is so back the cheat providers are putting in Verdansk level of cheats," said another fan.

While much of the developer's attention will likely be on the maintenance of the newly-launched Ranked system, it might be time to give Ricochet a nudge. It'll hopefully kick back into gear and get rid of these pesky cheaters, or at least set them back a few weeks/months until the next wave is needed.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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