Call of Duty cheater outs themselves on Twitter

Call of Duty cheater outs themselves on Twitter
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Written by 

Jack Marsh

Published 

4th Jan 2024 15:00

For quite some time now, Warzone's anti-cheat software has been playing tricks on hackers and cheaters to get a little bit of payback before implementing bans.

But not all cheaters seem to be savvy to it, and those who are prospering from any banned additional boosts, like wall hacks and cronuses, don't always understand why they are being made a mockery of.

That's certainly the case today, as one Warzone hacker has fallen victim to Splat, and didn't have a clue why, before exposing themselves to the world.

Splat anti-cheat trick catches a Warzone hacker

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Splat is a gimmick deployed by Ricochet that takes away the ability for a Warzone cheater to use their parachute and ramp up fall damage to a maximum, which is quite the sticky situation when you launch out of a plane at the start of every game.

One player called "destowed" took to Twitter, clearly confused, showing themself unable to pull out their chute for a soft landing, not cottoning on that it was an anti-cheat troll.

"Why they victimising me?" he quizzed on social media.

Warzone hacker exposes themselves on social media

 

Instantly, some more clued-up players recognised the anti-cheat at work, with the likes of James "JGOD" Godoy laughing at the "self-report".

"Another day, another cheater exposing themselves - grats on that McDonald’s application bud," mocked another player in a popular comment.

The user's video has also been smacked with a community note summarising the ploy, with it reading, "a new feature called Splat will randomly and without warning plummet detected cheaters straight to the ground after deployment at the start of a match."

Destowed has previously gone viral for splitting opinions on movement mechanics in games like Call of Duty and XDefiant, but it will be pretty hard to hit those slide-cancelling clips with no knees, thanks to Ricochet.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
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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