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Why Is Hacking So Prevalent In Warzone?

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Calum McCrindle

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4th Jun 2021 14:55

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Hacks and third-party software have been a problem in games since they became widely available. They have entered nearly every game in the first-person shooter genre, and inevitably they have crossed over and caused chaos within the Warzone player base.

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Player bases have dealt with hackers and cheaters for a long time; however, the rise of battle royale-style games means that hacks are more frustrating than ever. Previously, the worst-case scenario was a short respawn timer before coming back into the game, and you could easily leave the lobby and find another match to hop into inside two minutes. 

The issue with battle royale games is that players often spend the best part of half an hour whittling down the lobby numbers while chasing a victory and the emergence of a hacker in the late stages of a match often leaves players feeling like the game has been a gigantic waste of time.

Finishing behind a cheater in battle royale is one of the worst experiences in gaming today, and it’s one that many gamers are now faced with regularly. But why is there a sudden increase in the number of cheaters? It all comes down the availability.

Where to get Warzone Hacks?

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A quick Google search using the search term “Buy Call of Duty Warzone hacks” immediately presents the would-be cheater with a vast number of options. The number one website boasts about the security and reliability of their software with several people rating them as excellent after purchasing them. The number of players buying hacks was also alarming as many of the reviews were left hours ago, according to the site.

If the possibility of becoming an all-seeing, invincible super-soldier doesn’t entice you immediately, then the price will. To become the world’s best Call of Duty ‘player’ for a week, prospective cheaters need to spend less than £10 of their hard-earned cash. This basically allows players to break the game for seven days for roughly £1 a day.

Once purchased for the nominal fee the hacker merely has to screen share with a member of staff from where they purchased the cheats, and they will be able to use them “within 15 minutes” of the installation and setup of the software.

This is all very worrying as players can simply pay online and be using their cheats within an hour of purchase. It’s now easier than ever to rack up 70 kill games without even breaking a sweat, and it has resulted in many players and streamers taking time away from the game, and looking at the video below, it’s easy to see why.

Exodus

Popular content creators such as Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff and Vikram “Vikkstar” Singh Barn have recently announced that they are taking a step away from Warzone until the volume of cheaters is drastically reduced. However, a new problem has been on the rise recently with streamers from both Twitch and Facebook Gaming actively streaming themselves cheating.

Streamers would often try to hide their use of hacks and many a viral video was born when they were caught out using them live on the internet, but the narrative appears to have changed with many creators stating blatantly in the title of their broadcast that they are using hacks.

Where the frustration lies in this is players are seemingly unable to get these players and streamers banned from playing. On numerous occasions, players will have been reported for cheating/exploiting yet their accounts remain accessible, and they are able to continue spreading misery and frustration amongst those who play the game.
 

Revival

The growing anger within the Warzone player base had forced Activision to release a statement saying that they would be cracking down on the number of hackers on the game and that they would be reworking their anti-cheat software to better detect the use of third-party software.

The move was largely praised by the community however some were taking the statement with a pinch of salt and were holding out until there was evidence that Activision had acted on their promise and cracked down on the number of cheaters in Warzone.

It didn’t take long for the publisher to act on their promise. Within 48 hours of releasing their statement, 60,000 accounts were banned from accessing the game. Prior to the mass ban, 300,000 accounts were already banned, so Activision clearly know that they need to step up to prevent one of their most popular games being overrun by cheaters.

Further action will be needed as more players find new ways to cheat and exploit their way to a victory in Verdansk, but if they persist, then they could bring Warzone back to a place where those who play without third-party software can enjoy the game once more and without the fear of encountering a super soldier in every lobby.

 

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AquA: A Premature End To A Promising Career

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Jonno Nicholson

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25th Oct 2021 11:28

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