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Warzone Stream Snipers Are Being Paid Thousands To Kill 'Bounty' Streamers

Warzone Stream Snipers Are Being Paid Thousands To Kill 'Bounty' Streamers
Raven Software | TimTheTatman

Written by 

Jack Marsh

Posted 

22nd Oct 2021 12:09

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Ethan "Fifakill" Pink had admitted to stream sniping for money. This is not the case. Fifakill had just spoken to those who had been involved. We apologise to him for this error. 

 

A select group of Warzone players are becoming renowned for their sinister stream sniping qualities against some of the community's best players, and are now being paid thousands of pounds to irritate the streamers into ending their content early.

According to some targetted streamers, there is a Discord channel specific to stream snipers, where they are physically paid by fans to 'bounty hunt' a specific player and force them offline. Once the bounty has had enough of being stream sniped and ends a stream prematurely, the sniper is rewarded cash, sometimes up to £5,000.

Team Quadrant content creator Ethan "Fifakill" Pink took to Twitter to claim that a player with the tag "IHACKFORTHEWIN" has admitted to hacking and stream sniping, in which the bigger the streamer the more money he earns. 

Apparently, it's not the first time these stream snipers have been paid to target content creators, either. Jake Lucky confessed that this fiasco also happened in the prime Fortnite days, with players making a living by pestering Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

100 Thieves Content Creator, and former professional Call of Duty esports player, Thomas "Tommey" Trewren, claimed that the hitman spent two hours getting into his lobbies earlier this week, whilst FaZe Kalei also said that they even upload their proof to YouTube to receive payment.

The stream sniper even forced Charlie "MuTeX" Saouma offline earlier this week, having hunted him down in Superstore and used his hacks to hit consistent headshots on the Twitch tyrant. Reports suggest the bounty on MuTeX at the time was a full £5,000, just one of many claimed throughout the week.

Fans have since been split on whether the stream sniper is to blame, or simply just making a living, despite being a renowned hacker. Some comments on social media have branded the hacker as a "sad little human", whilst others have respected his unorthodox method of making money.

With Warzone's anti-cheat system, Ricochet, right around the corner, players are now hoping for a streamer mode to be implemented in the game, in a bid to combat the frequency of stream snipers.

Hopefully, the only bounties being collected will be those in-game, earning players currency for a loadout drop.

 

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