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Activision reportedly suing popular Call of Duty cheat website

Published: 30/Aug/2020 14:10

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty publishers Activision appear to be cracking down on cheaters by targeting websites that offer aimbots and wallhacks for Modern Warfare and Warzone.

With almost any online multiplayer game, such as Warzone, there are always a small section of players who look to get ahead by gaining an unfair advantage, with the likes of aimbots and wallhacks.

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While the player base at large has criticized Activision over the volume of hackers in Modern Warfare, they have taken action, reportedly suing one of the top websites where players can purchase these cheats.

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Players have called for Activision to address the cheating issue in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

Although a number of ban waves have been issued in Warzone, plenty of players and even top streamers such as shroud have still criticized the state of Warzone after encountering blatant hackers in the game.

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Following Infinity Ward’s statement addressing the cheating problem, a major action has been taken with one cheating website (which will not be named to avoid inadvertent promotion), after u/MrTheRevertz- shared screenshots of the website’s Discord announcement.

“Activision Publishing Inc has filed a lawsuit against the website and has made it clear to us that our services violate their Terms of Use,” they revealed.

Screenshot of discord chat

They added that the lawsuit had caused them to agree to stop developing selling these cheats for Modern Warfare and Warzone on their site.

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“As a result of our lawsuit with Activision we have agreed to cease development and support for all Call of Duty related products or services sold through the site.”

The cheat developers followed up, claiming that the products will not be made available in any form and warned their users that they may receive suspensions or bans from Infinity Ward or Activision if they continue using the cheats.

Users on the website’s public forum were angry, complaining that they had paid for access to the cheats that were now not working. Some were hoping they would get a refund.

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The website still currently offers hacks for other games, including Apex Legends and PUBG.

Along with targeting the websites, Infinity Ward had recently confirmed that more in-game ban waves are on the way with future Modern Warfare and Warzone updates.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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