Black Ops 4 cheaters are abusing an infuriating Skulker glitch, as pro player KiLLa found out - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 cheaters are abusing an infuriating Skulker glitch, as pro player KiLLa found out

Published: 26/Oct/2018 11:28

by Ross Deason

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It’s generally accepted that cheating in video games on a modern console is virtually impossible due to the numerous restrictions on things like third-party software.

However, when an in-game exploit is discovered there is very little that can be done to stop individuals from abusing it until the developers of said game are able to patch it.

Unfortunately, such an exploit has been discovered in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it totally ruins the game for anyone playing against the person that decides to abuse it.

The movement glitch, which is linked to the Skulker perk, allows players to slide around in a crouched position at an alarming speed, making them virtually impossible to hit or play against.

Former Call of Duty world champion Adam ‘KiLLa’ Sloss fell foul of a handful of the players using the glitch during a recent Twitch stream and was clearly gobsmacked by what he was witnessing:

Unfortunately, it didn’t end there for KiLLa as the players in question continued to abuse the infuriating glitch in the following game.

“There is no way this kid is serious!” the veteran player fumed as he died to one of the cheaters yet again.

Although not ‘hacking’ per se, it seems unlikely that players abusing such a clear exploit will escape the wrath of Treyarch, the game’s developers.

The issue has also been raised on the Black Ops 4 subreddit, with users claiming that it can only be done with the help of a teammate and reminding players that encounter people using the glitch to report them through the Black Ops 4 menu.

We will not be sharing information on how to repeat this exploit and advise everyone not use it. Doing so could result in a game ban.

While Treyarch have not yet commented on the matter officially, it seems likely that the issue will be fixed in the game’s next update.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.