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Black Ops 4: How to get a free Pack-a-Punch weapon on IX Zombies

Published: 22/Oct/2018 1:16 Updated: 22/Oct/2018 1:20

by Vincent Genova


Learn how to get a Pack-a-Punched weapon in the early rounds of IX in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Pack-a-Punch weapons are essential for reaching the higher rounds of Zombies in Black Ops 4, but they can be difficult to acquire for players who are just starting out in Zombies.

Fortunately, the IX Zombies map features a secret trick that will give you a Pack-a-Punch weapon as early as round 3 and it does not require the Pack-a-Punch machine!

To get a free Pack-a-Punch weapon on IX, you will need to unlock your banner. The banner can be unlocked by walking over to the rolled up banners immediately to the left of your spawn.

If you melee the rope holding the banner shut, it will unroll and give you a challenge.

The banner located to the left of your spawn area.

The challenges are random, but are not particularly difficult. Some examples of challenges are kill zombies with grenades, use your specialist weapon on zombies or get a certain amount of melee kills.

The challenge will be visible in the top left of your screen. Once you complete your first challenge, go to the altar in the middle of the arena and you will be given an extra life.

A second challenge will activate and completing it will give you a bonus credits, which you may need to get to other areas of the map.

Finally, a third challenge will activate and this is how you will get your free Pack-a-Punch weapon!

Simply complete the third challenge and head back to the middle of the arena, a Pack-a-Punched Strife will be waiting for you.

The upgraded Strife will gain full auto and a bonus in damage that will be a perfect backup weapon for the higher rounds.

As a bonus, if you continue to complete all of the challenges in your banner, you will receive an additional Pack-a-Punch weapon.

Zombie YouTuber GregFPS demonstrates the free Pack-a-Punch weapon in IX process below.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.