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Black Ops Zombies character reportedly seen in new Warzone screenshot

Published: 24/Sep/2020 23:21

by Tanner Pierce

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According to CoD leaker ModernWarzone, a notable Black Ops Zombies character can be spotted in a brand new Warzone screenshot released on Activision’s blog on September 24.

It’s been well-documented over the past few months that Warzone is going to be utilized in future Call of Duty games. Essentially, it’s going to act as the binding glue between all future titles in the series, with characters, weapons, and items getting added from each game, which is pretty exciting.

A few months back, the developers began this crossover with the announcement of Black Ops Cold War inside of the battle royale. Players were able to complete tasks and missions based on the game and even meet Frank Woods around the map. Since then, there’s been little to no crossover between the two. That might be changing soon, however.

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According to ModernWarzone, Nikolai can been seen on the left of this image, released by Activision.

According to Twitter user and notable CoD leaker ModernWarzone, the Primis version of Nikolai Belinski can be seen in a brand new screenshot for Warzone released on the Activision blog. The screenshot was originally included in the subway system breakdown on September 24.

This version of Nikolai was originally seen in Black Ops 2, Black Ops 3, and Black Ops 4, and has a pretty distinct design. When comparing the person seen in the Warzone screenshot to a picture of Nikolai’s Primis design, it’s very easy to tell that they are either extremely similar or the exact same.

This also wouldn’t be the first time that Activision has teased early features in a screenshot. A few months before they even announced they would be opening up the Stadium in Warzone, the company released a screenshot that showed the top of the building completely open.

Because of this it wouldn’t be surprising if this was an intentional tease and not a screw-up. Still, only time will tell if it’s even accurate or if it’s just someone who looks like the beloved Russian.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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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.