Call of Duty: Warzone fans are no strangers to dealing with hackers, but the community is growing outraged now that those hackers are brashly sharing their escapades on TikTok.
Despite Activision actively banning hundreds of thousands of hackers, and shutting down websites selling those hacks, since Warzone debuted in March 2020, the problem persists. At this point, practically all fans have either seen a hacker in their own games or during Twitch streams of their favorite players.
While some of these cheaters simply find inherent joy in bending the rules, others do it for the clout and attention gained by trolling others and ruining competitive integrity. Back in October, one such hacker, ‘festation,’ streamed his gameplay live on Twitch, pulling the curtain back and giving a look behind the scenes.
That wasn’t the first time someone had purposefully or accidentally displayed their unfair shenanigans, and it would not be the last. Most recently, CoD fans on Reddit have grown incensed upon finding out that hackers are growing exponentially on TikTok.
As seen in the clip, shared by ‘GoodRedditBoss’ on the Warzone subreddit, a player is running through Verdansk with an M4-A1, surrounded by seemingly color-coded boxes that display every opponent on the map. Outside of reloading and repositioning, the hacker’s gun automatically locks onto every victim at will.
It appears that the players are marked as yellow when behind cover, red when within line of sight, and fallen items are marked as blue. Furthermore, each player’s ‘box’ has their name and primary weapon written out as well.
While the hacker, who goes by ‘waldo41’ on TikTok, slyly mentions that interested players should “Direct Message for info on the gaming chair,” it’s unclear how many customers have inquired about their cheats.
While waldo41’s TikTok comments are generally more entertained than angry, the Reddit comments express serious outrage. While one user called them “scum of the earth,” another called them “a waste of time/life,” and yet another summed it up with an insult that extends past the game: “Weak men who suck in real life.”
With hundreds of thousands of views on TikTok and growing, it’s clear that there is an audience for Warzone hackers. While the app does delete similar accounts regularly, it still has become home to a subculture that CoD fans are not very happy about.
The fourth Chipotle Challenger series featured another star-studded lineup of contestants, including:
Streamers / Pro Players
Celebrities / Athletes
Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots)
In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned, as well as points for placing.
Up to 1000 trio teams
Private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
Ladder system that allows registrants to play for the whole 3-hour window
Qualifying teams then had the chance to go head to head in a private lobby with teams of streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes.
Top 4 teams from each qualifier advance
17 teams of invited talent
Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool
A total of $50,000 in prize money was up for grabs. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the top three teams also secured themselves free burritos for a year!
1st: $30,000 + free burritos for 1 year
2nd: $15,000 + free burritos for 1 year
3rd: $5,000 + free burritos for 1 year
Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results
Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.
Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30
Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.
As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.
The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.
A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.
What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?
The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.
A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.
These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.
Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.
Chipotle and esports
This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.
The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.
In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.
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