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Broken Warzone exploit allows players to start with extra armor and cash

Published: 10/Jun/2020 2:07

by Brad Norton

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Warzone players are dropping into Verdansk with money and armor piling up due to a ridiculous new exploit.

Every dollar and every piece of equipment in Warzone is absolutely vital. This is doubly true when it comes to the early game in the 150 player battle royale.

A few hundred bucks could help secure an early loadout drop for your team. Extra armor plates could guarantee a first gunfight win over an un-armored opponent. Unfortunately, a new exploit is giving players a huge advantage before even setting foot in Verdansk.

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Players are dropping into Warzone with cash already in-hand due to this new exploit.

Almost every battle royale title features some form of pre-game area and Warzone is no different. As players load into the match, there’s a window of friendly competition where all players spawn in close proximity. 

This pre-game chaos seems trivial on the surface, yet it actually has a shocking impact on the real match. If players make their way to loot in this early form of Verdansk, they’re able to carry it with them into the proper showdown.

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The bottom left corner shows how early items can be acquired before even dropping into the map.

Reddit user ‘Aviationist’ dropped into their trio lobby with three plates of armor already equipped and $800 to their name. This is before even a single member of the team emerged from the plane.

“If you stand in a place that spawns loot as the lobby countdown ends you can pick up cash, armor, or ammo,” another player explained. As the game moves from this pre-match scuffle to the real deal, you can stand where loot appears and pick it up before transitioning to the plane.

You won’t be able to take weapons or ammo with you, though starting with extra armor and a surplus of cash is an unreal advantage. This exploit puts you and your team a step ahead of every other player dropping into the map. Opening gunfights could be an instant win with the bonus damage you can absorb with three armor plates.

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Early armor plates could lead to some extremely unfair opening fights.

Developers at Infinity Ward are yet to comment on the issue. Given how critical this exploit is, however, one has to imagine a fix will be on the way very soon.

Season 4 of Warzone is right around the corner. Perhaps the looming update could see the problem squashed before it gets too out of hand.

Gaming

NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun

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From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

Fortnite Item Shop
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Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.