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Envoy blows minds by revealing that he plays with headset backwards

Published: 24/May/2020 0:25

by Theo Salaun

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Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon is a star Call of Duty League player for the Chicago Huntsmen and, as it turns out, an audiophile iconoclast—as discovered during the CDL’s Seattle Surge Home Series.

Gamers are no strangers to inverted controls, as every game allows for options that suit certain players’ personal preferences. Early FPS titles like Goldeneye and Medal of Honor utilized an inverted Y-Axis, and those habits persist for a minority of gamers today.

But it appears that Envoy has taken inverted to a whole new level, as his peer, the Dallas Empire’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks discovered while watching the CDL tournament on May 23: The Huntsmen star apparently plays Call of Duty with his headset on backwards—hearing things on his right in-game through his left ear in real life. 

 

This information is new to much of the CoD community and, understandably, pretty shocking. When you’re approaching Envoy from the right, his left ear registers those footsteps but his brain understands that the movement is on his right side. It’s a psychological masterpiece, a testament to the human brain’s habituation. 

In response to Clayster, he explained the history of this bizarre habit: “Dude, I never knew I was wearing my headset backwards when I was a child and ever since I started com I just had to wear it that way ‘cause I can’t get used to the normal way.”

 

Making things even more confusing, it appears that there are certain games in which he does not have this proclivity toward inverted audio—as he mentions that he has to wear his headset “the normal way” when playing PC titles like Counter Strike.

While this information is new to much of the CoD scene, it’s long been known by Envoy’s teammates and fans, to the extent that his Twitch stream even features a “!headsetstory” command that will prompt Nightbot to explain that his brain has simply “adjusted to inverted audio” and that the professional beamer is just “weird.”

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Envoy’s Twitch chat, which has a Nighbot command devoted specifically to his headset origin story.

 

Many might wonder how cracked Envoy’s gameplay could be if he switched to wearing his headset the normal way.

But the Huntsmen are 12-4 overall and 2-0 in the Seattle series thus far, so fans will probably just want to trust his brain for now.

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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.