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Former CoD pro NAMELESS witnesses player revive himself in Blackout

Published: 28/Nov/2018 19:47 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 22:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty pro player turned analyst Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler caught a player somehow reviving himself in Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode.

Playing Squads with a group that featured OpTic’s MBoZe, NAMELESS was in a medium ranged gunfight with a group of enemy players when he noticed one of them was in the downed position, but yet to be eliminated.

He pushed up the spot to get the elimination on the player, only to see him miraculously get up from his downed position and begin firing back, without any teammates there to have revived him.

Although NAMELESS managed to get the kill regardless, the enemy player had managed to land some shots and get him hurt, which led to him getting killed by another enemy player nearby.

The whole situation blew NAMELESS’ mind, causing him to take a moment to try and digest exactly what had just happened.

While some may argue that the player NAMELESS had approached was never actually downed, it’s quite clear that he was. First of all, there is no way for an on-screen character to lay in the position unless they have been knocked down. 

The player was also very hurt when NAMELESS began shooting at him, which is customary for those who have just gotten revived from a downed position. 

Finally, and perhaps the most tell-tale sign, is his and MBoZe’s reaction after the whole sequence took place. They was so caught off guard by the player getting up that they had to have been convinced the played had been knocked.

Considering what happened to NAMELESS here, it’s best for all players to be wary when approaching a downed player to finish off a kill. You never know who’s going to revive themselves next. 

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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.