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How to change your Activision account password to stop Warzone hacks

Published: 23/Sep/2020 19:30

by Theo Salaun

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Despite denying rumors that hundreds of thousands of Activision Call of Duty and Warzone accounts were hacked, Activision has encouraged users to safeguard their accounts and change passwords.

Better safe than sorry. It was initially reported on September 21 and 22 that around 500,000 CoD accounts were hacked, spurring a frenzy of concern from the game’s active player base. While Activision has since denied such a major data breach actually occurred, they have recommended various steps users can take in the spirit of caution.

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Until Activision’s assurances, a variety of reputable CoD content channels had publicized the rumors, which they deemed to be reputable. It’s unclear how significant hacks truly were, but nonetheless it’s good to take care and maximize your account’s security.

How to change your Activision account password

  1. Access your Activision account on their website or through a linked system
  2. Navigate to “Profile,” then “Basic Info,” and select “Edit” next to the Password option
  3. Confirm your password and enter a new one, following Activision’s “strong password” guidelines (ensuring that the password is not one shared by any of your other accounts)

Changing your password is a key preventive step and also key if you fear your account has been compromised.

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But there are numerous other steps you can take if you are worried that your account has been hacked or if you simply want to be more careful moving forward.

Additional Activision account security measures

  1. Unlink all accounts linked to your Activision account until they too have been properly secured (at which point they can be re-linked)
  2. Do not buy, sell, or share your account
  3. Do not sign in on devices shared with others
  4. Like No. 2, do not connect your account to any websites or the like that offer in-game services or items
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Call of Duty: Warzone boasts millions of active players, making data breaches a particularly sensitive affair.

Your Activision account can be tied to up to eight other services (Playstation, Battle.net, XBOX Live, Steam, Nintendo, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch), meaning it should be relatively easy to access and change your password, but also somewhat susceptible to breaches of those platforms. 

Although it appears that the rumored hacks were vastly overblown, this should still serve as a decent “fire drill” for internet security. If you’re worried that your passwords for any of the aforementioned services are weak, this is an easy push to go ahead and protect those accounts. 

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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