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How to unlock Woods in Call of Duty: Blackout quickly

Published: 17/Jun/2019 12:15 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 12:34

by Connor Bennett


The quickest way to unlock the Frank Woods skin in Call of Duty: Blackout, with challenges and paint cans needing to be collected in order to unlock them.

Unlocking the iconic Black Ops character Frank Woods might be seen as one of the harder challenges in Blackout. However, there is a quick way to tick it off and claim a new look thanks to the recently added Ground War mode.


TreyarchFrank Woods is a staple of the Black Ops series.

How to unlock Woods in Blackout

In a post to the Black Ops 4 subreddit, user o16L_ noted that taking a passive method while playing Ground War is the easiest, and likely quickest, way to unlock Woods.

Of course, you have to start by claiming the Bandana that sits in the open woods area, just north of Firing Range and to the East of Construction Site. The bandana is on the crate in front of the helicopter. Pick it up and immediately jump in the helicopter. From there, you have to fly around for at least one minute so its best to find a spot where you can avoid enemy fire.  


The challenge isn’t complete there, as you need to win the game itself. With o16L_’s method, that task can become much simpler provided your team takes the advantage. With more bodies on the line, you can easily hang back with the objectives complete and wait for a win to roll in.

AttackOfTheFanBoyYou’ll need to pick up the Bandana from this area before soaring the skies in a helicopter.

This method isn’t completely foolproof, though, and the fact is you will need to win the game to unlock Woods. Ultimately, it’s easier than taking on other modes and trying to outlast a bigger number of players.

Hats off to any player who tries to complete the challenge by taking fights and being aggressive, but that might lead to more frustrating attempts rather than hanging back and waiting it out.

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Warzone players and streamers report invasion of hackers coming back

Published: 14/Oct/2020 18:23

by Tanner Pierce


While the takedown of one site’s exploits seem to have caused some momentary quiet for a couple weeks, Warzone hackers are apparently making a comeback in a big way, according to a number of players and streamers.

Over the past few weeks, it seemed like hackers in the PC version of Warzone had finally gone down a bit.


One of the primary culprits behind distributing exploits for the game, EngineOwning, stopped releasing hacks for the game and, to some people’s surprise, it appeared to actually curb the number of cheaters. That is, until now.

Now, in mid-October, people are once again noticing a disturbing rise in the number of hackers in Warzone. Some players are claiming that the increase is, once again, possibly due to the aforementioned site, or another similar one, which have apparently made a comeback in some way, shape, or form.


FaZe Pamaj claims he got into a lobby that was hacked, highlighting the fact that there were only 37 people left in the second circle, which is definitely suspicious.

In a reply to Pamaj, former pro player and analyst for the Call of Duty League Joe “MerK” DeLuca claimed that “one of the main sites” for cheating was back up and running.

YouTuber Symfuhny and Twitch streamer SypherPK also took to Twitter to complain about hackers recently, with the former stating that, while the cheaters were gone for a bite, they seem to be back.


These tweets line up with Twitter user @Redrxk’s claims that the site indeed made a comeback, after he interviewed a hacker live on air about the cheats that he was using. According to him, the company rereleased the hacks during the week of October 12, 2020, which is why there’s been such a resurgence.

It’s interesting to point out, however, that if EngineOwning is at fault here, the problem might already be solved. According to some people in the forums, players have been receiving automatic bans if they boot up the game with the new cheat installed.

Currently, the website has downloads for the cheat disabled and, like before, the company has it’s Warzone/Modern Warfare cheats labeled as “detected”, which means that Infinity Ward and Activision can see players using these cheats.


Right now, it’s unknown what’s to become of the situation, but if there’s any updates, you can be sure to find them here on Dexerto.