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Insane Warzone exploit lets you choose your first weapon

Published: 7/Jul/2020 13:02

by Jacob Hale


A new exploit has been found in Warzone Season 4 that literally lets players pick their first weapons when they land in Verdansk.

Season 4 of Modern Warfare and Warzone came out in June, bringing a number of huge changes, including new multiplayer maps and some big weapon balancing changes that have completely shaken up the meta in both regular multiplayer and battle royale.

One change that probably wasn’t intended, though, is the ability to basically pick your own weapons when you drop in on Warzone – and it’s relatively easy to do, too.

Warzone loadout drop
This exploit might make Loadout Drops slightly less essential than they have been.

How to take pre-game weapons into the match

If you’re sick of having to use floor loot such as a burst AR or a PILA, with no alternatives in sight, it’s actually possible to bring your weapons from the pre-game lobby into the real match.

You might want to give this a few trial runs to see if you can do it because you have to be quite precise with your timing, but if you pull it off you’re almost guaranteed a more comfortable experience when you first land.

You can see how it works in the clip below, but here’s a step-by-step instructional guide for you to bring your pre-game weapons into Verdansk with you:

  1. Before deployment, see which weapon you drop into the pre-game lobby with.
  2. If it’s something you would be happy to take into battle, skip to Step 4.
  3. If you want something different, get yourself killed and drop in with something new – repeat this as many times as you need, but make sure time is on your side.
  4. As the game is about to deploy you, when the countdown timer reaches between 1 second remaining and 0, drop your weapons on the ground. This should be done when the countdown timer disappears.
  5. When you fly into the actual match, land where you dropped the weapons and, if done right, they should still be there.

As mentioned before, your timing on this has to be impeccable. If you’re too early, your weapons won’t reappear, and if too late then you simply won’t drop them at all, so it might take a few attempts to get right.

If you’re able to, make sure you take advantage of this while you can: this definitely seems like something Infinity Ward will want to patch before long, and could make securing victory in Verdansk that much easier.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


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.