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Activision dismisses claims of data breach compromising 500k CoD accounts

Published: 22/Sep/2020 7:01 Updated: 22/Sep/2020 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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September 21 update (6:30pm PT): Activision has stated that the reported wide-spread hack was false.

“Reports suggesting Activision Call of Duty accounts have been compromised are not accurate,” they said on September 21.

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“As always we recommend that players take precaution to protect their Activision accounts, as well as any online accounts, at all times.”

Earlier: Over 500,000 Activision accounts have reportedly been hacked in a new Activision data breach on September 20, leaving Call of Duty players in limbo.

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All Call of Duty players should be on notice after a major Activision hack has left millions of accounts in limbo.

As of the time of publishing, over 500,000 Activision accounts have reportedly been hacked, with log-ins being leaked publicly. Hackers are then changing the account details, making it so the original owners can’t recover them.

The breach was first reported by ‘oRemyy’ on Twitter. This was then confirmed by other content creators, like TheGamingRevolution, Prototype Warehouse, and Okami.

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“Yeah it’s legit guys. Change your Activision account passwords immediately. Apparently over 500,000 accounts have been breached already and it’s still ongoing,” Okami said on Twitter on September 20.

The hackers are reportedly “generating 1,000 accounts every 10 minutes,” according to TheGamingRevolution.

Activision accounts are primarily used to log into numerous Call of Duty titles, including Warzone, Modern Warfare, and Mobile. They can also be attached to other titles you may own, like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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The only way to secure your account is by changing your password associated with the account. If you also use the same password across numerous services, be sure to change those ones, as data breaches like this are often used to hack into other sites.

You should also unlink your Battlenet, PSN, Xbox, or other accounts associated with your Activision account to protect those as well. If you have saved payment details on hand too, you’ll want to try and remove those too.

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Activision accounts are primarily used to access Call of Duty, so if you’re an avid player, be sure to change your password immediately.

Unfortunately, Activision accounts do not have two-factor authentication on them. You’ll just have to keep an eye on your account for any major changes, and just cross your fingers.

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CDL’s Florida Mutineers announce $25K Warzone tourney: how to qualify

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are putting together a Warzone tournament series that will give interested players a chance to compete against big-name pros and content creators for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

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Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that will culminate with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that, however, players in the United States will get a chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which will feature their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for the main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

Elite Gamer Play-In tournaments: dates & how to sign up

There are four duos play-in tournaments for the Elite Gamer event, the first of which was already played on October 2. The next three are on October 13, 21, and 23, all of which are open to anyone in the US.

These smaller competitions feature prizes from SCUF Gaming, Astro Gaming, and the Florida Mutineers organization, with the top-two duo teams from each one advancing to the Pro-Am Championship.

Those interested in playing can sign up by visiting the Elite Gamer Warzone Tournament Series website here, which also contains all of the detailed rules and a list of prizes.

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The Florida Mutineers’ Elite Gamers Warzone series features $25,000 in prizes.

Elite Gamer $25,000 Pro-Am Championship

The Elite Gamer series will wrap up on October 27 with the $25,000 Pro-Am Championship tournament, which will feature “celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, and top CDL players,” according to the team.

$15,000 will go to the first-place duo, $5,000 to second place, and the remaining $5,000 will be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment – a non-profit organization that seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

Several players have already been confirmed, including Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – popular streamers who have already won several high-profile Warzone competitions. The full list of participants will likely get revealed at some point ahead of the main event.

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Aydan is one of the big-name content creators participating in this Elite Gamers Warzone event.

That’s all we know about this tournament series so far; while the details regarding the actual format haven’t been announced yet, considering that it’s a “pro-am” tournament, each Warzone player will likely be paired up with someone from outside the gaming industry.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we’ll be bringing you the latest info as the Championship’s date draws nearer.

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