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Nadeshot calls for armor nerfs in the Call of Duty: Blackout private beta

Published: 12/Sep/2018 0:45 Updated: 12/Sep/2018 10:01

by Virginia Glaze


100 Thieves CEO and founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has complained about the strength of the armor in the Call of Duty: Blackout private beta. 

Nadeshot had a bit of an emotional moment after suffering a loss in Blackout, rising from his chair and kicking out at something, cursing as he did so.

While his chat found the incident hilarious, Nadeshot had a legitimate reason for his outburst – the strength of the armor in the current version of the game.

He stated that Blackout’s armor is too strong, and that he had dealt a reasonable amount of damage to his opponent.

“That armor is nuts, man! They’ve gotta nerf armor. How many times do I gotta shoot that guy? Bro, I just lit that guy up.”

Nadeshot isn’t the only player who has issues with the armor – other users on Twitter have voiced similar opinions, calling for a nerf to the gear.

Jason Wilhem, gaming director at Studio71, has said that that armor is Blackout’s biggest problem:

“Armor seems to be the biggest complaint I see from the Blackout Beta. I think this would solve the issue. Maybe even keep tier 2 armor but take out tier 3 for sure.”


While the Blackout battle royale mode is currently in beta, the game has already received an update, with Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar detailing the changes via his Twitter account. Though still rife with glitches, analysts have reported that Blackout is already set to compete with Fortnite.

The Blackout Private Beta is currently live on Playstation 4, and will go live on both Xbox One and PC starting on September 14. The beta will end for all platforms on September 17, although PC players will be able to enjoy an open beta from September 15-17.

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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.