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Nadeshot left speechless after unfortunate encounter vs Warzone hacker

Published: 4/Jun/2020 0:48

by Alan Bernal

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100 Thieves CEO and former Call of Duty star Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag let the ultimate payback against a Warzone hacker slip through his fingers, leaving him speechless at the failed attempt.

The squad made up of Nadeshot, Tyler ‘Trainwreckstv’ Niknam, Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas, and Dennis ‘Cloakzy’ Lepore found the sketchy player just before they were taking off to their next point of interest.

It was up to Nade, however, to confirm that the player was indeed a hacker after getting immediately deleted while pushing up to their location. But it was coming back onto the map in the aftermath of his Gulag victory where things got really awkward.

“Is that the hacker that killed you guys?” he asked while parachuting down back to the map. With the aerial drop, the 100T founder had a chance to sneak up behind the cheater for a bit of revenge.

Landing on a rooftop behind the player, he had a great line-of-sight to at least get some damage off with his pistol, but it probably wouldn’t have been enough to secure the kill against a player who was clearly using an aimbot.

Knowing that his only real chance was to sneak up behind and use an Execution finishing move, the former Call of Duty pro instead elected to rush the opponent’s blindside while their attention was squarely focused on the rest of the squad.

Unfortunately, the cheats were just too fast and strong from him to handle, as Nade was mere feet away from his target when he caught their attention and gunned him down in an instant.

Already crushed that the play had gone terribly wrong, the kill-cam of the other player’s POV was absolutely gut-wrenching to relive.

That would be the second time in two games that Nadeshot and his friends have run into a cheater in Warzone, and probably the umpteenth time it’s happened since the game released back in March.

Infinity Ward has been trying to crack down on the wave of cheaters in their battle royale. The company implemented two-step SMS authentication for new PC users and while there was an outcry of grief from cheating CoD players due to the security features, there’s still a strong presence of hackers in the game.

The devs are still looking for ways to amend this persistent problem and a fix for the issue can’t come soon enough to prevent clips like Nadeshot’s from happening.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.