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Symfuhny locked out of Warzone account after possible hack

Published: 23/Sep/2020 17:11 Updated: 23/Sep/2020 17:23

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Warzone streamer Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier believes his Call of Duty account may have been hacked, following multiple failed attempts at logging in during his September 23 Twitch broadcast.

Following Symfuhny’s initial rise as a professional Fortnite player in recent years, he has since become one of the most active content creators on Call of Duty’s battle royale, Warzone.

Symfuhny has already seen tons of success on the new title and has even shattered some of the kill records, but the was left confused and concerned after he was locked out of his account on September 23.

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Call of Duty’s battle royale title is continuing to add new content for its players.

While some bizarre gameplay clips from Symfuhny has previously led to fans accusing him of cheating, it now looks like his account actually be gone, but for a completely different reason.

The streamer revealed during his broadcast that he had encountered issues when trying to log in, suspecting that his Call of Duty account could have been hacked.

“When I log into Activision with my Battlenet, it just wants me to create a new account,” he explained, “it won’t work, my account is completely not there.”

“Chat I want to just make a new account and play right now” he admitted, “but if I am actually banned, I don’t want to be ‘ban evading’ because that would not help the case.”

The streamer revealed his frustrations with the situation, adding that he just wants to play Warzone again, “I don’t know if its a ban or if someone hacked my s*** but it kinda sucks because I just want to play.”

As of now, the streamer is still unsure as to what caused the ban and has temporarily created a new Activision account to play on, until more information about his account is revealed.

Symfunhy’s account issues also comes after claims that over 500,000 CoD accounts had been compromised following an alleged data breach, but Activision have denied this breach took place.

Prior to the removal of his account, Symfuhny would regularly be seen at the top of Warzone’s global leaderboards, for players with the most kills, but he might now have to start from scratch, if his original account does not get restored.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.