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TimTheTatman stunned after confronting Warzone hacker on stream

Published: 12/Jul/2020 10:57 Updated: 12/Jul/2020 23:52

by Andy Williams


Twitch star, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, got an insight into cheating in Warzone after he confronted the hacker who killed him.

It’s no secret that Infinity Ward’s entrance into the battle royale market has been plagued with cheaters. While Activision have worked with the developers to produce more sophisticated anti-cheat technology, it seems that those on the other side of the fence are always one step ahead.

Fast forward four months on from the release, and cheaters are still finding ways to get around the measures put in place (such as two-factor authentication and the introduction of shadowbans).

And it appears that hackers are willing to flaunt their ‘immunity’ from the repercussions of cheating, as TimTheTatman ironically discovered.

TimTheTatman confronts Warzone hacker

After being blatantly eliminated by a hacker (referred to as ‘Line’ throughout the video), Tim decided to spectate to reaffirm his suspicions and expose the cheats being used. Little did Tim know that Line was sitting in his Twitch livestream the whole time.

After venting his anger, Tim decided to confront the hacker to develop an insight behind their motives; where the streamer would ask a yes/no question and Line would respond by nodding or shaking their head in-game.

To Tim’s disbelief, the cheater implied that they had hacks of this nature at their disposal for over a year. And when asked if they were worried about receiving a ban, they simply communicated ‘no.’

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But that’s not where it ends… In the post-game lobby, Tim managed to quickly ask how long the hacker had managed to get away with this for, to which they responded “maybe like six months.”

Betar was baffled by the length of time they’d been getting off scot-free — presumably, two of those months were in multiplayer, which also received plenty of backlash for the sheer volume of hacks.

It certainly seems that players cheating their way to a victory is becoming more common as the game matures, meaning that Infinity Ward have even more of an uphill battle on their hands if they want gain some competitive integrity in their battle royale once again.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

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NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.