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Tommey catches Warzone player cheating on stream after they deny it

Published: 6/Sep/2020 11:49 Updated: 8/Sep/2020 11:04

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty pro and streamer Tom ‘Tommey’ Trewen has exposed a Warzone player for cheating live on his Twitch stream, after facing off against them in a 2v2 tournament.

While it was recently revealed that Activision has now started targeting websites that sell Call of Duty cheats, some players are still managing to slip through the cracks with in-game hacks.

One Warzone player, in particular, had even been streaming regularly and competing in online tournaments before he was challenged by European Call of Duty pro, Tommey in one of his recent broadcasts.

two warzone characters aiming their weapons
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Activision is starting to crack down on players cheating in Warzone.

During a 2v2 Warzone CMG tournament hosted by KaleiRenay, on September 5, Tommey and his teammate Almxnd came up against a player in the quarter-finals who viewers suspected of cheating.

While waiting for the quarter-final matchup, they had also become suspicious of the player called “Mingostyle”, who boasted a 5.2 k/d in-game. After watching his gameplay, Tommey called for him to show his screen during their games.

Update, September 8: Mingostyle’s Twitch channel is no longer available on the platform, presumably banned for his use of cheats. Twitch’s policy does not permit use of hacks or cheats to be used in games being played on stream.

Mingostyle did as requested, using his webcam to capture what could be hidden on stream, however, shortly before the match started, a gray tab with the same layout as a popular cheat menu appeared on the screen.

Tommey’s viewers quickly made the pro aware of the incident, causing him to back out and confront the player about his cheats on stream.

Mingostyle denied that it was a cheat menu, claiming that he purposefully put up a picture of cheats to trick the viewers, “I’m messing around, get a grip. I literally just got a picture.”

Tommey later reviewed the clip on his stream, pointing out flaws with the player’s argument and claiming that the supposed picture didn’t match up with the menu that appeared ahead of their match.

“He’s not the smartest bloke, I told you cheaters are stupid as s***,” Tommey explained, “he said that image is that, he hasn’t even got the same dimensions, he’s panicked and gone quick.”

Despite Mingostyle’s claims that he was innocent, the tournament organizer CMG handed the player a permanent suspension from their website, moving their last opponents into the quarter-finals in their place.  He’s also been banned from Twitch, and will presumably also face an in-game ban, once the developers are notified.

Tommey did not seem to let the cheating incident affect him too much, as he and Almxnd later went on an impressive run to win the entire Warzone 2v2 tournament.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton


Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.