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Twitch streamer bragging about skill accidentally shows Warzone cheats

Published: 27/Aug/2020 12:06 Updated: 29/Aug/2020 12:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty Warzone streamer ‘MrGolds’, who has over 70,000 followers on Twitch, appeared to accidentally show a cheat program installed on his PC on stream.

Warzone has attracted plenty of the top content creators to the game in recent months, with streaming stars like SypherPK even leaving Fortnite to play more of Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode.

However, one popular Warzone streamer has now come under fire after a clip claims to expose him using hacks in-game, showing the menu of cheats on his screen.

warzone characters shooting around Verdansk's train tracks
Warzone has been quite a popular title for streamers and content creators.

MrGolds is known for his streams on Call of Duty’s battle royale and regularly pulls in as many as 2,000 live viewers on his channel for his Warzone gameplay, even boasting an impressive 6.0 Kills/Deaths ratio in his title.

But a clip of the Warzone steamer, shared by ERA7E, has now been circulating of him seemingly cheating during his August 24 broadcast.

MrGolds was sitting in Warzone’s pregame lobby with just under 2,000 viewers when he was questioned by fans who were suspicious of his gameplay.

The content creator even defended his play during the clip, claiming that he was simply skilled at Warzone, despite having, what appears to be, a cheat menu open the entire time.

“Just because I have good recoil, I’m good at the game.” MrGolds responded to his chat, asking, “is it the first time you see someone good at the game? Have you ever seen someone playing like this, seriously?”

An ‘EngineOwning’ menu was visible behind his task manager window and featured options such as ‘Aim at Enemies’ and more, that could be toggled on and off.

Fellow Twitch streamer TGDefinition said “I can’t believe there’s people like this guy using EngineOwning, one of the most common obvious hacks and he doesn’t get shadowbanned or even banned in general.” He also questioned why Twitch had not suspended the streamer.

However, MrGolds has since denied the claims, revealing that he will be streaming with a background camera to prove he is “not hacking” in-game, during a recent Instagram post.

Update, August 29: MrGolds Twitch channel has now been banned, like other streamers who have received punishments for accidentally revealing cheats on stream.

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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.