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Warzone players are finding secret poison bombs hidden around Verdansk

Published: 14/Sep/2020 7:21

by Brad Norton


Warzone’s major Season 5 update came in with a splash, though a few secret additions have been going mostly unnoticed in the mega-popular battle royale. 

Infinity Ward literally blew the roof off with Warzone’s Season 5 update. While huge map changes and new content took up the spotlight, a few secrets were snuck into the August 5 patch.

Weapons in the gulag were adjusted without being mentioned in the patch notes at first. Buy Station prices were changed, among other surprises as well. However, one of the biggest additions is still yet to properly be revealed by the developers.

In the latest season, explosive canisters can be found all across Verdansk. Though barely a handful of players have even stopped to notice the secret items.

What?!?! Throwable Gas Canisters from CODWarzone

Throwable Gas Canisters have been discovered in the battle royale experience. Operators can pick them up, throw them a great distance, then shoot them to set off an enormous explosion. They’ve seemingly been hidden around the map since the beginning of Season 5

Players can pick them up, drop them, and ‘start a fuse’ according to button prompts that appear when interacting with the items. 

At the time of writing, there’s no indication as to just how rare they are. They can show up at a wide variety of locations around the map and they can make an impact across any of the game’s playlists.

There’s also another variant of the throwable item, the Poison Canister. Instead of dealing explosive damage, this secret weapon creates a cloud of toxic gas in a large area. Anyone caught inside will presumably take damage over time.

There’s no telling why Infinity Ward decided to keep these a secret.

They’re not the craziest additions we’ve seen in Warzone and they’re certainly not the most powerful either. Perhaps they might play a role in an upcoming easter egg as we get set for the transition to Black Ops Cold War. Only time will tell.

This isn’t the first time a secret has gone unnoticed, however; we also saw upgraded Gas Masks added into Warzone without a peep from the devs.

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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.