Warzone streamer reveals clever way to let viewers check if he's hacking mid-game - Dexerto
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Warzone streamer reveals clever way to let viewers check if he’s hacking mid-game

Published: 28/Sep/2021 21:02

by Theo Salaun

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With hackers everywhere, Call of Duty: Warzone viewers have lost all trust in the game’s best players. So, a streamer figured out an ingenious way to let Twitch chat check if he’s cheating with a monitor cam command.

It wasn’t so long ago that a ton of Warzone’s biggest Twitch streamers had to go wild with their setups to negate hackusations. MuTeX set up five different cameras, ZLaner used an eye tracker, and everyone got used to monitor cam requests.

The monitor cam is the simplest way to check hacks, as evidenced by a January 2021 incident where Tommey got a pro disqualified mid-tournament. In that incident, Tommey asked the soon-reluctant pro to, without touching anything on his computer, turn his camera toward the monitor.

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Cheaters don’t like showing their monitors without being able to turn their hacks off first, so Godz’s solution is perfect. Tired of hackusations, the streamer has set up a Twitch command that lets viewers instantly swap to a monitor cam.

As you can see in the clip, Godz has devised a brilliant strategy. If you type “!hackercam” into his Twitch chat, the streamer’s face cam instantly swaps to an over-the-shoulder cam directed at his monitor.

In doing so, this effectively allows people to instantly check for any wall hacks before Godz could theoretically get on his keyboard and turn them off. It’s a clever response to hackusations and one that most viewers seem to appreciate.

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Of course, hacking has continued to be so prominent in Verdansk that people have their doubts. When ZLaner dropped 38 kills with the eye tracker and monitor cam, some still thought he was cheating.

Similarly, someone replied to Godz’s new setup with even more concern: “If you can do this I can’t imagine what you do to hide the hacks.” (One has to assume this is implying that the Twitch chat command could also turn off the hacks.)

And that’s why streamers are simply in a tough spot until an effective anti-cheat (hopefully) arrives with Vanguard’s integration. In the meantime, though, Godz’s solution is a fun one and it will be interesting to see if any other streamers try it out.

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