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Warzone’s latest anti-cheat measures are finally getting hackers angry

Published: 14/May/2020 0:10 Updated: 14/May/2020 0:21

by Theo Salaun

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The Call of Duty Warzone cheating community is livid following recent efforts by Infinity Ward to crack down on hackers with shadowbans and two-factor authentication. 

In what is one of gaming’s most cathartic experiences, the hackers who have been ruining Warzone lobbies have finally gotten what’s coming to them, and they’re furious about it.

While sharing the sites in which hacks are sold is forbidden on the official Warzone subreddit, users have begun sharing reactions of cheaters who now find themselves shadowbanned from the BR without any recourse.

 

With Infinity Ward now requiring two-step SMS authentication for all new PC users, the most popular tool for circumventing punishment has now been slashed. This, in combination with IW’s implementation of shadowbans for hackers, has broken the spirits (and the pockets) of the cheating community.

“Now I can never play Warzone again because the account that had my phone number on it is shadowbanned!” an anonymous but confessed-cheater said. “And you have to have a valid phone number to play the game! By far worst service I’ve bought and a big regret of mine.”

 

 

Turns out that there are many reactions similar to that one; these guys are “very, very displeased” and those tears, salty as they may be, are music to the ears of those who play the game fairly.

In the past, cheaters could receive a ban after ruining lobbies and then comfortably just swap to a new free account.

Already breaking bank on codes, those desperate for cheesy kills now need to throw ducats at new phones too.

Redditor 'aur0n'A screengrab of a hacker being none too pleased with his bans.

In another instance, grabbed by ‘berdxD’ on Reddit, a hacker complains that “obviously online disposable numbers aren’t helping out, and detaching my actual number and attaching it to multiple accounts doesn’t work either.” 

They finish their whining rant by asking if there is “any way to bypass this?” 

No word yet on if anyone has responded that the only remaining way to bypass their issues is to get better at the game, fairly.

More satisfaction for people who love this game. No, there’s no way to bypass it, my friend. from CODWarzone

 

 

Infinity Ward have generally tried to remain unpredictable in their efforts to curb hackers, as that’s typically the best way to protect against punishment. They caught a lot of players by surprise when they recently implemented a change that put suspected hackers in the same lobbies together.

And this move, banning phone numbers instead of accounts, was no exception, as they dropped it suddenly without anyone knowing what was coming.

For now, continue to report these cheaters while they slowly but surely realize they’re shadowbanned by spending hours in queue looking for a match.

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How to glitch outside Nuketown ’84 for free kills in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 26/Nov/2020 4:51

by Brad Norton

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While Nuketown has appeared in more Call of Duty titles than any other map, the new Black Ops Cold War variant has come with a frustrating issue that allows players to break out of the map.

Nuketown has long been a fan favorite in the CoD franchise. The close-quarters map is chaotic from start to finish as players jump right into the action without having to track enemies down. It’s now in its eighth version, though the new iteration has come with a painful exploit.

If you’ve played on an older version of the map before, you’ll likely know every little nook and cranny. Nuketown ‘84 still has one of these little secrets intact as RC-XD users can race around outside the map on a special path.

Typically, this is a good way to get your explosive buddy across to the other side of the map. It can travel safely and emerge without alerting nearby enemies. However, it turns out players can now access this space as well.

The Nuketown RCXD easter egg trick still works in cold war. :,) from blackopscoldwar

This area has only ever been accessible for the tiny vehicle, until now. Players have discovered a way to break through the traditional boundaries and camp outside of the map for some of the easiest kills you’ll ever see.

From this glitched location, you get a clear line of sight to the side of one of the houses. The most broken part of being here though is that your presence doesn’t have any impact on enemy spawns. They can still appear directly in front of you without realizing, leading to some effortless kills.

Dexerto staff personally encountered this issue while playing on PC. There appears to be a location right at the edge of the playable space that avoids the ‘out of bounds’ instakill effect.

Wedging yourself between some cacti and the fence will keep you alive outside of the map. Obviously, this can be shut down after a few kills once players realize your position. However, it could be too little too late.

Treyarch is yet to address this particular issue. However, something so critical is sure to be fixed in the very near future.

In the meantime, make sure you’re keeping an eye out for pesky enemies well outside the map.