The Call of Duty series, despite its popularity and the standing of its publishers Activision, has experienced considerable issues with cheating in Warzone, Vanguard and even Modern Warfare 2. Resultantly, some players have been asking about Cronus Zens and how they work. Here’s everything you need to know.
Warzone, for all its success, popularity and acclaim, has experienced major issues with cheating. It’s not just the battle royale, though, with cheats surfacing in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta.
While some of the flashier (and more obvious) cheats – like aimbotting and wallhacks – are widely known, devices like the Cronus Zen can fly under the radar while being just as unfair.
What is a Cronus Zen and how does it work in Call of Duty and Warzone?
A Cronus Zen is a small device that players connect to their controllers or PCs. It can be used with almost any console or controller, and allows players to mod their gaming equipment to give them an unfair advantage in-game.
Once connected, players attach ‘scripts’ to their Cronus which give them in-game benefits.
Examples include increased aim assist, rapid-fire mods and no-recoil macros (meaning the Zen will essentially aid in controlling your recoil).
Because it is not an explicit ‘aimbot’ or ‘wallhack’, it can be more difficult to identify in enemy killcams or opponent footage.
There are also literally thousands of scripts players can download to their Cronus Zen, meaning cheats can take many different forms.
They are also incredibly easy to acquire, with most gaming retailers selling them. There has been talk of game developers seeking legal action to prevent them being so attainable, but nothing concrete has ever materialized.
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What does a Cronus do in Call of Duty?
The video below from John Glasscock shows the Zen in action, explaining how easy it is to use and how it can equate to in-game cheating.
Be warned, it’ll probably frustrate any players set on fair play.