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H1Z1 Developer Spawns a Car Next to a Cheater to Bait Him Into Using Hacks

Published: 22/Jun/2018 21:35 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Scott Mahoney


During a live stream, an H1Z1 developer spawned a car next to a player accused of cheating to bait him into using his hacks. 

H1Z1 is one of the first battle royale games to release, and while it is not as popular now as it once was, the title still has a place among Fortnite, PUBG, and Realm Royale.

It is often the aim of developers to ensure users the best experience possible by taking action against cheaters and banning players that use hacks.

When you die to someone in a questionable way it can ruin the gaming experience and make some users not want to play the game again.

Sometimes the devs will stream to give fans a look at what they do, how they handle cheaters and explain features to viewers. 

Seeing users play from the perspective of a developer allows gamers transparency when someone is banned for hacking. 

Often, players using aimbot can be easily spotted for their ability to hit very challenging shots with ease. 

The only way for the developer to tell if someone is using aimbot is to watch them play, and spawning a car allowed the cheater to quickly move to a confrontation with an enemy player, so that little time was wasted examining the player in question.

Usually, it is safe to say that if you cheat you will eventually get caught. 


Streamer embarrasses H1Z1 hacker with fake ‘interview’

Published: 18/Jan/2020 11:25

by Connor Bennett


Twitch streamer Flamehopper turned the tables on a hacker in H1Z1 by proposing an interview that immediately became a way to trap them. 

Before PUBG blew up on Twitch, Fortnite took over the world, and Apex Legends made its mark, H1Z1 was the original battle royale game that streamers flocked to. 

Daybreak’s title was never as polished as its rivals but it set the tone for what was going to follow – kicking off the battle royale revolution. Since then, it has been left behind – despite plenty of updates – but some streamers are still playing. With a smaller player base, hackers and cheats can have more of a free reign as they want their moment in the spotlight.

An image of H1Z1's Outland map with fighting characters

That’s exactly what Flamehopper did during his January 17 stream. As the streamer played H1Z1, he ran into a hacker who had been making a police car fly across the sky when he managed to bring them down to the ground for an ‘interview.’

The hacker asked that he not be killed, to which the streamer obliged – at least for a minute. “I have a question for you, come here. On a scale of one to five, where five is the greatest… hold on, you’re bouncing all over, we’ve got to get the interview cam set,” said Flamehopper, as he got the hacker to stand still.

Of course, it was all a rouse. As soon as the cheater stopped avoiding his clutches, the streamer gunned him down with a quick burst of fire to the head. “I hope you find happiness bro,” he added before driving away. “I hope you find happiness.”

After the deed had been done, the streamer took a moment to celebrate the fact that he had a ‘clean lobby’ now that the hackers were out of the way. 

However, if he does run into anymore in the future, Flamehopper will have to hope that the hackers want their moment in the spotlight if he plans to run the same bamboozle attempt again.