Call of Duty players are claiming that Warzone is full of hackers yet again, despite Activision’s latest efforts to target the popular third-party cheating sites.
Warzone has seen incredible success since it was introduced on March 10, attracting plenty of top personalities from other titles to start creating content around the new Call of Duty battle royale.
However, as with many online multiplayer titles, one of the biggest challenges facing Warzone is the number of cheaters that have been plaguing matches, which has even led to Activision taking legal action against some of the supplying sites.
After the Call of Duty publishers initially shut down some of the cheats that had been plaguing the game, there appeared to be a big drop-off in the number of hackers in Warzone lobbies.
Unfortunately, this did not last for too long, with many players now reporting that cheaters have returned in the latter half of Season 6 and are ruining lobbies for players yet again.
Over the last few days, there have been multiple posts on the Warzone subreddit, similar to the one from u/CivChris, claiming that there has been an increased number of cheaters in their lobby.
“I can’t count the number of times in the last week where I’ve had a game ruined by a hacker,” they explained, suggesting that there were many different cheats being used, “A lot of the time it’s not even obvious hacking like aimbot, it’s red boxing.”
PS4 Warzone player u/rolandassassin added that he had encountered hackers in back-to-back games after enabling crossplay and claimed that the PC servers had become “aimbot heaven.”
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While it is unclear what could be causing this apparent rise in cheaters, it was rumored that one of the well-known cheating sites has made a return after it was previously affected by a ban wave.
The Modern Warfare devs have issued multiple ban waves during the year and provided fans with updates on their progress, however, with the problem arising once again, players are calling for the issue to be addressed once again.
Another massive Warzone event has passed by as popular content creator and battle royale champion Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas’ HusKerrs Howl tournament wrapped up its mega $300,000 final.
After making history as the first player to pass six figures in Warzone winnings, it’s only fitting that HusKerrs’ event comes with the biggest prize pool yet. A whopping $300,000 is up for grabs over the course of two weeks, and we’re only one qualifier away from the final of the event.
Duos have been dropping into Verdansk across multiple weeks in order to qualify for the Finals. Additionally, there was also a special one-off Zombie Trios section to get things going before the Duos competition really begins.
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The HusKerrs event may not have ended the way most people expected, but it went the full distance. For starters, Aydan didn’t make the final, instead losing in a big upset to HusKerrs himself and then TeePee and Crowder in the lower bracket.
Neither of those teams ended up making it to the final however. Instead, it was Tommey and Rated going up against SuperEvan and Biffle. Tommey and Rated had the advantage having come from the upper bracket, but the underdog buff was strong.
Evan and Biffle dropped huge frags in their first two games of the finals to force a bracket reset. They ended up going up 69 to 49 kills.
The action only heated up in the reset though. In the first game of the bracket reset, the two duos dropped a combined 94 kills in what was a monstruous game.
Biffle and Evan’s 52 point game stunned the upper bracket hopefuls, and things didn’t get better in Game 2. Tommey and Rated were blown out of the sky right at the start of the second game, and Rated lost his Gulag battle. Tommey managed to clutch up, but they were set too far behind to catch up.
It’s a big win for Evan and Biffle, who managed to climb up through the lower bracket to pocket the $75,000 first prize. HusKerrs himself, alongside Symfuhny, were able to take out the third place prize of $30,000.
The Grand Finals took the eight best teams in the qualifiers, including many Warzone fan-favorites. You can find the full results below.
Aydan and Zlaner are easily the hottest duo in Warzone right now. They’re just so hot right now.
After blazing through the competition in the first Qualifier, they returned for the third, after not needing to play in the second, and quickly scorched their way to another $30k victory. Their place in the Grand Finals was already secured, but that didn’t stop the high IQ, electric-beam duo from racking up kills and wins to ensure fiery momentum going into the final day.
1st:@aydan K/D 5.39Avg Kills 14Avg Damage 5,118Total Kills [email protected] K/D 10.38Avg Kills 15Avg Damage 6,136Total Kills 135
The fearsome new duo didn’t drop a single match in the Qualifier and piled up 259 team kills through all four rounds of the competition. While Aydan piled up a nutty 5.39 K/D with 14 average kills, it was Zlaner whose impeccable play continued to astound fans of Verdansk action. On the day, he pulled off an absurd 10.38 K/D with 15 average kills.
For the second qualifying event, only eight Duos were lined up to earn a spot in the finals. Every single player in this round of action came straight from the first qualifier, there were no new duos dropping in. While the foes might have been familiar, results were as unpredictable as ever.
After coming up close in the first round, HusKerrs himself failed to win a single round with his partner Symfuhny. Similarly, IcemanIsaac & exzachtt were also knocked out in the very first round. However, things turned around for Duos that couldn’t quite keep up in the first qualifier.
After placing 13th and 7th respectively, Bobbypoff & Crimsix met Dashy & Almxnd in the grand finals. It was a close affair after a first outing earlier in the day. The same winners pushed through both rounds though as Bobbypoff & Crimsix proved too strong.
With the event shifting to Duos competition, teams came out firing on all cylinders for the first qualifier. HusKerrs Howl boasts the biggest prize pool to date so every single round matters more than ever before. Certain players found their groove early on and swept right through their opponents in the opening round. The likes of Maven & Merk, Tfue & Destroy, and even TeePee & Crowder were all knocked out of the running early on.
Veteran Warzone competitors proved themselves once again in this first qualifier, however. From Tommey & Rated to Symfuhny and HusKerrs himself, everyone was gunning for the all-important top three. In his very own event, HusKerrs came extremely close to clinching a spot in the finals. He finished in fourth place, just one spot away from punching his ticket alongside Symfuhny.
Ultimately, the first qualifying event came down to a heated standoff between the Duos of Tommey & Rated and Zlaner & Aydan. It didn’t take long to determine the overall winner though, as Zlaner & Aydan played their best games yet and cruised through to a 3-0 win.
For this opening portion of the event, Trios were dropping into the limited-time Zombie Royale playlist. With Verdansk pitch black and powerful Zombies all over the map, it was certainly one of the more unique challenges to date. All of the expected names were involved, though given the unique format of this competition, teams weren’t limited by a KD cap of any kind.
Destroy, Tfue and Zlaner ended up taking home the $30k prize, beating the team of Aydan, SuperEvan and Rated in the final.
This particular Warzone competition is for Duos only and will feature a double-elimination bracket. 16 teams will be dropping in for the first day of action. They will go head to head until the very end with only the Top 3 qualifying for the Finals.
For the final two days of the qualifiers, only eight duos will be playing. From here, the Top 2 make it into the Finals. This makes seven Duos so HusKerrs will be taking the eighth and final spot.
As teams are going head to head, the Duo with the highest point total in each matchup will advance. No different from most Warzone events, teams will be awarded one point per elimination. There’s currently no telling how many points will be awarded for higher placements in each match.
Stay tuned over the coming days for full recaps and results as the action gets underway. Big names such as Symfuhny, Aydan, and TeePee are all expected for the event. So it’s sure to be an intense tournament.
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