It is a rather sad fact that now, hacking cheats has almost become an indispensable part, or in other words, something that gamers always have to learn to live with and adapt to, especially in games. FPS games. And throughout its history, Call of Duty – the world’s leading FPS brand is probably not too surprised with the problem of hacking cheats anymore. In fact, things got so out of control that Activision even had to push hard on the development of Ricochet, its new anti-cheat software.
However, no matter how much effort, Call of Duty has always been famous for its cheat hack scandals, typically like the cult past cases below.
Thanks to the famous streamer to “cheat”
You did not hear wrong, that is exactly one of the “steps” that are said to be desperate that Activision has ever taken. Alex Zedra – a famous cosplayer and streamer was invited by Activision to be a part of Call of Duty: Warzone by creating the character Mara emulating her. In return, Alex regularly organizes livestreams on his personal channel, and thereby, helps Activision “catch” cheaters.
In March 2021, Alex caught a “big fish”, which is the female streamer IcyVixen, who innocently pushed the barrel into the ground and defeated an entire team on the hill in a rather divine way. Also from here, IcyVixen’s boyfriend, another streamer, was also brought to light and received a permanent ban from Warzone.
Cheating right in the tournament worth 6 billion VND
The 2021 Twitch Rivals: Doritios Bowl, $250,000 prize pool has been rocked by a massive cheating scandal centered around a trio of players: Metzy_B, krypric_j0ker, and Unifyz (via NME). The team was eventually disqualified and as stated by Twitch, they determined Metzy_B was cheating.
But then, this guy asked an intermediary to access the remote computer and check for any unusual files on the machine. The result is not suspicious, but this guy and his teammates are still eliminated from the tournament.
Hack cheat even in charity tournament
At this point, it is beyond the tolerance limit of many people. In Call of Duty: Warzone’s Royal Ruckus tournament in June 2020, where two-thirds of the $150,000 prize pool will be donated to charity, no one thought that the top team would cheat. So it really happened.
According to a complaint from a second-placed team member, Team Sparkz – the first-place team disabled crossplay mode – playing cross-platform of Call of Duty – Warzone. That is, basically, they won’t have to clash with PC teams while playing on consoles. It is worth mentioning that the law does not mention this. And so the controversy became fierce again.