Twitch has suspended two Warzone streamers, BeardedBanger and Sarah “Icy Vixen” Belles, after the two were allegedly caught hacking. Alex Zedra, a streamer best known for portraying Operator Mara in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, tagged Twitch in a post with some suspect gameplay from a tournament she’d hosted featuring Icy Vixen. The twelve seconds of gameplay appear to confirm the use of a long-range sniper aimbot.
Icy Vixen was the first to be issued with a suspension, followed by BeardedBanger. According to the streamer, before he was banned, Twitch were set to offer him a partnership after twelve days on the service. Zedra later praised Twitch for the intervention, thanking them for “banning the most toxic hackers I’ve ever come across in my 5 years of being on this platform.”
“Glad I got to witness him being banned live after being called bitch and to 1v1 them as they’re blatantly hacking.”
In another post, Zedra defended the streamers from online bullying and harassment. Her “intentions weren’t to get a internet mob to harass them, only to show Twitch they had streamers hacking and to have them removed from the platform”.
“I understand, even myself getting emotionally involved when we discover hackers. It ruins the game we love. I didn’t think it would go this far. So I just needed to say it was not my intention and I hope their family has peace.” Zedra later added further.
In other Call of Duty news, Warzone marked its first anniversary on March 10 (how time flies), with Activision offering a new way for players to track and share their in-game records with what they call the Warzone Report. Warzone streamers also received packages from Activision which hint toward the inclusion of zombies within the Gulag, aptly teased by the studio as the “Ghoul-ag.”