High-profile Youtuber Vikkstar has quit playing Call Of Duty: Warzone due to in-game hackers, citing that "the playerbase of the game is now so saturated with hackers, you tend to find them in every single lobby."
During a live-stream, Vikkstar encountered a hacker, who was live-streaming hacked matches via Facebook Gaming. The hacker had been streaming for hours and had gained hundreds of viewers, much to the dismay of Vikkstar and his team-mates in the match.
As seen in the clip, the hacker navigated the map with the ability to pinpoint the locations of every other player. This was made worse still by the hacker’s blatant use of an aimbot to eliminate opponents. After Vikkstar was killed in the match, he spectated the hacker in action, and the results were astonishing.
It’ll be interesting to see in the coming weeks if any other high-profile streamers follow suit and abandon the battle royale, following Vikkstar’s decision to leave. Most recently, FaZe's Nickmercs tweeted that “without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments just aren’t possible anymore.”
Another well-known streamer, Drift0r, recently dropped a video voicing his opinions on cheaters in Warzone, commenting on the lack of anti-cheat measures, and how frequently he encounters cheaters in lobbies. He further discussed how regular players are being unfairly banned by Activision after one fan reached out to the Youtuber.
While cheating is a widespread issue and is raging out of control, it also takes many forms, including the return of the Stim glitch. The “Stim” is an item that revives players without limit, and, in theory, keeps them alive until victory. This, and other exploits, are yet more ways that players can cheat in regular Warzone matches.
However, it’s not all bad news, as the latest trailer for Firebase Z - the latest zombies map trailer in Black Ops Cold War - dropped on January 28. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is out now and is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.