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5 most effective ways to spot Warzone cheaters

Cheaters have ruined countless matches of Warzone Season 1, so here are the best ways to spot them in-game for a fair report.

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Cheaters have been continuing to run rampant in Warzone Season 1, so here are the best ways to spot and report cheaters.

Even the best Warzone players get outplayed sometimes, but sometimes that death seems just a bit suspicious. You’ll get pre-aimed while running Dead Silence and Ghost, or your whole squad will be wiped out by a single player in a matter of seconds.

Unfortunately, with Activision’s anti-cheat failing miserably, it’s incredibly difficult to tell if a player is actually cheating. For almost every way there is to spot a cheater, there’s a valid reason why they might not be.

Don’t trust Warzone killcams

Killcams don’t actually record the footage of the kill, they recreate the situation, which can lead to suspicious-looking deaths. YouTuber TrueGameData had a situation like this when he killed TeePee and MerK in a game of Warzone.

From MerK’s perspective, TrueGameData snapped onto his head with a Sniper Rifle, and MerK, rightfully, was suspicious.

TrueGameData uploaded his side of the situation, and the killcam was completely different. There was no snapping, it was actually a slow and precise shot. Some lag in the killcam sped this shot up and made it look highly suspicious.

Don’t base your accusations solely on the killcam, you should follow the tips below to spot cheaters in your Warzone matches.

Spectate the rest of their Warzone match

Because you can’t reliably base hackusations off of killcams, you should spectate the rest of their match.

Hacks have varying degrees of power; sometimes they’ll snap on to targets miles away, other times they’ll subtly track people behind walls.

Tommey, a professional Warzone player for 100 Thieves, accused a world-record holder of cheating by watching him see players through walls. Again, there is no conclusive evidence that this player was cheating, but Tommey demonstrated how to watch out for it.

Should this player know somebody is in that room, does their aim look natural? These are all questions you should ask yourself when spectating a suspected cheater.

They stand still when you spectate them

Most cheaters don’t want to get caught. Seeing a cheater blatantly aimbotting the whole lobby and racking up 50 kills still happens, but it’s becoming rarer.

Nowadays, cheaters tend to try to hide it. After watching a player snap on to you or track you through a wall in the killcam, you’ll often see them stand still for 10-20 seconds while you spectate them.

More than likely, this is them turning off their hacks in an attempt to hide their wicked ways. Watch them for long enough and if their skill is either vastly lower than when they killed you, or you see them freeze again after doing something incredible, it’s pretty safe to draw the conclusion that this player is cheating.

Look at their Warzone level

If a very skilled player is racking up kills but are a low-level rocking default skins and calling cards, this player is likely cheating. Either this player is ‘smurfing’ by playing on a new account to avoid skill-based matchmaking, or this new account has cheats installed on it.

This isn’t conclusive, however. There are several reasons why a player is on a new account, and not all of them are because they are cheating. If you’re convinced, simply hit the ‘report’ button, block them so you’ll never see them again, and hope Activision sort them out.

Check their Warzone stats

Websites such as CoD Tracker and SBMM Warzone will allow you to check the stats of most of the players in your lobby. Either search for their name or go back through your previous matches to find them.

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If they have their stats on display, you can check to see if everything looks normal. Hackers will often have incredibly high stats, with kill/death ratios of four and above. If you look back through their previous games and see they are doing incredible every single time, you should be suspicious.

Even the world’s best players have bad games where they only get a couple of kills and lose. It’s in the very nature of battle royale games. However, a cheater will most likely do exceptionally well every game, and have an average kills way above the norm.

If their stats look too good to be true, it’s very likely this player is cheating.


If you discover a cheater in a game of Warzone, don’t wait until the end to throw abuse at them like some do; you’re only giving them what they want. Instead, just report, block, and move on.

Image Credits: Activision / SBMM Warzone

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Crazy Warzone glitch sends player to the Gulag without dying

A crazy glitch in Call of Duty Warzone is sending players to the Gulag randomly without the player even dying.

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CoD: Warzone Gulag bug

A bizarre glitch in CoD: Warzone has sent a player to the Gulag in the middle of his game, without even dying.

Warzone Season 2 seems to be the home of odd-ball glitches, with players’ heads disappearing, and even another glitch just straight up adding an additional player to the 1v1 Gulag.

Now, it seems like another bug has been added to the list of bugs to look out for, and this one is about as random and annoying as they get.

Apparently, in the new Exfiltration game mode, things can get a bit out of control for players out of seemingly nowhere, and you may get sent to the Gulag along with your entire squad for no reason.

In a video posted to Twitter by user @The7thSleeper, we see a highlight of the user’s stream where he is simply flying a helicopter by Airport in-game.

While attempting to land to give his fellow squadmates support, the game instantly cuts off, releasing the player into the gulag without a death.

Dazed and confused, the streamer states “Why am I in the Gulag right now?” before the video cuts off. We can assume this situation must’ve been both confusing and frustrating, as the streamer didn’t even die in-game to be put in this situation.

What we do know is that as the streamer was flying, his two teammates died in a gunfight nearly at the same time.

Perhaps, these two downs somehow confused the game into thinking there was a squad wipe, and the game took the whole squad into the Gulag at the same time.

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As far as we’re aware, we’ve only seen this bug occur in the new Exfiltration mode. Since we aren’t aware of the exact conditions that trigger this issue, there is no way to steer clear of this bug happening to you.

Luckily, the odds of this happening seem to be low, so we’d like to bet you won’t run into this often.

If you do run into this bug, be sure to tweet us a clip on Twitter @charlieINTEL so we can take a look.

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Best Stoner 63 loadout for Warzone Season 2

Want to break out of the meta? Here’s the best loadout you can use for the Stoner 63 in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2.

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Here’s the best Stoner 63 loadout to use in Season 2 of Warzone.

Season 2 of Warzone is here, and we’ve been introduced to brand new weapons like the LC10 SMG and FARA 83 Assault Rifle.

We’re well aware of the current meta being filled with weapons like the MAC-10, FFAR, AUG, and KAR98K, but players have also been discovering some off-meta weapons that are still highly viable.

Today, we’ll be focusing on the Stoner 63; one of the Light Machine Guns from Black Ops Cold War. This weapon has a very high fire rate and packs a huge punch at medium ranges. Here’s the loadout:

Best Stoner 63 Warzone Loadout

Stoner 63, CoD: Warzone
  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor: A must-use for Warzone. Stats are identical to the Monolithic Suppressor, so you’ll have the extra range and your position masked on the radar when firing.
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x: Decent zoom for the Stoner 63, optimal at medium ranges, where the Stoner really shines.
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Grip: Extra recoil control for longer sprays.
  • Ammunition – 120 Round Speed Mag: More ammunition with faster reload speeds between gunfights.
  • Barrel – 21.8″ Task Force: Better damage at longer ranges. A necessary attachment.

Best CoD:Warzone Perks

Best perks for CoD: Warzone

With any weapon loadout, you’re going to need some trusty perks to aid you in battle. Here’s the best ones for you to take into Verdansk.

  • Perk 1: EOD – Decreased damage taken from explosives.
  • Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost – For this, use the two loadout strategies. Get overkill from your first loadout, then grab Ghost from your second loadout drop for the best of both worlds.
  • Perk 3: Amped – Faster weapon swap and grenade throw speed. This perk is tremendously helpful when using an LMG.

Tips for the field

  • Medium-range destruction: We can’t emphasize this enough. The Stoner is amazing at medium ranges. Takedown full squads with ease.
  • Mount for easy longshots: Mounting ensures little to no recoil while firing the stoner. If you see enemies far out, quickly mount on the cover for easy suppression.
  • Think ahead: The stoner isn’t the weapon you want at close range. Pair this up with your favorite shotgun or submachine gun to win close-quarters combat.

Now get out there and wipe some squads! If you’re a fan of LMG’s, be sure to check out our Bruen, and PKM loadouts for Warzone!

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Best Oden loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 2

The Oden deals significant damage at range, so here are the best attachments and perks to dominate with it in Warzone Season 2.

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Warzone Oden

With a low fire rate but high damage, the Oden is an extremely strong choice of weapon to use in Warzone Season 2. Here are the best attachments and perks to maximize its potential.

As Warzone has developed, fights are often decided at range. Long-range guns such as the AUG, Kar98k, and AMAX have shot up in popularity, and, if built right, the Oden can contend with any of these weapons. Modern Warfare’s Assault Rifles are usually fast firing with low recoil, but the Oden prioritizes damage per bullet over fire rate, allowing it to blast away enemies’ armor at any range.

We’ve put together the attachments and perks you should run to dominate Verdansk with the Oden.

Oden Warzone Season 2 class

Warzone Oden in gunsmith
  • Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor
  • Barrel: Oden Factory 730mm
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

The Oden dominates in the long lines of sight that Warzone offers. With a slow fire rate but a powerful punch, the Oden is devastating in the hands of an accurate player. We’ve built this Oden to maximize its accuracy and damage at range, making it a great choice for any player.

To increase the weapon’s effective damage range and recoil control, we’ve added the Colossus Suppressor. While large and heavy, this silencer improves the Oden’s recoil control, bullet velocity, and damage range. For an extra bonus, you’ll be hidden from the mini map when firing.

Warzone Oden

To further improve its damage range, the Oden Factory 730mm barrel is a perfect choice. Your damage over range will be improved further, but you won’t be slowed down as much as if you use the 810mm option. It’s worth using the popular Commando Foregrip for extra recoil control, too.

For optics, there’s no better scope than the VLK 3.0x Optic. This magnified scope offers great visibility at all ranges, which will make aiming for the head and chest much easier when using the Oden at distance. And finally, to make sure you can drop several enemies before reloading, the 30 Round Mags will be necessary.

Best perks to use with Warzone Oden

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

The Oden is one of the heaviest Assault Rifles Warzone has to offer, so if you want some extra mobility while navigating the map, Double Time is the perk for you. You’ll be able to Tactical Sprint for longer, and crouch walk faster to help strafe in engagements.

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As this Oden is built for long-range, it’s worth running an SMG or Shotgun for fighting up close, and Overkill will allow you to carry two primary weapons. Once you have your guns, you should try to get Ghost from your next loadout to also be hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

And finally, with the weight of the Oden, weapon swapping will be agonizingly slow, so Amped will remove that delay, allowing you to switch guns instantly.


Try out the Oden with these attachments and perks in Warzone Season 2, and you’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

If you’re looking to overhaul your Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta right now.

Kilo 141 | MAC-10 | Grau | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k | MP5 | Krig 6 | XM4 | DMR | FFAR

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