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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.

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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CoD Points price: How to buy, spend & do they carry over

CoD Points are the official currency of Call of Duty. Check out CoD Point prices, where to buy them, and whether they transfer between games.

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Activision’s in-game currency lets players purchase cosmetics for their characters, and we’ve got everything you need to know about CoD Points prices, how to buy them, and all the items you can spend them on.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game, requiring players to spend their own currency named CoD Points to acquire them.

CoD Points can be purchased in-game using the menu systems in games like Vanguard or Warzone or through console marketplaces like the PS Store or Xbox Marketplace.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. With Vanguard and Warzone offering special Attack on Titan and Christmas skins as well as unique weapon Blueprints for popular weapons, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend CoD Points.

CoD Points prices

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying CoD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas others need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various CoD Points bundles:

  • 200 CoD Points: $1.99 / £1.79
  • 500 CoD Points: $4.99 / £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) CoD Points: $9.99 / £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) CoD Points: $19.99 / £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $39.99 / £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) CoD Points: $74.99 / £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $99.99 / £84.99
  • 15,000 (+6,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $149.99 / £123.99

How to buy COD Points

You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

There are four ways you can buy COD Points:

  • PC players can purchase CoD Points on the Battle.net website
  • PS4 & PS5 players can purchase CoD Points in the PS Store on their console, or on the PlayStation website
  • Xbox Series X, Series S, or One players can buy CoD Points on the Xbox Marketplace on their console, or the official Microsoft Store website
  • Select physical retailers stock vouchers and gift cards with a code that players can redeem for CoD Points.

Where to spend CoD Points

Spending your CoD Points is incredibly easy, with players able to purchase cosmetic bundles and Blueprints in the in-game store.

The stores are available in Vanguard, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare, so you can kit out your character regardless of your preferred title.

Do CoD Points carry over across games?

The good news is that your CoD Points will transfer across your Call of Duty games, as they are linked to your Activision account.

Players who still have CoD Points in their account from Black Ops Cold War don’t need to worry, as they will automatically be in your account when turning to Vanguard.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are currently in Season 1 at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of Season 1, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough CoD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You can buy the Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:

Bundles

The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.

Also, check out when Vanguard Season 2 and Warzone Pacific Season 2 are set to begin.

Image credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games / Raven Software

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JGOD reveals fastest “TTK” Welgun loadout that beats the MP40

JGOD has revealed his best class setup for the Warzone Welgun when it comes to TTK, claiming it even outperforms the MP40.

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Warzone Pacific has a lot of stellar options for close-quarters combat, however, JGOD claims this Welgun loadout is built for a fast TTK, edging it over the MP40 in the meta.

With the mid-season update for Warzone Pacific, players were gifted a brand new SMG, the Welgun. Since its introduction, the Welgun has been a great option for players looking to use a long-range SMG.

Having said that, there are many ways players can change the Welgun, and JGOD has revealed the loadout you’ll need to make the Welgun an even more efficient TTK SMG than the MP40.

According to JGOD’s latest video, the Welgun has the potential to beat the MP40 in terms of TTK with the correct attachments. This is pretty impressive, especially as the MP40 has been one of the best SMGs in the game for a while.

One thing that JGOD makes clear is that you will need to hit your chest, neck, and headshots in order to get the most out of the Welgun.

Here’s JGOD’s best TTK loadout for the Warzone Welgun.

JGOD’s Welgun loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 1

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: 120mm Gawain Short
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Gawain Skeletal
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 9mm 64 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Incendiary
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip
  • Perk 1: Frenzy
  • Perk 2: Quick

First off, JGOD has opted for the Recoil Booster to increase the weapons fire rate and overall TTK in close combat. Then we have the 120mm Gawain Short barrel which JGOD recommends highly for those who want to use the weapon in tight spaces.

The Slate Reflector, M1941 Hand Stop, and Taped Grip will all help the weapon’s recoil, allowing you to control the massive 9mm 64 Round Mags you will be unloading onto enemies, as well as balancing the negative initial firing recoil you’ll get with the Gawain Skeletal stock.

The Incendiary ammo type will keep enemies burning after you lose their sight, which is so useful in close combat situations, especially as the negative bullet velocity won’t do much to stop you in close quarters.

Lastly, we have Frenzy for the first Perk and Quick for the second. Frenzy will keep your health at the max while taking down enemies, which combines nicely with Quick which will allow you to move fast and keep the enemy second-guessing your location.


Well there you have it, that’s JGOD’s best Welgun loadout for a faster TTK than the MP40. If you’re looking for a long-range LMG, check out our best Type 11 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 1.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / Treyarch

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How to fix Warzone crashing & freezing issues on Xbox

Warzone has suffered a number of issues since the Pacific update on Xbox, so here’s how to stop it from crashing and freezing.

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Xbox players have been suffering from game-breaking crashing and freezing errors since Warzone’s Pacific update, but one simple solution can fix many of the issues.


Warzone Pacific Season 1 brought many changes the community was looking for, adding a brand-new map, a working anti-cheat, and removing Stopping Power once and for all. However, it’s also brought some of the worst glitches Warzone has ever seen, particularly on Xbox.

Thanks to glitches, Xbox players must have a Gold Subscription to play, have lost their 120 FPS mode, and can’t even play the game because of constant crashing and freezing issues.

Luckily, there’s a simple solution that should lessen the amount of freezing and crashing issues you’re experiencing.

How to stop Warzone crashing & freezing on Xbox

To stop Warzone from crashing and freezing, don’t hit the Xbox home button while the Warzone application is open.

We recommend creating an Xbox Party before launching Warzone and then using Warzone’s Social tab to invite your friends to games.

This solution comes directly from Raven Software’s Trello board, where they acknowledged that “Players are reporting an issue where pressing the Xbox home button twice while in-game may cause instability.”

Raven said that the issue is caused by players hitting the Xbox home button twice, but many players have reported that issues crop up by pressing it once. So we recommend steering clear of the Xbox button and not pressing it at all.

Whether this will fix the issue where players can’t launch the game at all remains to be seen, but it should help out players who suffer from freezing and crashing while playing.

Raven Software has confirmed they’re investigating a number of Xbox Warzone glitches such as pressing the Xbox button, performance issues, and Xbox players’ Rebirth Island wins not tracking.

The next major Warzone update will be Season 2 in February, so hopefully, this update brings many much-needed fixes.

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