Players cheating in Warzone has been a long-running issue with the battle royale. According to a viral TikTok, the latest exploit is making hackers impossible to kill, even after they have been knocked down.
Hackers in Warzone remain one of the game’s biggest issues, and one of the reasons that some big streamers have left it behind. So much so, that anti-cheat has been announced to be coming into the battle royale alongside the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Although Raven has also been carrying out hardware bans, the latest issue fans are seeing is making hackers nearly impossible to land a hit on, even after they have been downed.
Unfortunately, speed hacks are something all too familiar for regular Warzone players. They allow cheaters to zip across the map at ridiculous speeds, making landing a shot on them incredibly difficult.
Despite Raven Software’s best attempts to clamp down on it, a viral TikTok from user ‘mrblueblrd’ has revealed that hackers now have the ability to move at these insane speeds after they have been downed.
The video shows the user knocking down an enemy, who then attempts to scramble around a corner to avoid being finished off – as we see time and time again.
But as the player moved in for the kill, the knocked enemy began zooming away from them over a roof, easily avoiding fire as they rapidly escaped.
Despite the player’s best efforts to confirm the kill, they were ultimately unable to land another hit because of the sheer speed the hacker was sliding around at. They were eventually killed themselves by a helicopter from behind.
What this video tells us is that despite Raven announcing recently that they had banned a total of 800,000 Warzone accounts, cheating is still a serious problem within the game.
Hopefully, when anti-cheat is fully implemented, hackers will be a thing of the past and we will finally see an end to these kinds of scenarios taking place in Verdansk.
For more on Warzone, check out the roadmap for Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.
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How to fix Warzone “friends list not showing” glitch
We have a couple of easy and effective methods to fix Warzone’s glitch that makes it so that your friends list doesn’t show anyone online.
Warzone and Modern Warfare’s long-standing “friends list not showing” glitch that prevents players from showing up on your friends list is still a constant menace after the Pacific update. Here are some solutions to hopefully fix this glitch for you in both Call of Duty games.
It’s undoubtedly frustrating when the only thing you want to do is play a game online, and certain factors are preventing you from doing so. Aside from obvious internet connectivity worries, there is also Warzone’s infamous “Checking for update” bug and Xbox players not even being able to launch the game.
Another issue that continues to haunt players in Warzone Pacific is a glitched friends list that doesn’t allow you to see anyone else online even though they are, and leaves you unable to invite them. As always, we have some ways that might be able to aid you and resolve the problem.
How to make your friends list visible in Warzone and Modern Warfare
You’ll know if the problem is affecting you because when you select Warzone’s social tab and try to inspect your friends, you’ll be hit with “friends list not showing.”
Just to double-check that your friends are indeed online, just quickly open up your general friends list for the console or platform you’re playing on first to check. If they are showing as online, then use our methods to hopefully make them show online on Call of Duty too.
Here are the most efficient ways to get around the glitch.
#1 – Restart Warzone or Modern Warfare
The classic “have you tried turning it off and on again?” Not only is it a way to fix a computer, but it could also cure your temperamental version of Warzone Pacific.
Here’s how you can try this out:
- Simply close Warzone or Modern Warfare
- Restart your respective platform
- Boot up Warzone or Modern Warfare
- Check to see if it now appears
#2 – Link Warzone with Discord
Many players have reported great success by using the official Discord service to link up with their friends and enter games together.
To do link up with Discord:
- All players must have their Discord activity status set to ‘On’
- Make sure you have connected your ‘Battle.net‘ account to Discord
- Have everyone launch Warzone or Modern Warfare
- Then all players should join from the same Discord
Plus, Discord is expected to arrive on PlayStation this year, so it will be even easier to link up with friends cross-platform.
#3 – Create a Group
Another possible workaround is for one person to create a Group, customize it, and invite everyone to join.
This is how to create a Group in Warzone:
- Go to the ‘Social’ tab
- Head to the ‘Groups’ tab
- Press to ‘Create a Group’
- Create a ‘Group Name’ and ‘Group Tag’
- Wait to see if it’s approved
- With a successful Group, invite friends via the Group option
#4 – Turn off Crossplay
We’ve already covered extensively how you can turn off crossplay in Warzone and why you should consider doing it. On top of this, it’s also been doing the trick for some people with Warzone and Modern Warfare game invites.
To do this, simply:
- Make your way into Warzone’s or Modern Warfare’s ‘Options’ setting
- Select your Account
- Switch the ‘Crossplay’ function from enabled to disabled
- Restart the game
- See if it’s worked and whether it has or hasn’t, turn Crossplay back on, and see if the result changes with it
#5 – Simply wait
The easiest and most straightforward idea to try, leave it and hope it fixes itself. Believe it or not, waiting 30-60 seconds could actually fix it and could save you a lot of time than the above fixes.
It won’t work for everyone, but it’s another solution to try and help with this persisting, long-term problem in Warzone and 2019’s Modern Warfare.
Also, check out how to fix the freezing and crashing issues that have been plaguing Xbox players since the Pacific update.
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Hilarious Warzone bug sets player’s sights on fire
A bizarre Warzone bug has literally set a player’s optic on fire, but players actually loved the design and want it for their own guns.
A Warzone player was hit with a hilarious glitch that set their optic on fire, and it looked so cool that players wanted to see it on a future weapon Blueprint.
Call of Duty has offered plenty of wild Blueprint designs such as the Krig 6 sporting dragon wings and the M16 having an alien attached, but a hilarious new Warzone glitch has created one of the best designs yet.
Thanks to a bizarre new bug, a player’s sights were literally set on fire with a flame spouting directly from their optic.
Reddit user ‘davedavewowdave’ said that every weapon’s optic was lit on fire after they were shot whilst lighting a Gas Canister. As we can see in the video attached, a candle-like flame spouts directly in front of the iron sight, completely blocking their view.
Many suggested lighting another Gas Canister to see if it would fix the issue, but the OP never confirmed whether this would work.
While it certainly wasn’t ideal for the player affected, many others wanted to see the design arrive in a future Warzone Blueprint. “People would pay 25 bucks for that bad boy,” said one user.
Of course, it would need to be transparent, unlike the flame that engulfed the OP’s optic. Some wanted the end of the barrel to stay like that instead.
We’re not sure how easy this glitch will be to replicate, but it seems you just need to die whilst lighting a Gas Canister and then win your Gulag. This isn’t the only thing you can do with Gas Canisters either, as they’re the perfect counter to zipline campers.
For more Warzone, be sure to check out how to fix Warzone’s crashing and freezing issues on Xbox consoles.
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Warzone cheaters are getting nerfed live in-game by RICOCHET anti-cheat
Warzone’s RICOCHET anti-cheat is actively nerfing cheater’s damage mid-game, as well as completely breaking their aimbot.
Warzone cheat providers were convinced that RICOCHET anti-cheat was actively nerfing their weapons in-game, and now there’s proof that it’s causing them to deal almost zero damage as well as break their aimbot.
After eighteen months of cheaters plaguing the game, Warzone’s RICOCHET anti-cheat finally launched with Warzone Pacific, bringing kernel-level drivers to detect any nefarious applications running in the background.
But, it appears that RICOCHET is doing much more than that, with there being evidence that it’s both nerfing cheaters’ weapons and completely breaking their aimbot.
A Warzone cheater provider announced that RICOCHET was nerfing accounts with extremely high accuracy, and now there’s evidence that Warzone’s anti-cheat is doing exactly that.
Warzone streamer JoeWo managed to spot a cheater getting nerfed live in-game. Although the cheater hit JoeWo with a ton of bullets, the shot’s dealt almost zero damage. Thanks to RICOCHET intervening, JoeWo was able to take them out with ease.
We can also see it from a cheater’s point of view, where they were getting more and more frustrated as their hacks failed. Even with their aimbot locking onto an enemy, the bullets simply didn’t deal enough damage for him to get the kill.
After he knocked someone, it took a ton of bullets to finally eliminate them as he asked: “How did it take that many bullets to kill somebody? What did they just do to this game?”
He was eventually left with his head in his hands as the aimbot continued to break, making it impossible for him to aim at all. He ragequitted the game saying: “I’m going to fix my situation with EngineOwning.”
EngineOwning are a popular cheat provider that were recently hit with a lawsuit from Activision, so not only are they targeting the providers, but also ruining their product.
Whether the cheaters will manage to get around RICOCHET’s latest efforts remains to be seen, but it’s clear that RICOCHET is vastly reducing their hacks’ effectiveness.
You can also check out how many accounts have been banned in Warzone since launch.
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