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20,000 users banned in Warzone in recent ban wave, including streamer

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Update: VICE News reports that, according to their sources, over 20,000 accounts were banned as part of the new ban wave that occurred recently. This ban wave was in part due to new detection of the EngineOwning cheats.

VICE echos what we originally wrote too, stating that their sources also state Wagnificentt’s ban was in part because of the EngineOwning cheat being detected.

Here’s what their report had to say:

People familiar with the matter told Motherboard that Wagner was a user of a specific cheat, called EngineOwning, that was detected by Activision. That’s what prompted his ban. 

An Activision spokesperson confirmed to VICE that a ban wave was issued on Monday, September 28, as the company continues to crack down on cheating in Call of Duty.

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This morning, we reported that a popular Call of Duty: Warzone cheat site EngineOwning was being detected by Activision and Infinity Ward.

EngineOwning site updated their status page earlier this week to state that Modern Warfare and Warzone are no longer ‘safe’ to use their cheats as their cheats are now “detectable.”

With this being change, Infinity Ward appears to have sent out a ban wave over the weekend for all those using this cheat site’s software. Users of ‘EngineOwning’ on the forum have said that they want a ‘refund’ from EngineOwning for false advertisement.

One of the users who was part of this ban wave is an upcoming streamer known as ‘Wagnificentt.’ He posted on socials that his account was ‘permanently’ banned from accessing Warzone on September 28.

He claims in a tweet he was “falsely banned” and “deeply confused” about his ban. The tweet was met with many of his fans responding asking Activision to free his account.

However, according to what we’ve heard, Wagnificentt’s ban was part of the ban wave that was issued after the studio started detecting EngineOwning cheats in Call of Duty: Warzone.

A feature of EngineOwning that has been called out is the site could not be detected on streams. This meant followers who were watching streamers could not identify cheats themselves while viewing.

He since posted another tweet, which is now deleted, saying it is “ignorant” to “ignore everyone” that is banned close to a ban wave being the cause of his own ban.

His tweet says “it needs to be addressed” as to why he was banned, but we’re not sure if the studio plans to publicly address each ban wave that goes out.

We have no information suggesting he actually used any cheats, but we are able to report that his ban was part of this specific ban wave itself. There has been false bans reportedly occurring in the past, and the studios have been evaluating all of them on a case by case basis.

We have no other information to share on this ban wave at this time. We will update if we learn more information or if there is a public statement released by either Activision or Infinity Ward.

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Warzone players call for devs to add permanent Rebirth Island playlists

Rebirth Island has become a popular map for Warzone players, but the community is calling for permanent playlists like Verdansk.

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Rebirth Island is one of the maps Call of Duty: Warzone can battle on, but players have begun to call for the developers of the battle royale to make permanent playlists for the popular map.

The integration between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone saw Rebirth Island become a playable map for the Call of Duty battle royale.

It has become a popular pick for players as of late, as many community members enjoy Rebirth Island’s faster pace and action-packed nature.

However, a major point of frustration for players has been the lack of permanent playlists for Rebirth Island, as the game’s developers consistently change the available playlists instead of having a static set in the same way that Verdansk does.

The discussion around the desire for Raven Software to implement permanent playlists to Warzone for Rebirth Island was thrust into the spotlight when the most recent playlist update for the battle royale took away Resurgence Quads and replaced it with Resurgence Trios.

Community member LegionofGrixis took to the official subreddit for Warzone and started a thread where they stated their frustration over the fact that the developers constantly change the Rebirth Island playlists and how Trios are less favored by many Warzone players compared to Quads.

This sentiment was shared by popular Warzone content creator JGOD who had a simple statement on the topic.

There is no doubt that players who primarily play on Rebirth Island would be excited to see a permanent set of playlists that do not ever change be added to the Black Ops Cold War map.

It remains to be seen if the developers of the Call of Duty battle royale will ever implement this feature, but we will be sure to inform you and update this piece if permanent playlists are added to the Rebirth Island map for Warzone.

For more Warzone, check out the best loadout you should be suing for the powerful Fara 83 Assault Rifle, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Best FARA 83 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 4

Warzone Season 4 made big changes to the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, so take advantage by making and dominating with the best Warzone Fara 83 loadout.

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The FARA 83 Assault Rifle is one of the weapons that got changes in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, and you can make it a formidable force by selecting the right attachments and perks to make the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout.

Season 4 brought a whole host of major weapon buffs and nerfs to the world of Warzone, with some of the most significant changes coming to the barrels for Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifles.

These changes have helped boost weapons like the Krig 6 and the FARA 83 to be top-tier long-range weapons that will mow down enemies with ease in CoD: Warzone. The FARA has become an absolute monster in Warzone Season 4, with NICKMERCS offering his unbeatable loadout.

While this Assault Rifle was on the receiving end of some nerfs in Season 4 Reloaded’s massive weapon balancing update, it is still a very formidable weapon for players to use.

With this in mind, check out the attachments and perks you should use to make the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout and maximize its potential following the Season 4 update.

Best Warzone FARA 83 loadout

Best Warzone Fara 83 loadout

Best Warzone FARA 83 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.7″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 60 Rnd

We’ll start this loadout with the Gru Suppressor, which will help you avoid enemy detection on their radars while also drastically increasing the damage range of this Assault Rifle. This will allow you to dish out heavy amounts of damage at further distances.

The 18.7″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel will improve both the Assault Rifle’s effective damage range, horizontal recoil control, vertical recoil control, and bullet velocity. This helps prime the weapon for mid to long-range combat, where you need to pick off enemies from a distance by having the largest damage increase and recoil control of all of the gun’s available barrels.

You can use the Axial Arms 3x to have a very clear and precise view of the battlefield and help improve your accuracy at farther ranges.

The Spetsnaz Grip will give you the biggest boost in accuracy when it comes to the underbarrel attachments and will help you land more of your shots than without it. Thanks to the boost, it provides your vertical and horizontal recoil control.

We’ll complete the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout by equipping the Spetsnaz 60 Rnd Mag so that you can take advantage of the weapon’s incredible fire rate and have enough ammo to take down multiple enemies before having to reload.

Best perks for Warzone FARA 83 class

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  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

It doesn’t matter how skilled you are with the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout if you’re caught off-guard by foes carrying explosives. Other players will attempt to blow you up while you’re in a good position during battle, so you’ll want to equip E.O.D to survive.

This Perk allows you to tank huge amounts of explosive damage while you have your armor equipped. While you’ll mostly be fighting in medium to long-range combat situations, it still helps to be prepared for any surprises and protect your plates.

Warzone matches can have various tactical requirements, so you can equip Overkill which allows you to select two primary weapons from any category. This means that you’ll be able to keep guns that are ideal for different situations.

You can then snag Ghost from a second loadout drop to keep yourself hidden from enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

If an enemy can sneak up on you in close quarters, you’ll want to swap to your secondary weapon before they have a chance to eliminate you. This perk makes switching weapons almost instant, which can be the difference between victory and defeat.

How to unlock the FARA 83

Best Warzone Fara 83 loadout

You can unlock this Assault Rifle by getting 2 headshot kills in 15 different matches while using Assault Rifles in Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone.

Players can also unlock this Assault Rifle by going into Black Ops Cold War Zombies and killing 30 or more enemies consecutively without getting hit 25 times.

Once you do either of these challenges, you will have the weapon available to use in the popular Call of Duty battle royale and make the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout.

Best alternatives

The FARA 83 is now one of the most impressive weapons in Warzone following the Season 4 update. But it’s very SMG-like, and if you want something a bit more rapid, then Warzone has some fabulous SMGs: MAC-10, LC10, PPSH-41, AK-74u, and Bullfrog.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best loadouts below.

C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

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Warzone player encounters hilarious Sentry Turret glitch

After coming up with a high IQ play, one Warzone player was severely punished for their clever use of a Sentry Turret with a glitch.

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Creative use of a Sentry Turret Scorestreak ended in disaster for one Warzone player as the game seemingly rejected their inventive idea and blew it up instead.

We’ve all seen a Trophy System thrown onto a vehicle before as it allows a player to roam around freely in their vehicle, and the equipment will blow up any incoming projectile threats.

However, one Call of Duty: Warzone player decided to go one step further and place their Sentry Turret Scorestreak on a Big Bertha. The results were probably not what the player was expecting at all.

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AdamMarsdenUK is the name of our unlucky player who thought they were onto a cool new play in Warzone Season 4.

In the middle of a game of Plunder, they climbed onto the hood of their Big Bertha truck and slapped down a fearsome Sentry Turret to guard it.

Instead of defensive hardware that will swat away any grenades or lethals, the Sentry Turret would be looking to chop down any enemies with a relentless barrage of bullets.

Strangely, when they entered the vehicle, the whole truck began to glitch uncontrollably, and it was as if the truck had been hit by the world’s most deadly earthquake.

Instead of driving around normally, the truck was throwing itself around the vicinity rather violently, to the point the player had to quickly get out of the sentient vehicle.

In one last act of defiance, the truck rolled itself up a tree, came back to the ground, and exploded in amusing fashion.

One reply to the Reddit thread said: “This could be a good trap if you let someone come up behind it to steal it.”

It’s unknown if this was a one-off, isolated incident. We would suggest you err on the side of caution if you intend to put down a Sentry Turret on your Bertha and attempt to drive with it.

Also, check out our Warzone Payload guide with tips & tricks on how to win.

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