After content creator and internet celebrity Vikram “Vikkstar” Singh Barn quit Warzone because of the abundance of cheaters, he squashed theories that he was also cheating.
When Warzone was first launched in March 2020, Vikkstar dominated competitive Warzone, winning three Warzone Wednesday tournaments in a row.
Since then, Vikkstar has become the co-owner of CDL team the London Royale Ravens.
On January 30, Vikkstar posted a YouTube video explaining why he quit Warzone. Creating content for a game where the player base “is now so saturated with hackers” was too stressful, so he’s taking a break until it’s fixed.
This news went worldwide, being covered by major non-gaming focused news organizations.
Now, Vikkstar has been accused of leaving Warzone because he was hacking and will soon be caught.
“There have been a good few people in my mentions convinced that I have been hacking on Warzone,” explained Vikkstar. “And the reason I stopped posting is because I was afraid I would be caught and banned.”
“It’s both hilarious & terrifying how small-minded people can be,” he hit back. “Love a conspiracy theory.”
With Vikkstar being a partnered Call of Duty creator with his gameplay being watched by millions of viewers, it would be next to impossible for him to get away with cheating.
The amount of scrutiny that streamers can receive was demonstrated when a small streamer had some suspicious clips in the Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament, he was disqualified. 100 Thieves pro-player Tommey looked through his PC live on stream but after being unable to find incriminating evidence, Tommey apologized.
A fan joked with Vikkstar, telling him “with your aim recently there is no way you’re hacking.”
Vikkstar agreed, replying “Facts. I’m not top tier and I’m very much okay with it.”
As a Call of Duty partner, Vikkstar has confirmed that he is in talks with Activision regarding the cheating problem. Since then, Activision announced they have permanently banned 60,000 cheaters and has promised to improve their in-game anti-cheat system.
Image Credit: Vikkstar / Activision
Warzone players roast “horrendous” The Haunting event jumpscares
Warzone players believe that the new Haunting of Verdansk Halloween mode is being ruined by constant jumpscares.
To celebrate the Halloween season, Warzone players have been treated to the ‘Haunting of Verdansk” game mode, but players claim that “annoying” jumpscares are souring the experience.
Warzone’s The Haunting event has introduced a brand new mode for players to get stuck into called “Ghosts of Verdansk.” Upon death, players become ghosts and perform a variety of supernatural actions, but the main talking point has been the jumpscares that can happen to players.
Jumpscare culture has exploded in popularity in the last 10 years, largely due to the emergence of indie horror games such as Five Nights at Freddy’s and Amnesia.
Now, Warzone’s Ghosts of Verdansk has followed suit, although, players are not overly keen on the hallucinations that can appear every so often.
One of the key aspects of The Haunting’s new themed mode is the Fear Meter which slowly increases during a match, demanding players keep on top of it.
Failure to do so will result in hallucinations that can suddenly pop up on your screen and prevent the player from being able to see.
The reception to them hasn’t been completely positive with two Reddit posts voicing their displeasure for the hallucinations. Approaching 2K upvotes, the “Thank you Activision for making this very fun gamemode. These animations are not annoying at all” post features a variety of negative comments.
One player said: “Bro those are RuneScape graphics” and another player added: “Thanks for sharing this. I was thinking about trying the update but now I don’t have too.”
Whereas another Reddit post titled “I want to have a chat with whoever thought this was a good idea” expanded upon these sentiments.
The OP bigappleman6946 said: “I played a total of 2 rounds with my regular squad where we lost gunfights because of this. We went straight back to rebirth/br.” Another player commented on the jumpscare saying: “Yeah that’s the worst one. The others I can deal with but that one is horrendous.”
One of the main criticisms of the mode was directed towards the Fear Meter with the OP also adding that: “The fear meter is useless. I don’t mind the occasional jumpscare, but when they are every 15 seconds and block the entire screen during a gunfight? What a joke.”
The Haunting event isn’t sticking around for too long as it finishes on November 2, so we don’t expect too many changes to the system already in place.
Also, check out the current Warzone meta for Season 6.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software
Best LAPA loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 6
The LAPA SMG has arrived with Warzone’s The Haunting event, so here’s everything you need to build the best loadout.
Call of Duty’s The Haunting event is here, and it’s brought Black Ops Cold War’s final SMG, the LAPA, to Warzone. It’s proving to be a powerful choice, so here are the best attachments and Perks to create the best LAPA loadout for Season 6.
It’s the officially spooky season in Cold War and Warzone, and Activision has released the Season 6 Reloaded update early with The Haunting event. Scream’s Ghostface has arrived as an Operator skin, and there are several challenges that will reward you with some Halloween-themed cosmetics.
The final Haunting event reward is the LAPA, Black Ops Cold War’s final confirmed SMG. We’ve got everything you need to build the best LAPA loadout in Warzone Season 6.
- Best LAPA loadout attachments
- Best Perks to use with the LAPA
- How to unlock the LAPA
- Best alternatives to the LAPA
Best Warzone LAPA loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Optic: Microflex LED
- Stock: Raider Stock
- Magazine: STANAG 50 Rnd
The LAPA is quite a unique weapon as its barrels change how the weapon behaves. So, we’re deviating slightly from Warzone’s traditional Cold War SMG loadout setup.
To start, the Agency Suppressor will improve almost every aspect of the weapon, increasing its effectiveness and keeping your shots hidden from the minimap. Next, we’re going straight over to the Tiger Team Spotlight for increased mobility, allowing you to quickly dart around the map.
Unfortunately, the LAPA’s Iron Sights are quite obtrusive, so you’ll want to use a Microflex LED Optic for better awareness. But, if you like the Iron Sights, you can opt for a barrel attachment instead.
For even more mobility, the Raider Stock is a solid choice. It’ll build on the Tiger Team Spotlights benefits but also increase your sprint-to-fire time, allowing you to get your gun up quicker.
And finally, the magazine choice is completely up to you, but we would recommend the STANAG 50 Rnd mag for some much-needed extra bullets.
Best Perks to use with the LAPA in Warzone
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
The LAPA is best suited for close-range, so you’ll need E.O.D to defend yourself from grenades and explosives that are thrown your way.
For Perk 2, Ghost is vital for any Warzone mode. Heartbeat Sensors and UAVs are readily available, and any enemy who spots you un-Ghosted will be sure to hunt you down.
And finally, as you’ll want to use the LAPA alongside an Assault Rifle, you’ll need Amped to quickly switch between the two weapons.
How to unlock the LAPA in Warzone Season 6
The LAPA SMG can only be unlocked through completing all nine of The Haunting event’s Warzone or Cold War challenges.
- Read more: How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error
Once all nine Cold War and Warzone challenges are complete, the LAPA will be yours to level up and use in either game.
Best alternatives to the LAPA in Warzone
If you haven’t unlocked the LAPA yet, or have found that it isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of viable SMGs in Warzone Season 6. The PPSH-41 has come into its own in the latest seasons, and the OTs 9 has remained a consistently powerful choice since its release.
If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:
Image Credit: Activision
Current Warzone meta for Season 6
Warzone Season 6 brought some changes to the game, so for those wondering what the best weapons are now, here’s the current meta.
The best weapons in Warzone are constantly changing through updates and new seasons, with that being said, here’s the current Warzone meta for Season 6.
With new Cold War weapons being added, and even some Vanguard weapon blueprints, many may be wondering what weapons to use.
The best weapons are constantly shifting as players find new optimal attachments and loadouts for certain weapons. With that being said, here’s the current Warzone meta in Season 6.
Of course, the current meta is based on how strong and popular certain weapons are, which means some weapons that are still viable get slightly pushed out of the meta due to the dominance of Assault Rifles.
That being said we’ve decided to bring you three of the top weapons currently dominating in the Warzone meta.
Current Warzone meta
Current Warzone meta Assault Rifle – AK-47 (Cold War)
Although the EM2 is also a good shout, the AK-47 is a real damage machine, with pretty easy to control recoil. It might not have long-range potential like a Kilo does, but it can melt if you hit your shots.
Here’s the best loadout for the AK-47 if you decide to put it in your arsenal.
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Magazine: 45 Rnd
Current Warzone meta SMG – Bullfrog
The Bullfrog is a great SMG option in Season 6 and is currently meta due to its sheer output at close range. One of the best things about the Bullfrog is its magazine size, which is a whopping 50 rounds without any extended magazine attachment.
This is great because it frees up stops for other attachments to make it even more deadly. As well as a fast fire rate to dominate from range, this weapon is versatile, as it also performs well at medium ranges so you can finish the job.
Check out the attachments we use to get the most out of the Bullfrog.
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
- Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
Current Warzone meta Sniper – Swiss K31
Similar to the Kar98k, the Swiss K31 has been meta in the sniper category since its release. This is mostly because of its great mobility for a sniper.
Although the damage at longer ranges isn’t as great as something like the ZRG, it’s one of the best snipers in the game for quick scoping and taking enemies out quickly that are in close to medium range.
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
- Laser: SWAT 5mW Laser
- Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
- Rear Grip: Seprent Grip
There you have it, that’s all of the current Warzone meta weapons in Season 6. For more, make sure you check out our guide on how to complete the Haunting event challenges.
Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision
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