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Warzone’s new hardware bans finally stops hackers from making new accounts

It was announced recently that anti-cheat would be added to Warzone, and one hacker has revealed that he was hit with a full hardware ban.

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Players have been complaining about the number of hackers in Warzone for some time. Well, devs are finally tackling it with “anti-cheat,” and one hacker has revealed he was hit with hardware bans, meaning he couldn’t even play on a new account.

Hackers have been causing problems in Call of Duty: Warzone for a while now. It’s caused big names such as NICKMERCS to stop playing the game, and it’s even led to some streamers resorting to using hacks themselves.

Thankfully, alongside the reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard it was announced that “anti-cheat” would be coming to Warzone, in an effort to solve one of the biggest problems plaguing the battle royale.

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Raven Software recently carried out a ban in which it suspended 50,000 players, bringing the total to 650,000. However, fans claimed this did little to solve the issue, as many would just make a new account and continue to cheat.

It appears the devs have been listening to the feedback and going forward, hackers will no longer be able to simply create a new profile to navigate bans. That’s according to a viral TikTok in which a hacker explained that he has been hit with a hardware ban, stopping him from playing on all of his accounts.

However, there are reports that the cheating site they used had a failed launch for their spoofer. If true, the cheat developers will now have a way of preventing these hardware bans.

“I’ve been cheating for a little bit, I’ve been posting TikToks and it’s been fun,” said the user. “Every one of my accounts is banned. Every single one. Without even me playing it. They hardware banned my sh*t.”

He revealed that even a new account that he just made was automatically banned before he had even played a game with it. The user went on to praise Activision for taking matters into its own hands and banning players who are cheating in a way that will prevent them from immediately coming back.

He also said that the new feature will open the door for content creators who recently jumped ship to return the game with Vanguard, adding “there’s no more cheating in Warzone, I guarantee that.”

For more on Warzone, check out the patch notes for the August 20 update and the best RPD loadout for Season 5.

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Banned Warzone pay-to-win Bullfrog Blueprint completely breaks game audio

Warzone players have discovered a bugged pay-to-win Bullfrog Blueprint that completely breaks the game’s audio.

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Broken Warzone Bullfrog Blueprint

It appears a pay-to-win Bullfrog Blueprint has made its way to Call of Duty: Warzone, with the bugged weapon completely ruining audio cues and being banned from some tournaments.

With Modern Warfare’s major overhaul to Call of Duty’s cosmetics, devs were clear that purchasable items will provide no competitive advantage. However, thanks to bugs and glitches, that isn’t always the case.

Blueprint’s behaving slightly different from their base counterparts isn’t something new, with certain MAC-10, HDR, and XM4 Blueprints all being called “pay-to-win” at one point.

Now, it appears that a Bullfrog skin is completely messing up the game’s audio, giving the impression that shots are coming from all around.

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Hearing and understanding audio cues is a major aspect of dominating Warzone, so it’s important you have the best audio settings. Yet, it turns out that a Bullfrog Blueprint is causing major audio issues, and it’s now been banned from competitive play.

Warzone pro and streamer ZLaner was playing with Dr Disrespect and TimTheTatman when he noticed that one of his teammates was using the bugged Bullfrog. It turned out to be Tim, so Z showed Doc and the audience exactly what the problem is.

After Tim fired the weapon, Doc immediately reacted by saying “Oh my god, no way!” ZLaner then clarified the issue, explaining that “it sounds like it’s all around you.” When this Bullfrog Blueprint is fired nearby, it appears that it’s impossible to track down exactly where the shots are coming from.

This Bullfrog issue appears to be well-known in the competitive community, with pro player exzachht reportedly nearly disqualified for using a Bullfrog Blueprint in the Z&Z tournament. He never used the broken one, but it proves it’s a serious issue.

The Blueprint in question, Blast Radius, sells in the Store for 2,400 COD Points so it appears that it is indeed pay-to-win. How much it affects regular public matches is uncertain but the competitive community has clearly found issues with it.

It’s highly unlikely the Blueprint is meant to act this way, so mow that it has entered the limelight, perhaps Raven Software will provide a fix in the future.


For more Warzone, check out why the community is less than impressed with Season 5 Reloaded’s “lazy” The Numbers event.

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When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 5 Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 5, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 has already offered Double XP since it started, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster. It’s now time for another one where players will be able to level up all of the new content at a much faster pace.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 5

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It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double Weapon XP promotional event will be for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will officially start on September 24 and conclude on September 27.

This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up during Season 5 of the popular Call of Duty games.

What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?

Here’s a full list of the Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • EST – 1:00 PM
  • CST – 12:00 PM
  • PST – 10:00 AM
  • GMT – 5:00 PM

These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

This will be a great way to level up the new Season 5 Battle Pass to earn the new TEC-9 SMG and EM2 Assault Rifle weapons and get them ready to use in all of your future Cold War and Warzone battles.

Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard, including its release date, gameplay, and more.

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Best SP-R 208 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The SP-R 208 is one of Warzone’s fastest snipers, so here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone SP-R loadout.

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The SP-R 208 is a bolt-action Marksman Rifle capable of taking out enemies at range with precision and speed, so here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone SP-R loadout for Season 5.

Modern Warfare snipers are split into two categories, Sniper Rifles, and Marksman Rifles. The SP-R 208 falls under the Marksman Rifle category and is one of the best ones in Warzone Season 5.

This weapon is capable of downing enemies in one headshot, thanks to its impressive ADS speed and high mobility. You’ll be able to take out teams before they know it. Here is the best Warzone SP-R loadout in Season 5.

Best SP-R 208 Warzone loadout

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Best Warzone SP-R loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: SP-R 26″
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Solozero SP-R 28mm
  • Ammunition: .338 Lapua Mag 5-R Mag

Our SP-R 208 loadout will focus on improving the weapon’s speed and accuracy in Warzone. We’ll start off with the Monolithic Suppressor to hide your shots from the radar and boost the weapon’s damage range.

The SP-R 26″ barrel will provide a boost to the Marksman Rifle’s damage and accuracy so that you can dish out pain with greater precision. A sniper needs to be unpredictable and move around during engagements, and the Tac Laser attachment will make this much easier.

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We strongly recommend equipping the Solozero SP-R 28mm scope since it provides the weapon with 7x magnification, letting you score headshots with greater ease.

Finally, you should use the 338 Lapua Mag 5-R Mags since they’ll ensure that you barely need to compensate for bullet drop or travel time. And as an added benefit, upper body shots will almost always crack armor.

To compensate for the weapon’s zoom, we recommend pairing this SP-R 208 build with a close-range weapon such as the MAC-10 or FFAR. This will ensure that you can handle yourself at shorter distances.

Best perks to use with Warzone SP-R 208 class

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  • Perk 1: Cold-Blooded
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

If you want to avoid being found by enemies with thermal optics while camping, then we recommend that you equip the Cold-Blooded perk.

You should select Overkill from your first loadout drop so that you can carry two primary weapons with this Marksman’s RIfle. Then you can pick Ghost from your second loadout drop to hide from UAVs.

Finally, Amped will allow you to switch between both primary weapons on a dime, allowing you to stay in the fight no matter the situation.

Most recent SP-R 208 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

Raven Software has not made any major changes to this Marksmen Rifle in some time, but we will update this section with any changes if they are applied to the SP-R 208.

How to unlock the SP-R 208

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If you want to unlock the SP-R 208 Marksman Rifle in Warzone, you will need to get 2 longshot kills that are headshots in 5 different matches using a Sniper or Marksman Rifle.

Once that unlock challenge has been completed, you will be able to make the best Warzone the SP-R loadout to pick your enemies off while camping a great distance away.

Best alternatives

If you want to try out an alternate weapon to the SP-R, then we recommend going with the Kar98k. Its fast ADS speed makes it perfect for quickscoping and hitting impressive shots, but it can also deal with opponents farther.

The Swiss K31 comes with a fast ADS speed and bolt time, making it a fun and effective weapon to push players at close-medium range. You can make good use of its clean iron sights and fast bullet velocity.

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


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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