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Warzone 2 Players Are Losing It Over This Cheat

"Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0" has been improving, but not without its drawbacks. The sequel to Activision's flagship battle royale reached an incredible milestone of over 25 million players within five days of launch. The developer even made a game-changing move against toxic players to silence them for misbehaving. That's not enough to stop sore losers from finding ways to ruin the fun, though. As seen in a viral Reddit post, players can use the new text chat to help others cheat.

"Warzone 2.0" added text chat so players could type quick callouts to their teammates. It seemed like an innocent feature that could be especially helpful for those who feel uncomfortable using voice chat. However, Silver-Anybody5086 showed how a salty player could easily take advantage of it in their 2-minute clip on Reddit. Jamal, a player who Silver killed earlier in the game, retaliated by relaying the latter's position to other players using the text chat for the next few minutes.

Jamal can be seen telegraphing Silver's location to the other players with callouts like "train tracks," "in sand," and "behind tree." Thanks to self-revives, Silver pulled through with a win, even with the disadvantage. It could've been an even easier and fairer win if Jamal hadn't been able to spectate and chat in the first place, though.

How could this happen?

"Warzone 2.0" isn't the first game to have a text chat and it won't be the last. It's unclear why it took so long for "Warzone" to get a text chat, but fans hope that the widespread use of these chats in other games will make it easier for the developers to find solutions to the problem. The reason why Jamal could even give away Silver's location was because they could see Silver's location — probably through spectating — and use text chat at the same time. Being able to both watch and participate in chat is unexpected, because many other shooters have already figured out how to prevent this behavior. Even "Among Us" stops "dead" players from communicating with the living so that they can't give clues as to who the Imposter is.

"This is so beyond broken," one commenter lamented. "Hopefully this gets voted to the top of the page and fixed by the developers somehow."

Other commenters weren't so optimistic, but many of them agreed that Jamal was in the wrong and that what they did shouldn't have been possible in the first place. 

"Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0" is currently available for free on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.