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Warzone's Biggest Players Are Being Forced To Cheat

Although "Call of Duty: Warzone" continues to generate a lot of player traffic, hitting about 100 million players in April this year, the popular battle royale title still faces a major problem regarding hackers and cheaters. For instance, hackers have been disrupting the "Call of Duty: Warzone" scene by using a fake cheat engine meant to compromise the network security of would-be cheaters by spreading a virus. Now, to take it a step further, hackers have started messing with the accounts of popular streamers.


As reporting by Eurogamer, multiple Twitch streamers have fallen victim to the wrath of hackers over the past week. In one instance, Twitch streamer DiazBiffle suddenly fell victim to a hack that started giving him numerous skins, awards, and other unlocks that he hadn't earned or paid for. The clip was tweeted by Dexterto, who explained that DiazBiffle had also suddenly hit Level 1,000, which greatly exceeds the game's standard max level cap of 155. At the end of the clip, referring to the spontaneous series of unlocks, DIazBiffle commented, "Guys, you guys see this s***?"

The same thing happened to Twitch streamer Kris "Swagg" Lamberson, which could be seen in a video Swagg uploaded to YouTube. Someone monitoring Swagg's gameplay confirmed, "Like, in the middle of the game, you were four-something, and then at the end of the game, you were a thousand." These Twitch streamers were not alone in their frustration.


Hackers keep boosting streamers, whether they want it or not

It's unclear why the hackers are doing this, other than to get their exploits seen by a greater audience. Whatever the reason, they have not slowed down one bit.

Twitch streamer and pro gamer NickMercs — who previously unloaded on "Warzone" developers over the number of unchecked cheaters — was also hacked suddenly. At the end of a match, his level instantly went to level 1,000, leaving him with every gun and camo available. While initially confused, as demonstrated in a clip of the video, he was ultimately pleased to gain the rare Dark Matter camo.


For many streamers, these latest hacks might be the last straw. Twitch streamer RØKKR Smixie confirmed that the same thing happened to her. She tweeted that she was "inches from uninstalling."

With "Call of Duty: Warzone" hacks more out in the open than ever, it's unclear what steps the developers will take to ensure streamers are safe from hackers. Even after all this time, "Warzone" still can't seem to shake its hacker dilemma. Perhaps the frustrations of some of the game's biggest streamers will grant Activision's anti-hacker efforts a greater sense of urgency.