Just 24 hours after our last call of cheat in Call of Duty: Warzone, there's a new reason to keep an eye on suspicious players. It seems that Warzone cheaters are now able to force a player's game to crash into certain circumstances, a lesson that Thomas "Tommey" Trewren, a 100 thief streamer, learned the way harder during a live broadcast on July 1.
"This user just joined our lobby, said hello and then gave me a development error? he tweeted yesterday. He included a clip of the meeting in a follow-up tweet, which you can see below.
Now you can (or maybe you’ve even been able to do it for a while?) Force a development error on another player. pic.twitter.com/CAirpu41d2July 1, 2021
In the clip, the hacker (who appears to have a username mixed with symbols that are generally impossible to use in Warzone) joins Trewren's lobby and begins to ask the transmitter if he would like to know. something about Warzone, probably referring to how they cheat. reusing work. Trewren, obviously upset that a hacker brags about his exploits in his stream, denies it.
The hacker replies, "None? Zero? You don't even like how I do it?" You can hear the hacker start typing through your microphone, and after a few seconds, the stream freezes. Trewren had received a "development error" screen that was not visible to the broadcast, meaning the game crashed completely. Apparently, this was the second time the same user had joined the lobby and apparently forced the error. This is a little worrying!
As several responses to Trewren's tweets have noted, the sudden drop may have to do with the hacker's unusual username. Overloading a game with long strings of text and symbols that is not designed to be handled is a method of forcing server locks that have existed in other games; i have seen it happen many times in Rainbow Six Siege before Ubisoft fixed the exploit. This is my best guess about what the hacker does here, although his incredibly complex username is notable considering that most cheaters choose to combine with a modest name like xxDelta_POG47 or something. .
Crashing the game hard is a pretty intimidating trick, but you probably don’t need to panic. There’s a good chance this block is only possible because Trewren 1) was targeted as a popular streamer and 2) somehow left his team open for the pirate to join. If a hacker has to be part of your team to close the game, it’s likely that the millions of players in the middle war zone won’t have much to worry about.
Still, remember that Warzone's cheating epidemic is a big issue that Activision hasn't addressed properly since the game was released more than a year ago. We have contacted Activision for clarification on this possible hacking and will update the story if we know more.