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Warzone Hacker Exposed After Blatant Climbing Cheat Caught on Video

One Call of Duty: Warzone player has exposed a hacker using a new type of climbing cheat.
One Call of Duty: Warzone player has exposed a hacker using a new type of climbing cheat. / Image courtesy of Activision

One Call of Duty: Warzone player has exposed a hacker using a new type of climbing cheat.

In a video posted to the CODWarzone subreddit on Wednesday, April 20, user Rip-Falcon captured what appears to be yet another cheater taking advantage of earnest players. Of course, it isn't the hacking that is noteworthy, but the style of cheat being used. In the 44-second clip, Rip-Falcon is approached and dropped by another player who seemingly scales the cliff's edge between them with no effort at all.

Sensing foul play, they titled their post "Is this style of climbing a new hack?"

Warzone Hacker Exposed After Blatant Climbing Cheat

Rip-Falcon spots an opponent at the base of the cliff, looking up, and attempts to take them out. In retaliation, the other player returns fire and then begins punching the cliff in an effort to climb it. Surprisingly, this actually works, bringing the opponent onto Rip-Falcon's level where they're eliminated within seconds.

Commenters were quick to confirm that this did, indeed, look like a new style of hacking in the online military FPS game. Once confirmed, Rip-Falcon gave a bit more detail into the situation that played out in film.

"I mean, I know the dude was hacking since he had 40 kills, but it was something I hadn't seen before. People are getting creative with the hacks. 'Go up to the side of a hill and starting punching it, you will then ascend to the top of the hill.'" They wrote.

The hack, itself, however, may not be new. According to user kunallanuk, the hack used may actually be one that simply increases melee distance being manipulated for another purpose. Others chimed in with their own experiences with this hack, as well.

Bork1138 wrote, "Yeah I came across this yesterday, was flying all over the map by meleeing."

DBLTAP cannot confirm the status of the hacker's account at the time of writing.