Call of Duty

Warzone Hackers Are Crashing Streamers' Games

Warzone hackers always seem to find new ways to ruin the games for other players.
Warzone hackers always seem to find new ways to ruin the games for other players. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Call of Duty Warzone hackers are now apparently able to force a crash onto other players, and one in particular is using the hack to target a prominent streamer.

100 Thieves-sponsored Warzone streamer Thomas "Tommey" Trewren was playing Thursday when a user with an apparently hacked username joined his lobby. Tommey says the unknown player said hello, and then a developer error appeared on Tommey's game, freezing the client and forcing a restart.

Once Tommey was back in-game, the same user reappeared in his lobby and taunted him.

"Do you have any questions that you want to ask me for Warzone?" the hacker asked. "Any at all?"

When Tommey told him no, the hacker replied, "Not even how I'm doing this?"

Tommey's game then froze again in the exact same way it had before, confirming this hacker was responsible for the first crash and showing that the exploit can be repeated with ease.

Call of Duty League on-air talent Joe "MerK" DeLuca replied to Tommey's tweets saying the same thing had happened to him recently, indicating the problem was widespread and possibly growing.It's unclear how the hacker is able to force an error on other players, but it may have something to do with the length of their name causing a database error.

Raven Software has yet to acknowledge the bug.