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Warzone Hackers Have Moved on to Creating Hacked Lobbies

Call of Duty (COD): Warzone hackers have created their own lobbies where they can instantly max out any weapon.
Call of Duty (COD): Warzone hackers have created their own lobbies where they can instantly max out any weapon. / Activision

Call of Duty (COD): Warzone hackers have created their own lobbies where they can instantly max out any weapon.

These hackers have taken "adapt and overcome" to a whole new level. Players have discovered that some lobbies in-game are "bugged," creating a scenario where a single kill completely maximizes a weapon's level. During a recent stream, TimTheTatman, a popular COD: Warzone streamer, discovered one of these lobbies—reacting with visible confusion when his rifle hit level 70 within a few moments of dropping into the map.

Warzone Hackers Create Hacked Lobbies, Max Out Weapons

Timothy "TimTheTatman" Betar posted the clip on his verified Twitter account in the late afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 21.

"I think we have a problem," he wrote, tagging the COD brand account.

True the statement, there certainly is an issue with the minute-long clip he posted. It begins with TimTheTatman parachuting down into the map and landing behind an unsuspecting opponent. He pulls up his Gorenko Anti-Tank rifle, lines up the shot on the player, and nails him in the back of the head.

This is where the problem starts. Moments later, TimTheTatman gets a "Weapon Rank Up" notification displaying that his rifle is now level 70—the maximum in the game at the time.

"Wait, it just said my gun went up to level 70 with one kill," he says, "I just shot one guy and my gun went from level 8 to level 70."

Ricochet is meant to be adaptive, so any illicit behavior that comes to light isn't likely to stick around. DBLTAP cannot confirm whether Raven Software is aware of the discovery. Still, maybe that Krampus nerf wasn't the best idea.