Call of Duty

Warzone Player Exposes Glaring Cheats Still Used In-Game

One Warzone player has come forward to expose some egregious hacks that have escaped Raven Software's ban waves.
One Warzone player has come forward to expose some egregious hacks that have escaped Raven Software's ban waves. / Activision

One Warzone player has come forward to expose some egregious hacks that have escaped Raven Software's ban waves.

The player in question, Stephan "Yungstaz" Galloway, took to his Twitter page in the afternoon of Tuesday, April 13 to showcase his findings. He uploaded two videos in two connected tweets presenting the hackers and their cheats during what appears to be a recent match. Both published tweets spread like wildfire, being picked up by a handful of Warzone news outlets and drawing both disappointment and distress from players.

Warzone Player Exposes Glaring Cheats Still Used In-Game

Yungstaz's first video shows him spectating another player in the lobby. A few seconds in, the player activates a series of cheats that allows them to get an unfair edge in the game—namely highlighting every other enemy player on the map and toggling on a "night-vision" like overlay.

The second video involves him speaking with the hacker in question—whose name continues to change throughout the conversation. Supposedly, they've had their account for about five months, and make their own cheats which they've been using for the entire duration of the account.

"Hackers are evolving," he wrote, "Auto pings everyone in the lobby, has night vision goggles in Warzone, never seen this from a hacker before."

Even in the videos, he appears genuinely shocked, calling out the cheats and mass reporting the player in question. He does eventually laugh it off, but there's no disputing that level of hacking would shock any longtime player.

Hackers and cheating software aren't uncommon in Warzone. The game has been known for its infestation of illicit in-game tactics since it launched in 2020. In fact, once such publisher became the subject of an Activision lawsuit, resulting in the elimination of the website and developer involved.

Raven Software has been issuing waves of bans as the publisher and studio attempt to get a grip on the hacking—to what appears to be no avail. Neither Raven nor Activision have issued a comment or statement about the videos.