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Warzone Player Hunts Down Under-Map Exploit Abusers Like a Vigilante

Warzone player and Reddit user JuuliusCaesar69 has taken it upon themselves to dole out a bit of vigilante justice in-game.
Warzone player and Reddit user JuuliusCaesar69 has taken it upon themselves to dole out a bit of vigilante justice in-game. | Activision

Warzone player and Reddit user JuuliusCaesar69 has taken it upon themselves to dole out a bit of vigilante justice in-game.

They originally uploaded a video to the CODWarzone subreddit board showcasing their actions for fellow players to see. In their post, JuuliesCaesar69 notices a few other players clip below the map using an exploit uncovered in the game. They immediately jump into action, using the exploit themselves and taking out those looking to abuse it already hiding underneath.

Their mission complete, JuuliusCaesar69 immediately exits the under-map area and hops into the cheaters' car—driving it off a cliff and into the water for good measure.

Warzone Player Hunts Down Under-Map Exploit Abusers

It wasn't long before word of their exploits began to circulate. Several other outlets and fan accounts picked up the video clip and story to broadcast it to their audience. Needless to say, Warzone players were thrilled about the development.

The replies on all accounts sang with praises for JuuliusCaesar69 and their brand of "anti-cheat" consequences. Commenters called them a "hero" and a "king"—fitting for one wearing the moniker of a once-proud ruler of Rome.

However, the most notable comments were those drawing attention to Activision and Raven Software's lack of proper anti-cheat software. Players taking matters into their own hands isn't uncommon, but in a game so marred by prolific illicit behavior as Warzone this only amplifies the developers' supposed negligence.

Reddit user BobTheMusicInc wrote, "I’m dying. Take my money. You’re the anti-cheat we deserve."

"Someone get this dude a badge! New sheriff in town, boys," wrote MN_LudaCHRIS.

"I'm gonna check that spot every time I drop in, so nobody can abuse it. Gonna blow up any cars I see," Wiggawagga69 wrote, "it's stupid this is a thing but Activision being the way they are, they won't fix it."

So far, Activision has issued statements confirming its expansion in anti-cheat software and efforts to dispose of cheaters. According to them, they have a "dedicated security team" on the case. Amos Hodge, Warzone Creative Director, noted that "no one hates the cheaters more than we do."

Raven Software has since acknowledged the problem publicly via Twitter and added it to their Trello board. They announced that a fix was "coming soon," but didn't mention a proper date.