Streamer Nickmercs discovered this in a random and hilarious way yesterday live on stream. Nick, who has a little experience with hackers, went into the random Duos playlist and teamed up with a self-professed hacker who explained why he cheats in Warzone.
Cheater in Warzone tells all to Nickmercs live on stream
Earlier today, Nick uploaded the video of this event to his YouTube channel. In the video, he goes over what happened and how the match of Warzone came to be.
Essentially, Nick randomly filled with a duo who happened to be hacking. Of course, the streamer didn't know this at the time.
At the beginning of the match, the hacker was boasting about his skills and how he was going to outperform Nickmercs. In response to this, Nick told his chat he was going to go hard and do everything he could to show the teammate who was better.
However, Nick and his chat quickly realized that something wasn't right with the teammate. He was hitting an insane amount of headshots in a short amount of time. Although, whenever Nick would spectate him, this skill seemed to go away. We now know that the hacker was turning off his cheats when he was being spectated.
After some talking, Nick finally got the hacker to admit what he was doing. Obviously, the teammate had cheats enabled and he fully owned up to this, to his credit. The cheater admitted to having an aimbot, a full radar of every enemy in the lobby, and see-through-walls capabilities. However, when he explained his reasoning for cheating, Nickmercs was pretty surprised. Here's what he had to say about his decision to cheat:
"I used to play this game without hacks but then every lobby I went in had hackers and I said you know what, I love this game and I want to be able to play this game but now there are hackers so if they're going to hack and they (Activision) can't do anything about it then I'm going to hack too."
Nick was a bit stunned by this answer, as most cheaters do what they do for the sheer fun of dominating the other players. However, it seems Activision's inability to nail down the hacking problem has caused even more cheaters to surface.
When originally asked about cheating, Nickmercs' teammate said "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." That's not a good sign at all for Activision and the Warzone developers.
This is a huge issue and it needs to get under control before Black Ops Cold War releases in November.