Warzone 2 Cheaters Can Allegedly Crash Entire Lobbies

The title is struggling with exploiters ruining the player experience.

Story Highlights

  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 has seemingly fallen prey to a new exploit, which is causing the entire lobby to crash with the push of a single button. The hack was discussed by the Twitter user ModernWarzone, and he has warned the community.
  • The Twitter user decided not to share the exact cheat as proof to ensure it is not promoted and spread further to the corners of the community.
  • The hack causes the pings to rise from normal to 999, with the huge spike leading to insufferable gameplay.
  • Infinity Ward has not officially addressed the exploit so far.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 appears to have become a target of another massive cheat recently, which has the ability to crash an entire lobby with the push of a button.

The report emerges from a prominent figure and a streamer in the community, ModernWarzone, that has warned the Warzone players about the massive hack while discussing it.

However, the Twitter user has decided not to provide the exact source when asked for proof by several users in the comments, noting, “it would directly promote the cheat providers.” The decision was made to ensure the vendors selling the tools to cheat do not gain more players and recognition in the Warzone 2 community.

Note: we have also independently stumbled upon the cheat and have decided not to mention it to make sure the exploit is not promoted further in the Warzone 2 community.

To affirm the strong rumors, several players have discussed their own experiences while playing Warzone 2. Many Twitter users doubled down on the claims made by the Twitter user ModernWarzone.

It appears the hackers use lag-switching techniques to cause large server spikes, which significantly hinders the user experience. 

I’ve been dealing with them lag switching proximity. Server spikes to 999, and they just walk up, down you, and you just come back to the gulag,” noted one user.

The ping spikes from ordinary to 999 in an instant, which leads to insufferable lag. Many more users have suffered the same dilemma, getting caught by surprise and ending up kicked out of the lobby altogether. It appears Infinity Ward’s implemented Ricochet Anti-Cheat system is unable to stop the exploit from being executed.

Furthermore, this is not the first cheat that has plagued the newly released battle royale experience. Warzone 2 appears to bear through many exploits, which leads to distressing and unfair moments in gameplay.

Generating free money from the DMZ exploit, getting obliterated through walls or glitching right into them, exploding helicopters, receiving stabs from the other end of the map, and the sort, are just among the normal everyday instances that many players face while playing Warzone 2.

The videos of the recent hack have also spread as far as the depths of TikTok reels and other social media. However, Infinity Ward has not yet made an official response in light of the new exploit. We suspect the massive hack will be fixed in one of the future patches; bringing awareness is all the community can do until then.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is the new free-to-play installment following the success of the first entry. Warzone 2 launched to critical acclaim after the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with both titles rocketing each other to new horizons. Regardless, a slew of issues remains to be squashed before Warzone 2 is free of exploits.

What are your thoughts about the Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 cheaters gaining enough power to crash entire lobbies? Do you think Infinity Ward will tackle the prominent exploit in the near future? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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