With Call of Duty: Warzone’s hacker drama showing no signs of slowing down, a Facebook streamer has explained how he is able to cheat and conveniently resist Activision’s countermeasures.
Going by ‘Boricua Rage Gaming’ on Facebook, a streamer who considers himself a “mudder” rather than a “hacker”, has gained popularity for showing viewers the point of view of someone using cheating. Promoting transparency, he revealed exactly how he cheats in Warzone and is able to continue to do so despite the efforts of developers.
Warzone debuted in March 2020, and the Infinity Ward title biggest ban wave occurred on September 28, when about 20,000 accounts were permanently suspended due to the detection of unauthorized hacking software. Now, Treyarch and Raven Software have entered the fold along with Black Ops Cold War̵
In an interview with YouTube’s Rara that previously revealed what Warzone competitors were like reverse boosting to bot lobbies for agricultural content, Boricua Rage shared his perspective on how easy it is to hack into CoD’s battle king.
Boricua Rage, who noted that he started hacking after dying for one and started streaming his cheats live in August, explains that he “is just a normal player like the rest of us.” Further, he would rather be called a modder than a hacker because he “is not the one who broke the game.”
As for the specific process of hacking – or as he prefers it, modding – Boricua Rage found a site that he was familiar with based on reviews and easy process. He then chose to buy a hack that “spoofs” (hides its IP address) and allows for both Aim FOV (control of aimbots field of view and distance) and ESP (Extra Sensory Perception, which reveals other users’ information – capable of including placement through walls and even weapons in use).
After purchasing the hack, the next step is to avoid bans. In the September wave of bans, which Boricua Rage calls “the big, big, big, big, big, big, big ban wave,” he lost a total of 80 accounts. But that was only a small obstacle, as he claims he is able to continue using new ones every week because he has “a friend who hooks them up.”
As Boricua Rage explains, constantly creating new accounts is one way to ward off Activision’s efforts, and on the hacker side, updating engines is another. While new accounts circumvent shadow bans and permanent bans, engine makers will also update their software as soon as developers’ anti-cheat detection programs figure out their current hacks.
All in all, he explains the efforts to limit hacking as a tug-of-war between software engineers on both sides: “There are a lot of smart people out there who are countering. It’s just an endless war, you know? When they do something, it takes a little while for the other guys to catch up. ”