Although Activision's new Ricochet anti-cheat system and kernel-level driver are fully effective, hackers have managed to evade its detection and cause more chaos in the game.
Indeed, the flying cars are akin to the Harry Potter movies and certainly not Warzone Pacific, so it was only natural that some players weren't impressed.
Warzone Pacific pirate flies in a car on Caldera
On January 19, Reddit user RedBirdsFly1 (with a perfectly fitting name) uploaded a video clip to the COD Warzone subreddit showing two pirates in a vehicle flying above Caldera.
The video is taken from the perspective of the shooter, who is seen climbing onto the vehicle while his teammate gets behind the wheel and launches them into the sky. The player then proceeds to shoot unsuspecting enemies on the ground below them.
The video received over 1 upvotes and nearly 400 comments upon posting. Based on the thread's comments, gamers had mixed reactions regarding the hack.
Some Redditors applauded the hacker's ingenuity, calling it "the best cheat they've ever seen." "Damn, I'm not even mad," one user said.
Another user compared the flying car to something from the Harry Potter movie series. "Ah, the store's new Harry Potter pack," they said. A third commented with a subtle nod to The Matrix, saying, â€œHeâ€™s starting to believe. Â»
While the hack madness is admittedly laughable, others had none of it.
Naturally, many players criticized the Ricochet anti-cheat system with mocking comments. "Waoo Ricochet, the hack made y'all stutter," said one Reddit user. Others called the hack "crass" and criticized Ricochet for not banning hackers on the spot in real time.
This latest incident isn't the only example of flying cars in Warzone Pacific. In another Reddit thread, we can see how Twitch streamer Intechs also had flying cars in their match.â–¶ Â»
Of course, we condemn Warzone Pacific cheating, but I have to give these hackers props for at least doing something funny. However, I cannot speak for the players in these matches.
Indeed, some hacks will always slip through the cracks; therefore, we encourage players to use the in-game reporting system to ensure these players are banned.
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