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Call of Duty: Vanguard premiered on Thursday with a three-minute trailer. Curiously, the video opens with “Call of Duty presents” instead of ‘Activision presents’, which is then followed by “a Sledgehammer Games production” slate.

More telling is the trailer’s end slate, which includes logos for lead developer Sledgehammer and support studios Treyarch and Beenox, but not their parent company.

There’s no Activision logo at all in the trailer, unlike last year’s Call of Duty announcement video which prominently displayed the badge of its publisher. The only mention of Activision in the Vanguard video is in the legally required copyright small print.

It’s possible that Activision Blizzard is attempting to distance itself from its key brand during a period where the company’s reputation has been severely tarnished by numerous allegations of wrongdoing.

Last month the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, which accuses the company of failing to handle sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

The lawsuit, and Activision Blizzard’s subsequent response, led to a staff walkout accompanied by an open letter signed by thousands of current and former employees.

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick claimed during an earnings call this month that the company will “set the example” on how to handle sexual harassment and discrimination in the games industry, but its own shareholders have called this response “inadequate”.

SOC Investment Group, which owns shares in Activision Blizzard, sent a letter to the company’s lead independent director stating that CEO Bobby Kotick‘s response to the lawsuit and its subsequent employee backlash does “not go nearly far enough” to address the issues involved.

Asked how Sledgehammer was supporting its staff during the lawsuit, studio head Aaron Halon said: “We make sure we’re listening to our team and doing everything we possibly can to move things forward, to make the culture the best place to come work.”

He added: “Rather than paying lip service, we have to just continue to do it, make sure we’re focused on our culture and focused on our team. Above all, that’s the most important thing for a healthy studio. You create that, you get creative people together, and the results are going to follow that.”

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'Call of Duty: Warzone' is getting even more hacker protection

NME 19 August, 2021 - 10:20pm

New security measures from Activision has reportedly put a stop to the selling of hacked Warzone accounts.

Activision has reportedly implemented new security measures to prevent hackers from selling hacked Warzone accounts to users looking to use unlocks in the battle royale title.

A new report from VICE’s gaming division, Waypoint, states that Activision has implemented new security measures to prevent sellers from selling hacked Call of Duty: Warzone accounts.

Hacked Warzone accounts offer users a way to directly start playing with certain benefits or more importantly, having all content unlocked.

Examples of hacked accounts in Warzone include users who use tools to unlock all of the camos, skins, Operators, and more for free. According to VICE’s report, some accounts can be sold for up to $2,000, especially if the highest camos are unlocked in the account, like Damascus.

We’ve even seen many streamers can get hit with a hack that unlocked all weapons and camos for them during a hack that would occur in lobbies. That issue has since stopped, but some players who want an already leveled up account have been searching in Discord servers to buy these accounts.

Now, however, many of the sellers are complaining in the Discord that they are unable to get hacked accounts setup because of recent security changes in Warzone. Instead, these hackers are offering to unlock items within players’ own accounts, which is not safe option, since that includes hanging over account access.

“Since accounts are in short supply due to security measures changing, we’ll now be offering a variety of unlock services. In short we can help you unlock pretty much anything in [Modern Warfare / Cold War],” read a message in the Discord, reviewed by VICE.

Another Discord admin wrote a message saying, “I wish I got any good news, so far none 🙂 [Call of Duty] market is pretty much fucked in terms of lobbies and accounts.”

Multiple Discord servers and underground market sites have listed hacked accounts has “out of stock”.

When asked by users when they will have more stock of hacked accounts, an admin said: “never.” They are gone, apparently.

VICE reports that this is because of a security change Activision has implemented which allows their team to better track accounts, spoofs, and how users are able to acquire the accounts.

VICE says that it’s a new “captcha system” that dramatically slows the tools down that would allow hackers to get into accounts. And, Activision can now track and identify these accounts that are attempting to be hacked and ban them immediately.

This is leading sellers to no longer having accounts to sell to customers, putting a dramatic pause on this underground market.

Activision has come under fire by Warzone players since the game’s March 2020 launch for a variety of hackers, from aim bot, wall hacks, to account hacks. The company seems to be taking steps in the right direction now with key updates made in a variety of places and more to come.

Recently, Raven Software added in a feature that let players know if someone in their game was hacking. The kill feed message now says “[Username] has been banned.” Previously, it just grouped these users into a “disconnected” message.

A Warzone hacker was banned after he live streamed himself using cheats on Twitch. However, he claims he meant to get caught.

While Warzone is one of the most popular battle royale games, it’s no secret that it’s riddled with hackers. There are so many cheaters that many large personalities have left the game entirely.

However, there are still a lot of people streaming Warzone on Twitch and YouTube. Some of these streamers are using hacks to gain an unfair advantage in the game.

Notable Call of Duty content creator JGOD outed one of the hacker/streamers on Twitter. This lead to the streamer being banned on more than one platform. However, the streamer says he was hacking to prove a point.

The streamer known as Cptbaldy on Twitch was caught using cheats while live streaming. JGOD drew attention to the hacks via Twitter where he posted the following tweet:

Not saying you are, but how do you get player hitmarkers from Shooting Walls?

In the clip, Cptbaldy is using the new Combat Scout perk which temporarily highlights players when they are hit. However, Cptbaldy is seen aiming at the wall when he pulls the trigger. Although he isn’t aiming at his target, the opposing player takes damage and lights up orange as if they were hit.

That’s because Cptbaldy was likely using an aimbot that allows him to hit targets without aiming at them. Shortly after JGOD’s post, Warzone hacker was banned from Warzone and given a suspension from Twitch after he pulled up his menu of hacks while streaming, which you can find below:

Cptbaldy is also known as Jarred_alta98 on Twitter. After being banned, Cptbaldy claimed that he cheated to prove that the only way to get banned is to be reported by a big streamer.

He stated that he had been cheating for 3 days getting 30+ kill each game. He also states that players should be directing their negative comments to Raven Software, the developers of Warzone.

Captbaldy plans to return to Twitch to stream after his suspension is lifted. However, Twitch’s policy states that streamers caught cheating will receive a permanent ban.

3 days, 30+ kills/game, being obvious af and it took a famous streamer to get me banned… don’t mind the harassment, embarrassment & glow-up but I hope everyone’s giving this effort to @RavenSoftware

There is no doubt that the hacking situation and Raven Software’s plans to combat it going forward is one of the most discussed topics for the Call of Duty battle royale.

For more Warzone, check out this piece on hackers wearing custom skins and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Warzone is getting ready for Battle of Verdansk, the Vanguard reveal event, and things are already getting destructive with the train.

Call of Duty: Warzone is about to get a lot more interesting with the Battle of Verdansk event, which will ultimately reveal the next installment for the franchise, Vanguard.

Apart from the Season 5 launch, this event will draw a lot of attention and excitement to Warzone’s Verdansk, and it seems the impact of the event has already started with the Warzone train already being affected greatly.

The Battle of Verdansk event will be taking place on August 19 at approximately 10 AM PST, so make sure you tune in to obtain rewards and see the reveal for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Verdansk is the staple map of Warzone that the community has become fond of since its launch. Although we did see big changes when Verdansk ’84 was introduced, Vanguard’s release will see a whole new map for Warzone, so make the most of it while you can.

The impact of a new Call of Duty game releasing and integrating with Warzone can already be seen, as the Warzone train has been given an explosive update on Verdansk.

Today, players were surprised when they noticed the Warzone train wasn’t cruising around the map and creating gameplay opportunities. As it turns out, the train is now no longer operational.

The Warzone train can be found at a halt along its route with fire and debris around it. It seems the train may play an important role in the Battle of Verdanks event, with the Call of Duty Twitter page hinting at its importance: “This is what you’ve been training for… Less than 24 hours to go until the #BattleOfVerdansk

Who knows what the Battle of Verdansk will entail, but what we do know is that Call of Duty: Vanguard will change Warzone and Verdansk forever.

For more Warzone, check out our article on the top ten Call of Duty games according to those in the community.

Players often throw around the term “hitscan” but are the weapons actually hitscan? Here is what hitscan in Warzone means.

When it comes to shooters, whether they be in the first or third person, weapons will fall into one of two categories. They will either be hitscan or projectile weapons. This refers to how players take damage from bullets.

It’s important to note that all of Warzone‘s weapons are projectile. This means that the guns in the game fire actual simulated bullets. Simulated bullets can slow down or drop after being fired.

This also means that players that are shooting from a distance will have to lead their target. Leading requires you to place your crosshair slightly in front of your target so that the opponent runs into the bullet’s path.

Although all of the weapons in Warzone operate on this system, players still throw around the term “hitscan.” That’s because some weapons can be modified to make it seem like they are hitscan.

Hitscan means that bullets aren’t simulated when shots are fired. Instead, whatever is in the crosshair when the trigger is pulled will take damage regardless of distance or whether they’re moving.

Most modern FPS games have a projectile weapons system that offers a higher skill ceiling. But, again, weapons can be made to seem as if they are “hitscan” weapons.

When a Warzone player like JGOD or Timthetatman says a gun is “hitscan,” such as the recently buffed Fennec, they mean it is so good you don’t have to adjust your aim for movement or range. However, none of the weapons in Warzone are actually hitscan.

That being said, the simulated projectiles in Warzone only have semi-realistic bullet drop and velocity.

Unless players are at an incredible distance or are using a crossbow, they won’t likely feel the need to lead opponents.

For more Warzone, check out this piece on how the new Season 5 perks give players temporary wallhacks and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Best Marshal Warzone class loadout: Attachments, setup, perks

Dexerto 19 August, 2021 - 10:20pm

Season 5 of Warzone is well underway and players are getting stuck into all of the new content that Raven Software has been adding.

Whether it’s tearing up Verdansk with the TEC-9 SMG, or beaming down enemies from afar with the EM2 AR, there’s plenty of new weapons to master following the major update.

Primary guns aside, a new secondary has also been added to Cold War and Warzone in the form of the Marshal. This bulky break action pistol deals a serious amount of damage at close range, and with the right attachments, it can be top-tier alongside a versatile AR.

So, without further ado, let’s break down exactly what attachments and loadout you should be running with the newly added Marshal.

While the handgun will never be a weapon that can pick off enemies from afar, the boost in range will ensure it always does maximum damage in those close encounters.

Most importantly, remember to use the Duel Weild Stock attachment to significantly boost the gun’s damage at close range, as two Marshal will always be better than one in most cases.

Finally, it’s best to leave the other attachments slots unused as the incendiary ammo will decrease the initial damage of the Marshal and the optic will remove the ability to use Dual Wield.

All you need to do is land one headshot with any handgun in 15 different games, these being in either Warzone or Cold War multiplayer.

To complete this challenge quickly, we recommend heading into Cold War as the matches are much quicker and it’s a lot easier to complete weapon challenges.

So, there you have it, that’s the best Marshal loadout in Warzone’s current meta. Don’t forget to check out our Call of Duty homepage for all the latest news, guides, and leaks.

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