Call of Duty: Vanguard semi-pro Kenji has been caught using hacks live on stream, thanks to his own monitor cam… which he was using to try and prove he wasn’t hacking.
According to Dexerto, the player was caught out during a 2v2 tournament where he faced iLuhvly and Sasuke who became suspicious of his actions.
Attempting to clear his name after being accused of using wallhacks, Kenji used a monitor cam to showcase his ‘legitimate’ gameplay – but accidentally exposed himself as a cheater in the process.
GG’s Kenji CAUGHT 4K BOXES ON HIS MONITOR CAM! thanks to @iLuhvly the hacker detective and @CallenDisplay! #HACKERDOWN #4K pic.twitter.com/GSfef7SShH
— 🩸$asuk£🩸 (@ImSasukee) March 29, 2022
A wallhack allows players to see enemy players’ positions through walls. As you can see in the video above, Kenji’s screen shows boxes highlighting other players’ positions, which he had presumably forgotten to turn off when he began streaming his monitor cam.
That said, it didn’t seem to help him much – Kenji still lost the final gunfight.
Since accidentally outing himself, Dexerto reports that Kenji has been banned from Checkmate Gaming, the tournament platform he was competing in. He has also since deleted his Twitch account.
Hacking has become a big problem in Call of Duty of late, especially when it comes to Warzone. However, a new anti-cheat measure in the Battle Royale now gives players a “damage shield” when up against cheaters.
“One mitigation technique we’ve been testing is something we call Damage Shield,” it was revealed on the official Warzone blog.
“When the server detects a cheater is tampering with the game in real-time, it disables the cheater’s ability to inflict critical damage on other players. This mitigation leaves the cheater vulnerable to real players and allows #TeamRICOCHET to collect information about a cheater’s system.”
However, cheating isn’t just restricted to the Battle Royale. Call of Duty: Vanguard has seen an increase in hackers, with developer Activision Blizzard suggesting that those caught cheating could be banned from future Call of Duty games as well as those in which they’re caught.
“Permanent suspensions for security infractions may now apply franchise-wide, including Call of Duty: Vanguard as well as any past, present, and future titles in the Call of Duty franchise,” they said. Even the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta suffered from problems with hackers.
If you need some help racking up the kills in Call of Duty: Vanguard without cheating, check out our multiplayer tips and tricks or our handy how-to guides to help you along the way.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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