It's no secret that the Call Of Duty franchise has a serious problem with cheaters. Call Of Duty: Warzone and, to a lesser extent, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are filled with players using aimbots and other hacks to give themselves an unfair advantage over other players. These people are the worst, and fully deserve to be banned.
That's exactly what Activision has been trying to do for the past year or so. Over the last 12 months the publisher has banned over 300,000 accounts, yet the cheaters keep coming. It's an endless cycle, and every few months Activision will unleash another wave of bans that blocks the accounts of tens of thousands of players. The majority of these bans are often justified, but occasionally innocent players will get caught in the crossfire.
Over the weekend popular Twitch streamer kd1pp found themselves banned from Call Of Duty: Warzone and Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in the space of one stream, though there's some debate as to whether or not he was actually using hacks or not.
While playing a game on Warzone's rebirth island, kd1pp fired off a suspiciously accurate round with his MP5. Seconds later, he was disconnected from the server and hit with the message cheaters receive when they've been booted for hacking. kd1pp then switched over to Black Ops Cold War to attempt to continue playing, but was almost immediately blocked from there too.
He got banned from Warzone LIVE and then raged onto Cold War and got banned there too.- KRNG ProReborn (@ProRebornYT) March 19, 2021
This is priceless. pic.twitter.com/kuwbp8rB3T
While a number of players have assumed that kd1pp must have been hacking, this wouldn't be the first time a player has been banned unfairly. He insists that he plays Call Of Duty on PlayStation 5 and therefore can't have been using hacks, but the community agrees that his MP5 kill did look a little fishy.
At the time of writing kd1pp is still active on Twitch. Given that the streaming platform tends to ban people when they've been caught out cheating, this would suggest that Twitch, at least, doesn't think anything untoward happened.
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