Call of Duty player tries to prove he’s not hacking… and accidentally proves he’s hacking

Call of Duty: Vanguard semi-pro Kenji was caught using hacks live on stream thanks to his own security camera… which he used to prove he wasn’t hacking.

According to Dexerto, the player was caught during a 2v2 tournament where he faced iLuhvly and Sasuke, who became suspicious of his actions.

Kenji attempted to clear his name after being accused of using wallhacks and used a monitor camera to demonstrate his ‘legitimate’ gameplay – only to accidentally turn out to be a cheater.

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 the positions of other players that he presumably forgot to turn off when he started streaming his monitor cam.

However, it didn’t seem to help him much – Kenji still lost the last shootout.

Since accidentally coming out, Dexerto reports that Kenji has been banned from Checkmate Gaming, the tournament platform he competed on. He has since deleted his Twitch account as well.

Hacking has become a big problem in Call of Duty lately, especially when it comes to Warzone. However, a new anti-cheat measure in Battle Royale now gives players a “damage shield” when fighting against cheaters.

“One mitigation technique we tested we call Damage Shield,” was revealed on the official Warzone blog.

“When the server detects a cheater manipulating the game in real-time, it disables the cheater’s ability to deal critical damage to other players. This nerf makes the cheater vulnerable to real players and allows #TeamRICOCHET to gather intel on a cheater’s system.”

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However, cheating isn’t just limited to battle royale. Call of Duty: Vanguard has seen an increase in hackers, with developer Activision Blizzard suggesting those caught cheating could be banned from future Call of Duty games, as well as those they are caught in.

“Permanent suspensions for security breaches can now apply across the franchise, including Call of Duty: Vanguard and all past, present and future titles in the Call of Duty franchise,” they said. Even the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta suffered from hacking issues.

If you need help racking up the kills in Call of Duty: Vanguard without cheating, check out our multiplayer tips and tricks or our handy guides to help you out.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. you can follow him Twitter. Call of Duty player tries to prove he’s not hacking… and accidentally proves he’s hacking

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