Twitch has banned two Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters after the game’s actress called them out on Twitter.
The two cheaters were using aimbot assists in a Warzone tournament on Friday, 12 March.
Alex Zedra, Twitch streamer and actress behind the character Mara in the game, noticed the cheating when she hosted one of the streamers on her own channel after finishing a stream.
She promptly called out the streamer on Twitter, including a clip of obvious cheating.
Others then uncovered similar clips of the streamer and her boyfriend cheating in the game and showing off his KDR (kill death ratio).
Twitch has since suspended both streamer accounts. The streamers have also deleted their Twitter accounts.
Zedra thanked Twitch in a tweet for acting so swiftly: “Thank you Twitch for banning the most toxic hackers I’ve ever come across in my five years of being on this platform. Glad I got to witness him being banned live after being called bitch and to 1v1 them as they’re blatantly hacking.”
Zedra plays the character Mara, a Warcom operator in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. The character was included in the first season battle pass of the game in December 2019.
Warzone is the game’s free-to-play online battle royale mode available across PC and consoles.
Sadly this isn’t an isolated case of cheating, with the PC version of Warzone notoriously plagued by cheaters. Although cross-play exists, many console players have switched off the option to play with PC gamers (consoles are far more difficult to hack).
Just last month, Activision (the game’s publisher) banned 60,000 accounts for cheating in Warzone, with 300,000 permanently banned since March 2020 when the game first launched.
Activision gave details in a blog post that outlines their anti-cheat programme to prevent cheaters and dedicate resources to enforcement.