Call Of Duty Cheater Banned After Bragging On Twitch

A CoD streamer has been banned from Twitch after accidentally revealing himself to be using cheating software.

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As the saying goes, cheaters never prosper, and that appears to be the case for at least one Call of Duty player streaming on Twitch. During a recent broadcast on Twitch, a streamer accidentally revealed himself to be a cheater in Call of Duty: Warzone. This caught the attention of Twitch itself, which banned him from the service for his conduct. Justice has been served, at least in this instance.

While bragging about how good he was at Warzone recently, streamer MrGolds had his screen showing a Windows task manager. However, underneath that window was the cheating program EngineOwning, something that didn't go unnoticed by viewers. (It's certainly bold to be that careless while bragging about how good you are.) The clip was shared online through tweets like the one below, which called for his stream to be reported to Twitch. His Twitch account is no longer available, apparently having been banned by the streaming service. It's unclear if or when he'll be back.

EngineOwning (which we will not link to here) advertises itself as an "undetected" cheat system for big-name shooters. That might be true for the game software itself, but eagle-eyed viewers weren't going to let him get away with it. The program has several settings related to "aimbot" tools, making it rather funny that he was bragging about his gunplay in the clip at the time his cheating was discovered.

Cross-play with other platforms in CoD: Modern Warfare has expanded the pool of players' experiences who can be disrupted by cheaters on PC, so any steps that CoD's developers can take to curb cheating is arguably more important than ever. A recent legal action saw another Call of Duty cheats site remove its cheat software.

Just earlier this month, Infinity Ward stressed that it would be rolling out more bans for accounts that were using third-party software, so it shouldn't come as a surprise if more players using these sorts of tools are also banned from the game itself. With Warzone also placing cheaters together in their own exclusive lobbies before, perhaps MrGolds can get a taste of his own medicine, too.

With any luck, these policies and systems will carry over to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. It's set to release in November and will bring back Zombies mode along with new content for Warzone and a brand-new multiplayer mode.

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and this is the reason why i don't dare do crossplay -even though i am sure ppl have programs on PS4 to cheat as well.

when a player vs me doesn't see me, i start to fire at them and they Jump & turn and aim directly at my head for a instant kill ..even though i have already littered them with 15-30 bullets.... i stinks of cheating. i used to get so mad now i just laugh it off and report every player who kills me - fair or not. LOL

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Does the report feature work on ps4 or xbox one? It surely wasn't on the ps3. I play BO1 and the hackers there are rampant.

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How pathetic a person can you be.

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Let me guess. Genius is now whining that it's unfair he got banned.

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@atherworld: I would love to be the guy he's whining to just so I could laugh in his face!

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i hope it is a life time ban as cheating in an online game is just dumb get good for real or dont play it

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It's a pretty great ad for EngineOwning, though.

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Anyone who donates to a gaming streamer needs their head examined. So many of them cheat or scam you in some way. I remember that guy who had been pretending to be a paraplegic for years until one day he gets up and starts waling around the room, not realizing everyone could see him. Idiot.

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@bdrtfm: that's even lower. I hope the internet took good care of him, for lulz

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@bdrtfm: That's hilarious. Do you remember the name of the streamer?

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@Duremioh: I did a search and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbtdLKZJWVY

That's gotta be the guy...hopefully he's the only one who did something like this.

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What’s the point in playing a shooter if your using software that does the shooting, loser mentality, I suppose I can see it if he’s streaming, if he’s got no real personality he’d have to be really good at the game to get views, but I guess in this case he’s just a sad Individual

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This is why I don’t trust of players. I’m sorry but you’re favorite streamers are sometimes Too good

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There are many players like him out there with weak personalities and wishes to be on a "winning" side for once.
Yeah,if you have no skill to reach that,you cheat.
It feels good,you have the upper hand,for once you can talk trash to others and look down to others and if your winningstrike is long enough,rarely ones will question your behavior.

Well sometimes it comes at price and that is when you got cought lefthanded.
Not only your online presence is ruined but all those who knew you personally and all those who knows your real name will laugh at you,yell at you and you will likely never ever recover.
So,your gaming world is ruined and probably your private life too.

With that said,this kid cought and banned is just a drop in a ocean full of cheaters

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Edited By Crazy_sahara

Was herchel using cheats too or just sexual harrassment/underage minors.

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Now think of all these "streamers" who haven't been caught. Yet, the tidal wave of morons out there, continue to pay for their livelihood with idiotic donations and fawning over them.

Humanity has reached a new low in common stupidity.

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@datriax: welcome to a terrible planet full of morons. i'd be 1st to volunteer to go to mars. 1 way ticket - i'll figure it out when i get there, just give me oxygen to breathe

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