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Call of Duty: Warzone hackers appear to be ending matches early

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It looks like there's may be a new Call of Duty: Warzone hack that lets the hacker in question end a match early.

As our friends at PC Gamer spotted, Twitch streamer BisaG10 recently shared a clip of a Call of Duty: Warzone match that prematurely ends when there are still 18 players left. Oddly enough, there's a killcam final screen that you'd usually get when a Warzone Victory happens, complete with a slow-motion snipe snot from another player (possibly the hacker in question). BisaG10 is given first place, which is even more bizarre. One of the players in the post-game chat incredulously asks, "Did he just get a nuke?"  referring to the game-ending nukes players could unleash in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare matches.

The clip was shared on ModernWarzone's Twitter account, and another user replied with the exact same situation - except there were more than three times the amount of players in their match when it ended. The other Warzone player who encountered an early ending match was also given a first place finish, so even if this is a hack, it doesn't seem to rob other players of first place. 

This could still just be a bug, but it's certainly a bizarre one as it doesn't seem to be tied to player count or ring progression. It's equally possible that hackers are rage quitting and have figured out a way to guarantee a first place finish for themselves and/or the rest of the lobby. I'd still be pissed to get booted from a match, but a first place finish is a rarity for me, so I'm not sure how I'd feel if this happened while I was playing Warzone. 

Just this February, several high-profile Call of Duty: Warzone players quit over cheating and hacking. We'll keep you updated on whether or not this is a glitch or a new hack. 

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Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.