- Even top CoD players seem to be tempted to use hacks
- This seems to be the case with Vanguard's second-highest-ranking player pplehx
- A clip shows enemies popping behind walls for a brief moment
A CoD: Vanguard streamer that became the second in the game’s Ranked Play mode exposed himself for using wallhacks live on stream.
Pplehx Exposes Himself
Wallhacks in videogames are nothing new, and Call of Duty: Vanguard is certainly no stranger to it. The game’s players have often complained about the somewhat lackluster anti-cheat systems. And although Sledgehammer Games, Vanguard’s developer, has worked hard to diminish the number of hackers, they still show up here and there. Sometimes players even expose themselves on camera by accident, like this collegiate Call of Duty player did.
But surely, the top players of the game cannot be hackers, right? They would have been banned long before reaching their top spots. One might think that, but a recent event involving Call of Duty: Vanguard’s No. 2 ranked player might say otherwise.
It seems that pplehx, the game's second highest-ranked player, has potentially exposed himself using wallhacks on stream. A video posted by Corey “CRONE” Davis on Twitter shows the player’s stream glitch for just a second, revealing enemy players through the walls. The interesting segment, in particular, is between the 0:05 to 0:07 marks.
While streaming a game of Hardpoint on Tuscan, pplehx complained of his game “crashing”, while at the same point in time his game stuttered and revealed enemy positions through walls ever so briefly. Continuing to play it off as a crash, the player’s stream again stuttered and the enemies were no longer visible through the walls.
The Aftermath of the Incident
After the incident, CRONE also posted a screenshot of a viewer asking pplehx about the cheating, to which the player responded “I got it for diamond camo g, didn’t know how to turn them off.”
Naturally, this response was not very liked by the Internet, as it felt too convenient of an excuse. Additionally, social media was ablaze, claiming that there’s been a rise in cheaters after CoD moved to crossplay including PC gamers. PC players can usually easily hack their games. According to Treyarch’s skill rating distribution of Vanguard players about 63% of them land in the Advanced or Expert division. However, pplehx sits in the one percent of players in the Top 250 division.
It would be disheartening if many of the top players use cheats, but it seems that it is difficult to uncover if that's the case. As for pplehx, his Twitch channel remains active and it’s still unknown if he will be punished.