Warzone 2 hackers using vaulted sniper and players are furious

Warzone 2 St Patrick's Day sniper rifle and Warzone 2 player wearing ghillie suit
Credit: Activision

Warzone 2 St Patrick's Day sniper rifle and Warzone 2 player wearing ghillie suit
Credit: Activision

The firepower of sniper rifles in Warzone 2 often causes plenty of debate among players dropping into the action. Thanks to regular doses of weapon balancing, there are plenty of options when it comes to making an impact in long-distance duels.

Following the St Patrick’s Day event where one sniper had the ability to take down opponents in a single bullet, Infinity Ward and Raven Software locked it behind closed doors much to the annoyance of players desperate for a buff heading towards Season Three.

Despite its removal, hackers have managed to get their hands on the sniper once again and it’s ruining matches.

St Patrick's Day sniper is ruining Warzone 2

At first, the arrival of the St Patrick’s Day sniper was a welcome addition as part of a limited-time event. Now cheaters have access to it, Reddit user zhubaohi wants the developers to remove it once and for all.

“If you don’t know already, cheaters are able to use an unlock tool to use it in their loadout. That’s not acceptable,” says the player. There are other members of the community that are in agreeance. “I’m not surprised IW didn’t think about cheaters abusing it,” comments one fan growing tired of hackers impacting matches.

Although Activision launched Ricochet anti-cheat and applied it as soon as Warzone 2 launched, hackers continue to slip through the net. In recent weeks, players have slammed ‘lazy devs’ for failing to react with swift intervention to prevent the problem from becoming a widespread issue.

As zhubaohi points out, the issue is resolvable if the developers decide to remove the sniper from the game code. However, they’re not the fastest to address hacking problems meaning there’s a high chance the St Patrick’s Day sniper continues to outstay its welcome.

For more Warzone 2, take a look at our guides showcasing the best ISO Hemlock loadout along with the best SMG for close-quarters action.

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