Call of Duty: Warzone streamers IcyVixen and BeardedBanger banned from Twitch after Alex Zedra publicly called them out on Twitter.
Alex Zedra, the actress behind Mara—Warcom operator skin in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone—is a Twitch streamer herself. On March 12, after she finished her own stream , she proceeded to host another member of the community, IcyVixen, a known Call of Duty: Warzone streamer. It didn’t take long until “Mara” realized that IcyVixen was clearly hacking during a Warzone tournament.
During the stream in question, IcyVixen showed signs of suspicious accuracy when she was caught aiming at a hill, ready to pull an “impressive” shot towards the location of the enemy. We first see her gun beginning to move towards something, seemingly telegraphing the enemy’s location on the other side of the hill. Moments after her sneak peek behind the hill, she fired a spectacular shot at him. These incriminating clips clearly showed signs of hacking, leading Alex Zedra “Mara” to take the situation over to Twitter.
Alex was quick to report the situation to Twitch exposing both IcyVixen and her boyfriend, BeardedBanger, for hacking. At first, BeardedBanger rushed to defend his girlfriend against Alex’s allegations, but his involvement quickly backfired on him, as viewers started to notice suspicious activity in his own gameplay. A clip of him trying to flaunt his 5.87 KD/R, was more than enough to receive a ban as well.
Both IcyVixen and BeardedBanger play on PC, which is very easy to hack, but because of the cross-play feature, Warzone cheaters can gain an unfair advantage that also affects console players.
Luckily Twitch was quick to take action. “Thank you Twitch for banning the most toxic hackers I’ve ever come across in my 5 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 tweeted a while after.
Rest assured that both streamers are now banned from the platform despite them refusing to admit their guilt. If you are interested in knowing more, youtube BadBoy Beaman analyzed many suspicious clips of BeardedBanger in one of his recent videos.
Even though Activision has been trying to resolve the hacking issues for quite some time, Warzone is unfortunately still relatively easy to hack. Call of Duty might have aim-assist, but this alone can’t explain how some manage to trail their opponents so effectively. Raven Software keeps banning cheaters in a rapid race, but judging from the most recent discovery, hackers now have the ability to end Warzone matches whenever they like. Allegedly some hackers also managed to find ways to overcome their ban. Let’s hope that the public humiliation will be enough for some players to second-guess their decisions.