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WoW Community Contribution: Hacking in Arenas

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With all the other bad stuff going on in Azeroth, why not add some arena one-shots to the mix?

 

Throughout today, there have been a number of threads popping up on Reddit discussing a type of hack being used in arenas. In this video (mature language if you understand Russian) you can clearly see the team being one shot as soon as they emerge from the doors. It seems like the ability used by the Butcher in Highmaul, ability_butcher_cleave.jpgCleave, is being used to deal huge amounts of damage to players in a short space of time.

 

While the players in this video have already been banned (GM joined the arena group), it seems like the hack has been publicly posted on a number of forums, meaning its more than likely to pop up in rated matches. The video was at around 2400 rating, so it's definitely present in the higher brackets.

 

If you want to read up on some of the comments and theories behind what's going on, you can join in the discussions on these two threads:

 

Video Thread

PoV Thread

 

If you encounter anyone using the same hack before it is fixed, make sure to report it ASAP. Fingers crossed it gets fixed quickly.

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I wonder why ppl use such cheats on high ranked characters while it is so obvious that you will get banned!

But then I think again, obviously they leveled up their character with bots, got to 2400 rating with scripts and now they are cheating with hacks...

Blizzard got their hands full...

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