A prominent YouTube player has discovered an exploit in Call of Duty: Warzone that allows users to access an unreleased pistol known as the Sykov. The upcoming content comes as controversy continues to rage about weapons that have been buffed in Warzone, prompting angry fans to take out their frustration on social media sites. This is part of an effort by the developers to ensure that the gameplay remains balanced and fair for all players.
The second season of Warzone is due to launch on February 24, meaning that fans should not have to wait long to get access to the new content. A trailer for Warzone’s new update released on February 16, giving fans a sneak glimpse of what they can expect from both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and the battle royale game over the coming weeks. This followed a first season which included new maps, weapons, and operators alongside a series of additional gameplay modes.
Players can unlock and use a Call of Duty: Warzone gun earlier than intended thanks to an exploit discovered by influential gamer JGOD. In a video posted to YouTube, the streamer shows users how they can get access to the leaked weapon before it officially becomes available. The Sykov pistol is seemingly meant to launch as part of Season 2 of Warzone, and is a fully-automatic gun that excels at close range. Of course, that might change by the time it is released properly, with the developer making balance changes to make the weapon fairer.
Unlocking the Sykov is a fairly simple process. Users have to finish five matches with four pistol kills and then spot a blinking green square in the Warzone menu. If that symbol does not appear, players can start a co-op survival match and access the weapon station to check their progress. Once unlocked, players can add a variety of attachments, including an 80-round magazine and an Akimbo configuration.
Recently, Raven Software issued a new patch for Warzone that fixed two problematic bugs. The glitches included invisible hit markers, so players did not know whether their shots were actually hitting enemies, along with broken XP progression for weapons in the online mode. The update seemingly fixed both issues, resolving two of the biggest recent complaints with the battle royale title.
Although it is only a matter of a few days before Season 2 of Warzone drops, fans will undoubtedly still be excited to get to experience the Sykov pistol for themselves. However, players should not get too accustomed to a weapon that will likely change significantly in the coming days and weeks as the developers tweak it to ensure it remains balanced.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.