A PAIR of Call of Duty pros have been accused of cheating after they smashed a world record in the game's battle royale mode, Warzone.
SuperEvan and TBE_Newbzz, two of the world's best Warzone players, got an astonishing 107 kills in a Duos vs Quads match over the weekend.
That's a whopping 22 kills higher than the previous record of 85, gaming news site Dexerto reports.
"New Duo Quads world record. Holy!" SuperEvan wrote on Twitter on Sunday alongside a screenshot of his final score.
After images of the walkover went viral, CoD fans began to question how the Warzone whizzes managed so many eliminations.
Some accused them of using nefarious tactics to get into matches filled with inexperienced players who wouldn't put up much of a fight.
Recently, CoD cheats have posted tutorials on YouTube outlining how players can use in-game exploits to land themselves in low-skill lobbies.
Players have also been known to connect via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) – an encrypted connection over the Internet – to match against amateur players who are new to the game.
The accusations levelled against SuperEvan and Newbzz were backed by stats about their lobby unearthed on the popular SBMMWarzone app.
Screenshots of the app posted to Twitter clearly show that the gamers had managed to get into a lobby categorised as "Bronze 5" difficulty.
The rating, which is based on the number of total kills and deaths (kill/death ratio) of each player, is among the lowest possible.
In fact, it puts that lobby in the bottom one per cent in the world in terms of skill level.
"Just how in the world can you explain getting into a lobby as bad as this one without using a VPN or some other kind of trick?" one fan wrote in response to SuperEvan's tweet.
"I have friends that play with VPN and even they never get a bottom 1% lobby lol".
Another said: "Great work in a lobby with an average 0.7KD [kill/death ratio]."
Some fans rode to the defence of SuperEvan and Newbz, who racked up 60 and 47 kills respectively during the Warzone romp.
One Twitter user highlighted that SuperEvans' stats show he has only played in one bronze lobby in his last 20 games.
The streamer merely "capitalised" on his good fortune to bag dozens of kills, they said.
Warzone world records have been smashed left, right and centre since the game mode merged with Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War last month.
CoD multiplayer developer Raven still has some creases to iron out, with fans complaining that overpowered new guns are dominating matches.
It remains unclear how SuperEvan and Newbz's got into their lobby, or if their record would stand if they were to be caught cheating.
If those 107 kills remain in the record books, they'll take some beating.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – what is it?
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is the latest game in the hugely popular war sim series.
It hit shelves in November and plays out at the height of nuclear tensions between the US and Soviet Russia.
The storyline follows the real-world events of the Cold War – such as the Vietnam War – but will dramatise some elements.
An early teaser trailer revealed has that the game will include a hunt for Perseus – a spy working against the US for Russia.
The Cold War was a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union, but wasn't an outright war in the conventional sense.
Instead, both nations supported "proxy wars" – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
And the fact that both nations controlled nuclear weaponry meant that neither side was willing to risk a war proper.
The period is generally said to have run from 1947 through to 1991 – when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
Out November 13, Black Ops Cold War starts at £59.99 for a standard copy rising all the way to £89.99 for the Ultimate Edition.
In other news, Warzone has been branded "unplayable" by furious players following the arrival of an ultra-deadly new gun.
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