You can be stabbed from across the map in Warzone 2 at the moment

If you thought winning a battle royale game in Warzone 2 was hard enough, there are cheaters out there who can knife you from across Al Mazrah now - oh no

Warzone 2 cheat knife cross map: an image of Reyes with an M4 in MW2

Picture this: it’s the second-to-last circle in Al Mazrah, you’re deep in Sa’id City with one plate to your name, and you’re on for a winner. Now, we can’t think of anything that would ruin this situation more than being hit with one of the best Warzone 2 sniper rifles from some unseen rooftop – well, expect for one thing. Warzone 2 players are able to knife one another from across Al Mazrah now, without even looking at them. Yeah, that would be a little worse, wouldn’t it?

If you’re sitting there reading this in disbelief, shock even, that such a thing could be possible in a battle royale shooter protected by Ricochet Anti-Cheat systems, we have some footage you’re going to want to look at.

Shared online by the unfortunate ‘AndrewEffteeyay‘, the Warzone 2 gameplay clip shows them looting a Duffel Bag cache in Sawah Village – inside a building – before being knifed by another player somewhere else on the map – on the roof of a building.

As you can see below, the two players are clearly not in melee range – and we’re not even sure they’re in the same POI, not that that should matter all that much anyway.

[MW2] first time getting hacked on in Al Mazra. from CallOfDuty

Now, we don’t know enough about cheats to be able to tell you how to replicate this – and we’re not sure we’d want to. But, you can clearly see that Warzone 2 isn’t free from people using exploits to get one-up on their opponents.

Still, using one of the best Warzone 2 guns and one of the best Warzone 2 loadouts is going to give you a fighting chance against other players out there playing fairly. As for the cheaters? We can only suggest submitting a report and moving onto the next game.

We know that isn’t an ideal solution, but there’s clearly not a lot that can be done if you come across someone able to knife you from another part of the map. We still recommend making sure you’re using the best Warzone 2 settings available; you shouldn’t come up against a cheater every game you play.