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Warzone 2 flying boats hack signals return of Harry Potter meta

Battle royale players will be pleased to know that an iconic battle royale exploit is back as Warzone 2 hackers take a flying boat to the skies of Al Mazrah

Warzone 2 flying boat hack: an image of a solider with a sniper rifle

Warzone 2, Activision’s latest battle royale experience, has been out and available for just over a week now – and there’s so much to talk about. But, while we were talking about how Warzone 2’s first update squashes dozens of bugs and bins Counter UAVs, it seems as though this update to the Warzone 2 patch notes has made way for another – more comical – exploit. If you’re something of a Warzone veteran, you’ll already be quite familiar with vehicles flying in-game when they shouldn’t – thanks to the ‘Harry Potter meta’. If you’re not, though, you’re in for a treat. Warzone 2 hackers have somehow recreated the iconic flying car exploit in Activision’s new battle royale using a boat.

Now, before you start getting concerned about how this is going to affect your next DMZ drop, we’re not talking about a flying container ship here; this exploit is thankfully still limited to vehicles you can control.

No, what we’re talking about is a squad of clever Warzone 2 hackers finding a way to take the RHIB tactical boat to the skies and cause chaos around Al Mazrah. So, as in-game threats go, it’s manageable – provided you have one of the best Warzone 2 loadouts at your disposal.

Spotted by Warzone 2 player ‘Co2Scorpick‘ and uploaded to YouTube, the video (which you can see for yourself below) is clearly reminiscent of the flying car hacks Warzone players have seen before – both earlier in the year and prior to Caldera’s release.

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While of course amusing, this video does little to explain just how the Warzone 2 hackers were able to recreate this exploit and take to the skies in something they shouldn’t. And, as much as we wish we had more information for you, we’re just not sure how they did it.

Thankfully, as the latter half of the above video shows, the flying boat isn’t invincible and doesn’t appear to be able to travel through walls. So, whether you’re using the best Warzone 2 assault rifle, the best Warzone 2 LMG, or the best Warzone 2 sniper rifle, you should be able to make light work of anyone terrorizing you from above. And, you might need to be prepared to, as this exploit hasn’t been noted on the Warzone 2 Trello board yet.

If you want to improve your chances against flying boats even more, you should check to make sure you’re using the best Warzone 2 settings and the best Warzone 2 FOV options. We know these aren’t going to be able to counter hacks, but they should help you be as ready as possible when a RHIB starts descending on you and your squad.