Problems with cheaters in Call of Duty has been on ongoing issue for Activision since the game went online. However, Warzone – the battle royale style Call of Duty — seems to be especially saturated with them. This week, several high-profile players have threatened to drop the game if anti-cheat measures weren’t adjusted. Call of Duty has now issued a statement promising action against hackers in Warzone.
Players have been complaining about hacking since the battle royale grew in popularity, but the audaciousness of the hackers has only worsened in 2021. YouTuber Vikkstar says “Activision isn’t addressing how many hackers there are in the game,” with a video on the subject. Vikkstar also placed blame on members of Facebook Gaming’s Level Up program who were streaming hacks and cheats on the platform. Since this video was released, Facebook has since stated that cheaters’ channels would face demonetization. Not removing them from the platform completely.
from a Facebook representative: “Cheating is not welcome on Facebook Gaming.” pic.twitter.com/5E5fqbyPnb— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 1, 2021
An update on the Call of Duty website has gone over the anti-cheat measures that already exist, along with promising to ramp up efforts to flush out the cheaters. “Today we banned 60,000 accounts for confirmed cases of using cheat software in Warzone, bringing our total to date of more than 300,000 permabans worldwide since launch.”
The post states that more action will be taken against individuals and cheat providers who create the third-party software to hack their game. They did point out that they’ve already “eliminated numerous unauthorized third party software providers.”
The developers have committed to stepping up the fight against hackers, including:
· Enhancements to our internal anti-cheat software
· Additional detection technology
· Adding new resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement
· Regular communication updates on progress; more two-way dialogue
· Zero tolerance for cheat providers
· Consistent and timely bans