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.

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