Although Call of Duty: Warzone has been a massive success for Activision and the developers that created it, the road leading there has been rocky. Like every other multiplayer game, including every other Call of Duty title, Warzone is experience in influx of cheaters who are rigging the system to their advantage. Raven Software’s Amos Hodge has responded to this, saying he’s “upset that it’s ruining some of the best work that I’ve done in my life.”
“Cheating is handled by our security team,” Hodge told VGC. “But what I will say is that we have reporting tools, we ban a ton of people and no one hates the cheaters more than we do. We make this content for the players and while you’re upset that it ruined your game, I’m upset that it’s ruining some of the best work that I’ve done in my life.”
Hodge went on to add: “We put our hearts into this content, we have 100 million players, it’s been out a year, this is a huge stage and some of the best work we’ve ever done, and to have cheaters come in and ruin the game bothers us more than anyone. I know the security team are on top of it and they’re continually going to make updates.”
It’s not like Activision has been sitting on the sidelines–the company has already permanently banned more than 475,000 accounts. They have also outlined the specific measures their taking to remain proactive in keeping cheaters away.
With as many players as Warzone has, cheating will likely always be an issue.
Warzone recently went through a big adjustment when Season Three was introduced. Verdansk was officially nuked, being replaced with Verdansk ’84. Along with the new map came a bunch of other changes, which you can see in the Season Three patch notes for Warzone.