Call of Duty: Van­guard’s final beta week­end is still cur­rent­ly hap­pen­ing, as it was extend­ed until Sep­tem­ber 22nd across all plat­forms. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, play­ers are already deal­ing with hack­ers. This is Call of Duty: Van­guard’s sec­ond mul­ti­play­er beta week­end, which added cross-play for PlaySta­tion, Xbox, and PC. Of course, this brought cheaters with it, who are ruin­ing games for with the typ­i­cal hacks, like aim­bot and wall­hacks. A few play­ers have also post­ed clips of cheaters end­ing match­es ear­ly, with a mes­sage that states the host end­ed the game.

Activi­sion con­tin­ues to work on ban­ning cheaters in Call of Duty, with hard­ware bans from War­zone lead­ing to a ban in the Van­guard beta. While this does reduce cheat­ing, the encoun­ters with hack­ers con­tin­ue in Call of Duty.

The hack­ing in the Van­guard beta is extreme­ly con­cern­ing, because it means this could lead to anoth­er year of con­sole play­ers being bot­tle­necked into lob­bies with their own plat­form. Hope­ful­ly, once the new anti-cheat sys­tem is put in place with the inte­gra­tion of the new War­zone Pacif­ic map, the cheat­ing will dissipate. 

Call of Duty: Van­guard will arrive to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Novem­ber 5th. If you’re look­ing to pick up a copy of the game, you can check out our pre­order guide.