Call of Duty: Warzone can already be a frustrating place due to the countless cheaters, but some players are just tired of teammates who quit matches. Warzone duos, trios, or quads matches with randoms can quickly become a solo experience. Players are asking developer Raven Software to add a penalty for those who quit mid-match.
Warzone player Binarycold’s Reddit post about this frustration with randoms quitting began quite a conversation, as many other players left comments of similar frustrations. When randoms get brought down during a match, they often don’t stick around long enough to give their teammates a chance to bring them back.
Warzone’s standard battle royale mode has three different ways for players to rejoin the match. Players can get back into the game by the Gulag, where “dead” players face off in a 1v1 match to see who will earn the right to drop back in. Buy Stations allow teammates to revive fallen teammates for $4,500. Finally, a random Warzone event called Jailbreak returns all spectating players to the match.
However, a lot of squadmates are far too impatient to wait for another opportunity to jump back in, as Binarycold says, “I mean these dudes are quitting before gulag, minute they die, boom! They’re out.”
Hopefully, Raven Software will see these complaints and take them into consideration. Warzone matches could use a time-ban penalty for those who leave matches early, similar to the penalties in Black Ops Cold War’s competitive League Play mode. Treyarch penalizes players who quit matches of League Play with 15-minute suspensions.
Warzone is going to get a new anti-cheat system when Call of Duty: Vanguard is integrated later this year. If no penalty arrives for quitters right now, penalties may show up in the future when the Vanguard map is put into place.