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.