Raven Software and Activision have taken a hard stance against Call of Duty: Warzone hackers by instituting several updates alongside massive ban waves. While players debate the viability of these strategies, the developers seem to be making slow progress in curbing the hacker problem. Call of Duty: Warzone‘s most recent update continued this anti-cheat system with a new ban wave cycling through the game.
So far, Call of Duty: Warzone has banned thousands of hackers from its game. Each banned account reassures the game’s community that actions are being taken to curb cheats within the game. As Call of Duty: Warzone gets more secure, players await further updates from the dedicated developers.
Raven Software announced on Twitter that another ban wave as implemented within Call of Duty: Warzone alongside an anti-cheat update. It was later confirmed to PC Gamer by Activision that the ban resulted in over 30,000 player accounts being removed from the game. This is the newest in several ban waves that have been cycling through the game since the beginning of the year. While the community may not be feeling the direct impact as of yet, it is only a matter of time before the developer gets ahead of all the cheaters within the game.
Estimated bans for this year so far are around 100,000 accounts, which is a huge number of confirmed hackers removed from the game. Despite this, Call of Duty: Warzone has millions of players, which severely lessens the impact of the banned accounts. With a majority of hackers on PC, the problem for many revolves around the game’s cross-play capabilities.
Despite the bans, many Call of Duty: Warzone fans consider it common to run into cheaters. With the game using a skill-based matchmaking system, the number of hackers appearing is directly connected to the skill of a player. Accounts with high k/d scores are more likely to fall victim to a hacker than those in the lower ranges. While this does skew the possibilities, hackers are still appearing across all skill levels within the game.
One major concern among the community is the lack of software detection. Call of Duty: Warzone hackers are able to rotate accounts and circumvent bans, and this is only possible as long as the game does not detect background programs. Despite Call of Duty: Warzone’s efforts, many cheat websites declare their programs as undetected by Activision’s anti-cheat software.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Source: PC Gamer