Call of Duty: Warzone has undoubtedly become one of, if not the most popular, battle royale games since its release in early 2020. However, Warzone’s popularity has been marred by some incidents that have made the experience less than ideal for players.
We’re talking about the issue of hackers running rampant through the game, ruining it for everyone else with their cheats and exploits. The studio has plans to address this issue and has released a powerful statement on the matter.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release on November 5th, and we’re expecting a new integration with Call of Duty: Warzone, similar to what had happened during the release of Black Ops Cold War.
While a new map, new guns, and more are appealing for Warzone players, it is the addition of an anti-cheat system that has everyone excited. Call of Duty had doubled down on its stance against hackers and has hinted at even more to come.
The statement was posted on the official Call of Duty Twitter page and begins with them talking about the love of gaming, Call of Duty fans, and more. But the real meat of the statement is the anti-cheater stance.
Be it in Warzone or Vanguard, the statement reads, “cheating ruins the fun for everyone,” and they hope that the new anti-cheat software may be able to take care of a lot of the problems.
The last three lines of the statement are the most interesting, with the studio saying that cheaters are not welcome, and the fans will soon know what that means.
It’s tough to speculate with such vague wording but we expect it may be a much more strict anti-cheat system. For example, a new ruleset that imposes harsher penalties and bans or a system that places cheaters and hackers in one lobby forcing them to play against each other. It could even go so far as to ban players from participating in other Activision games.
A statement like this is almost like a challenge to hackers. While measures have been taken to remove them from the games before, they always find a way to return. The team behind Call of Duty has made such a strong statement, but if the issue continues, the sentiment could backfire with irate fans stating that the team is all bark and no bite.
About Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone is a first-person shooter battle royale that only supports multiplayer mode. It allows for both cross-platform and cross-progression which makes it gameplay remarkably spectacular. Unlike other battle royales, CoD: Warzone can easily house 150 players in a match while this limit is extended to 200 for some limited-time modes.
Players are offered the choice of playing two modes: Battle Royale and Plunder. To make the game interesting, large and diverse maps are packed by the game. Like any other Call of Duty arrival, Warzone too doesn’t have a shortage of weapons that can wipe out the existence of your opposition.
Call of Duty: Warzone surpassed 60 million downloads in the first two months of its release and received positive reviews from critics throughout the world.