If there’s a prevalent problem in Call of Duty: Warzone that still nowhere being fixed, it has to be Warzone cheaters. In a new blog post by Activision on the official Call of Duty website, the publisher gave an update on Warzone anti-cheat programs and the steps being taken to fend off cheaters.
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According to Activision, since launch, there have been more than 300,000 permabans doled out! Just today, over 60,000 accounts confirmed to be using cheat software in Warzone has been banned!
Since launch we’ve taken a number of dedicated actions:
· Weekly backend security updates
· Improved in-game reporting mechanisms
· Added 2-factor authentication, which has invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts
· Eliminated numerous unauthorized third party software providers
· Increased dedicated teams and resources across software development, engineering, data science, legal and monitoring
In addition, we’re increasing our efforts and capabilities in these key areas.
· Enhancements to our internal anti-cheat software
· Additional detection technology
· Adding new resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement
· Regular communication updates on progress; more two-way dialogue
· Zero tolerance for cheat providers
· Consistent and timely bans
Additionally, Activision states that they know cheaters are constantly looking for vulnerabilities, and how they are dedicating resources 24/7 to identify and combat cheaters, which include “aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stat hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors and any third party software that is used to manipulate game data or memory.”
Weekly updates for Warzone will officially be handled by Raven Software as well, so give them a follow on Twitter too.
While acknowledging Warzone’s cheater issues are a thing, this is more of a “we know there are cheaters and we are working on stomping them out,” rather than “we have a solution and it’s coming soon!” kind of thing.
Cheaters will always be in online multiplayer games, let’s hope Activision gives players proper anti-cheat programs for Warzone, and show cheaters no mercy.