MW3 players are over the moon as they celebrate the latest PS5 system update that finally disables the Cronus Zen on the platform. Hurrah!
Cronus Zen is a device that allows you to alter your control inputs and can give players who use it significant advantages in competitive online games such as MW3 and Warzone.
This is a huge win for MW3 players who are sick of cheaters ruining the multiplayer experience!
PS5 Update Blocks Cronus
The latest PS5 update that released on January 24, 2024, seems to have disabled the use of the Cronus Zen on the PlayStation 5. This blocks the use of the device on any online multiplayer titles, such as MW3 and Warzone.
Cronus released an official statement, stating how the latest PS5 firmware update blocks the use of its Zen device:
The latest PlayStation 5 update is causing “an issue with Zen and the PS5”. The message goes on to urge players not to update their console as the “Zen will no longer connect to the PS5 without disconnecting” if they do.
That’s great news for MW3 fans, as cheating via the Cronus Zen has been an issue that has plagued Call of Duty’s multiplayer landscape for years.
According to this blog post from last year, the device was supposedly banned on COD’s very own RICOCHET anti-cheat system as of April 2023.
However, despite these claims, many have still encountered Cronus users during multiplayer games in MW2, MW3, and Warzone.
For example, it was only this week that players discovered a cheater in MW3 multiplayer. What was first thought to be an AI bot in MW3 Ranked Play, was instead most likely a player running an AFK script using a Cronus Zen device.
Thankfully, Sony has taken note of players abusing the Cronus device in competitive multiplayer titles and has successfully banned cheaters who use it on the PS5!
What Is Cronus?
The Cronus Zen is a third-party device that allows you to use macros and run scripting software as a way to modify controller inputs on most video game platforms.
Essentially, a Cronus device will allow users to emulate controller mouse and keyboard controller inputs in any game they see fit.
It’ll also grant players the ability to run scripts that significantly reduce recoil, increase aim assist, and run AFK scripts, amongst a countless myriad of ways to cheat in games like MW3 and Warzone.
Check out this video from YouTuber John Glasscock to show how players can cheat using the Cronus Zen device:
Previously, Cronus was almost impossible to detect by anti-cheat software, as the device does not alter the game’s code, but rather just your controller input.
However, with further advancements to anti-cheat systems such as RICOCHET and the recent PS5 firmware update, hopefully, the Cronus will soon be a thing of the past!
Fans Overjoyed as Cronus Is Disabled
MW3 fans are loving that the Cronus became disabled after the most recent PS5 firmware update!
Most feel overjoyed at the fact that yet another cheating method is no more on PS5:
One Reddit user is cautiously optimistic as they feel somewhat deterred by the fact that the update is “not mandatory”. However, as SnooTigers8974 points out, you can’t play online without updating your PS5 to the latest firmware:
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This would mean that if anyone wants to use their Cronus, they can only play games offline. Multiplayer fans, rejoice!
This is brilliant news for MW3 players who play on PS5. Many see it as “a step in the right direction” for Modern Warfare 3 and would now like to see other fixes in the game:
Overall, the PS5 software developers at Sony deserve a well-earned pat on the back – well done guys! Now, get to work on banning this AI-enabled cheat monitor and we’ll be all set.