Professional YouTuber and Twitch streamer NICKMERCS has some thoughts on the current state of Warzone, and they're not positive.
Call of Duty: Warzone changed the game, bringing the franchise into the modern era, with a brand-new battle royale. The game is free-to-play, and one of the current top-rated shooters on the market, but it isn't without its issues.
NICKMERCS, known for his daily YouTube videos that help shape the meta of Call of Duty: Warzone, is becoming fed up with the game. In a new upload, entitled "Warzone is Changing...", the pro-gamer outlined the main issue with the title.
Why Is Warzone Dying?
NICKMERCS has been complaining about Warzone hackers for a while now, and it's clear that the issue is getting to him. In this latest upload, he addresses his audience, beginning with a rather somber note:
"I wanted to talk to you about something a little more serious, the possible death of this game we play."
In the video's intro, the Warzone player mentions that he's starting to see hackers running rampant in the battle royale game. It seems that there's one or two cheating players in almost every lobby that the streamer enters, and they're becoming harder to manage.
Some of the hacking players aren't very good at the game, and that's why they're resorting to cheats, NICKMERCS points out.
"But then you got the good ones," NICKMERCS continues. "The ones who know how to get it done. And they lock right onto your head, they zap you outta the sky, they snipe you from across the map..."
The primary platform for cheaters is PC, but NICKMERCS promises that hackers are on consoles too. And even when publisher Activision bans the hackers' accounts, the individuals in question simply create a new profile and rejoin the fight.
The Reason That Warzone Hackers Are So Common
Thanks to Warzone being free-to-play, hackers can jump right into the game, even after being banned, for free. NICKMERCS calls on Activision to either buy or produce a new anti-cheat software capable of stopping the hackers before they get into the lobby in the first place.
In an ideal world, a banned player would be detected based on either hardware or their IP. Tying a ban simply to one account is clearly not working.
This isn't the first time NICKMERCS himself has asked Activision for change. Taking to Twitter earlier this week, the user asked once again that Warzone implements an anti-cheat software.
The professional Call of Duty player is still in love with the game, and likely makes a great living off it. However, it must burn the man out to not only be stream-sniped on a regular basis, but to also have hackers out to get him.
In the rest of the video, NICKMERCS partners up with fellow streamers Cloakzy and TimTheTatman in an intense game. Whilst it doesn't seem like there were hackers present in this lobby, the Warzone session is hard enough when stream viewers hop into your match.
Despite it appearing like half the lobby is out to get him, NICKMERCS clutches the Warzone Victory with a whopping 21 kill game. Hopefully Activision eventually addresses these issues, and anti-cheat makes its appearance prior to the start time of Warzone Season 6.