Activision has given us all the details on how the Warzone anti-cheat system combats hackers.
Cheating is a huge problem for any online multiplayer game. However, Warzone seems to have it worse than all of the others.
Luckily, this new anti-cheat update shows that Warzone could finally be getting its hacker problem under control.
Warzone Anti-Cheat Update
It has been almost three months since Activision promised that improved Warzone anti-cheat was on the way and now players have finally gotten more information.
The latest update from the Call of Duty Staff has revealed what the teams do to prevent hackers from ruining Warzone. There are a number of factors in the anti-cheat efforts.
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Warzone Hacker Ban Waves
The most obvious way that Raven Software removes hackers from Warzone is by banning them. Raven very recently issued a statement that they had enacted the biggest Warzone ban wave since February and now the total number of players permanently banned is 475,000.
The Warzone anti-cheat bans are not limited to just waves either. The Call of Duty team assures that the “security and enforcement teams also issue bans daily – seven days a week – to individual offenses or repeat offenders.”
This will, of course, help reduce the number of cheaters playing Warzone, but players still think that Warzone hacking is worse than ever. Therefore, it is not enough on its own to keep Warzone hack-free.
Tackling Websites That Sell Warzone Hacks
The update also reveals that the Warzone anti-cheat measures go beyond targeting the hackers themselves. It says “We also are tackling the commercial market of cheat providers and resellers. This includes suspicious accounts, which are farmed and often sold to repeat offenders.”
With less cheats available to buy, the number of hackers would go down significantly.
This would mean also that players who use cheat software to unlock every weapon, attachment, and camo in Warzone, probably can’t get away with it anymore.
No Improved Cheat Detection Software?
Warzone players want actual anti-cheat software that detects and bans hackers automatically more than anything else. However, there has been next to no update on the development of this.
The update says it tackles hacking using “research and technology” but does not go into detail about what that entails. Hopefully, this is just to keep the methods a secret, rather than because there is very little on the software front.
Otherwise, this streamer who thinks Warzone is improving its anti-cheat too late could be proved right.
Meanwhile, players have found the first hint of the new 1980s Verdansk Warzone map. This could be arriving very soon!
Also, anti-cheat won’t remove the no-glint snipers taking over Warzone. Raven needs to fix this exploit as soon as possible.
Finally, the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 weapons have been leaked early.
(Source: Call of Duty Blog)