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Warzone Cheaters Are on the Rise According to Player Reports

Are Warzone cheaters on the rise in Season 5? According to an unhappy fan base, hackers could be back with a vengeance.

Gamers new to Call of Duty Warzone might not have ever experienced how bad cheating was back in the Verdansk days.

For the longest time, the battle royale had no dedicated anti-cheat, and although Raven Software banned hundreds of thousands of hackers, it often seemed as if there was one or more in every game.

Then Caldera came along, and shortly thereafter brought about the release of RICOCHET anti-cheat, an in-house anti-cheat built from the ground up for COD.

Warzone Season 5

Since then, cheaters are far less present in Warzone, but some fans claim that the number of malicious users appears to be spiking again.

Are Cheaters Becoming More Common in Warzone Season 5?

Although evidence is circumstantial and RICOCHET is clearly banning cheaters as they crop up, fans are reporting a rise in hackers in Warzone Season 5.

According to a popular post on the CODWarzone subreddit, it seems that many players are noticing an uptick in malicious users as of late. And while others claim to not have spotted cheaters in months, more than a few Warzone fans are venting their frustrations.

“I swear… It seems like both, Richochet and SBMM, have been switched off,” Reddit user Snowman166 writes. “Our group has run into several blatant cheaters this weekend.”

Heroes vs Villains Warzone Season 5

But have cheaters crawled out of the woodwork very recently? Some players seem to think so:

“Past week its been like every other game, before that I hadn’t seen a definite hacker for a few seasons,” Reddit user polarbearwithaspear reports.

It’s not just Reddit users that are making their voices heard either. Right now a number of Twitter accounts are also detailing their run-ins with cheating players.

It’s evident that the player in the Reddit post below is cheating, but many hackers are far more subtle with their wallhacks. Could cheating be becoming more common in Activision’s Battle Royale once again?

And that’s not all fans have been complaining about recently. Just recently, Warzone players hated the new Rebirth Island After Dark playlist, and many don’t seem impressed with Season 5 as a whole.

Thankfully, we’ve got new Warzone 2 information about to drop! Don’t miss the COD Next stream here to see the latest MW2 and Warzone 2.0 gameplay and reveals!

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Tuesday 25th of October 2022

My honest opinion is activison has turned off or loosen the anti cheat in order to collect more info for Warzone 2 and mw2. Cuss I agree the last few weeks rebirth island and FK are filled with cheaters every other game. Possibly every game but you just don’t run in to them


Sunday 23rd of October 2022

I tried so hard to enjoy this game as a new player. The blatant cheating was too much and I uninstalled it. It's just mind-boggling that some cheaters think they are actually good players. I am glad sites like Call of Shame are exposing these people.


Tuesday 18th of October 2022

It’s absolutely ridiculous. I encounter hackers nearly every single game in rebirth now. It’s even worse than the Verdansk days. It’s almost like it’s gotten to the point where people who never hack have started doing it just in order to level the playing field.


Wednesday 19th of October 2022

@Josh, yeah i have to agree. I picked the game back up a couple months ago and was able to play to some degree but the last couple weeks has made me want to never play a COD game again. Ricochet clearly isn't turned on anymore and the only thing left playing is cheaters. I said to my friends today that the only possible way I could level the playing field is to hack myself but I won't ever do that so I just uninstalled the pile of trash game now.


Tuesday 13th of September 2022

Honestly just been getting worse every day. They release free cheats and Ricochet is just absolutely pathetic. Every game people are using walls and not even trying to hide them anymore. Game is trash. Here's to praying somehow, warzone 2 actually has an anti cheat.


Wednesday 28th of September 2022

@John Doe 2, Except there is a new hack out there that allows PS and XBox players to cheer. People are openly doing it. even twitch streamser. It isn't detectable by COD because it only captures whats on the screen.

Saturday 24th of September 2022

@John Doe 2, it is go in to your settings and turn off cross platform play

John Doe 2

Friday 16th of September 2022

@John Doe,

They should make cross-platform optional. Id rather play with just console people…Way too many cheaters in Warzone, its pathetic

John Doe

Friday 16th of September 2022


1000% right! The cheating is so bad…The cross platform enables all of the computer hackers, it’s time to retire from gaming. You believe in 2022 people have to cheat in a video game, its very disturbing as well as Joe Bidens America