Call of Duty Warzone- Calls for Activision to Invest in Better Anti-Cheat Grow

Published 10/04/2020, 6:43 AM EDT


The problem of cheating in Call of Duty Warzone has plagued the community. What’s even worse is that Activision is doing a poor job of keeping the cheaters away. Players are openly hacking even while streaming on Twitch, and they seem invincible. However, CoD professional Tommey has begun a crusade to eliminate every hacker he can find. He records hackers in the game and reports them to Activision.

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Tommey has had a knack for getting hackers banned and one can say he is better than the anti-cheat Warzone currently has. He has expressed his hate towards cheaters on a public forum through a tweet online.

You know what pisses me off more than anything? Not only people who cheat but people who stream and cheat. The fucking audacity to do that shit is beyond me.

— Tommey (@Tommey) September 23, 2020

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Tommey catches another Call of Duty Warzone cheater live on stream

Tommey reached out to his fans through Twitter once again to inform them of a cheater he caught. Apparently, the cheater had used racial slurs in addition to cheating online while streaming on Twitch. Tommey reported the user, who was later banned by Twitch.

He refused to reveal the details of the user to prevent unruly players from crossing their limits. While making the announcement Tommey said, “I don’t want to post his user on here as I know some people go too far with it but our job here is done.

We got another one boys, he’s been using racial slur, cheating and his Twitch is banned. I don’t want to post his user on here as I know some people go too far with it but our job here is done. https://t.co/x2zTZKF15N

— Tommey (@Tommey) September 23, 2020

Jake Lucky from Esports Talk contacted Tommey to verify the news. Tommey gave him the player’s tag. He said that while the player did look suspicious, he couldn’t really confirm whether the player was cheating. Therefore, he thinks that Twitch banned the player for using racial slurs instead of cheating.

Nickmercs asks Activision to invest in an anti-cheat

After confirming the ban, Tommey took a dig at Activision’s anti-cheat. He mockingly highlighted how he was catching the cheaters more efficiently than the game itself.

You know what’s funny? I’m sat here taking a filthy dump and I caught this guy within five minutes.”

He added that he wishes Cold War has a better anti-cheat than Warzone.

You know what’s funny? I’m sat here taking a filthy dump and I caught this guy within five minutes. I’m praying come Cold War there is an anti-cheat in place.

— Tommey (@Tommey) September 23, 2020

Another pro player and streamer who’s frustrated with cheaters is none other than Nickmercs. He has had a few run-ins with cheaters, both while streaming and also while playing tournaments. His frustration has reached to a point where he tagged Activision while tweeting about them investing in an anti-cheat for Call of Duty Warzone.

He also warned the developers that if they don’t employ a better anti-cheat, they might start losing players soon.

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Ay bro, please @Activision – pull the trigger & make the investment. Warzone’s truly incredible, but it’s becoming harder & harder to play with all these hackers. Roll out the anti-cheat, show everybody ur about it. It’s gotta be worth it in the long run! @CallofDuty

— FaZe Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) September 23, 2020

While Activision has been putting in efforts to ban cheaters, it just hasn’t been enough. Identifying cheating softwares and mass banning might be a good solution, however it’s not happening enough.

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Should players continue to lose games to cheaters, surely they will move on to a more secure game. Gaming is all about the experience and if Activision can’t ensure a good one, or even one without such frustration, it will go into a downward spiral.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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