Call of Duty: Warzone- Players Feel The Game Is Facing its Worse Cheater Crisis Ever

Published 05/30/2021, 12:20 PM EDT


Raven Software has been trying its best to eliminate the cheaters running rampant in Call of Duty: Warzone. The developers have previously banned over half a million accounts hacking or using third-party software to cheat. While the number does seem large and the efforts are appreciable, it doesn’t entirely solve the problem.

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In fact, if users on Reddit are to be believed, this might be the worst time for players in Warzone. Even after banning over 500,000 accounts, there are still countless cheaters that remain in the game. Unfortunately for players, they are constantly ruining games, and regular BR has become unplayable.

Call of Duty: Warzone players are witnessing cheaters in almost half their games

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When Call of Duty: Warzone initially came out, players thought their only hurdle would be strict SBMM in the lobbies. However, slowly the number of hackers started rising. The problem of cheaters was still manageable when they showed up in only 10%-20% of the games. However, over the course of last year, these numbers have only increased.

According to posts on the Warzone subreddit, the number of hackers has increased to 50%-60% of all games. Players now have to face hackers in every other game, making regular BR games more toxic than ever. Therefore, all the efforts that Raven has put into banning cheaters have technically gone to waste.

Done playing regular BR because of the cheaters from CODWarzone

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Activision needs to do a lot more for Warzone

Time and again, Activision has hailed Call of Duty: Warzone as its most passionate project. The studio has also proved this by delivering a boatload of exciting content to players. However, the content will not make players happy if the studio keeps ignoring all other aspects that actually attract players.

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Warzone still lacks a proper anti-cheat and Raven manually banning cheaters is not a long-term solution. It has been over 6 months since not only players but also content creators have been desperately asking for a functional anti-cheat. However, Warzone developers keep ignoring their demands.

Many players also complain about Warzone’s matchmaking, especially with crossplay turned off. It takes extremely long for them to find matches, and that too on servers that aren’t in their area. Clearly, Activision needs to do a lot more for Call of Duty: Warzone if it wants players to keep playing the game in the long run.

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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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