Call of Duty Warzone Sees Yet Another Ban Wave as Players Await an Anti-Cheat

Published 04/08/2021, 12:42 PM EDT


Players are still struggling while trying to play Call of Duty Warzone due to all the hackers. Instead of employing an anti-cheat in the game, Activision and Raven Software are manually banning cheaters. To date, there have been multiple ban waves, and the developers have permanently restricted more than half a million accounts.

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Just yesterday, Raven Software announced yet another ban wave. This time the developers have banned another 15,000 accounts from Call of Duty Warzone. Additionally, they have also said that more ban waves are coming in the future. However, even after this, players are not pleased.

Are manual bans helping clean Call of Duty Warzone?

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Manually banning players is not the solution to the hacker problem in Warzone. With it being a free game, players can simply make another account and continue hacking. It is highly possible that those included in the recent ban were new accounts of the hackers Raven has previously banned.

Moreover, until the developers actually identify and ban these hackers, they successfully manage to ruin the experience of thousands of others. A proper anti-cheat will ensure this doesn’t happen, as hackers will receive instant bans just like in other major games.

Ultimately, even though the studio is making constant efforts to keep hackers away from the game, these manual bans are not a permanent solution. Additionally, manual bans also have the scope of human errors, something even popular Twitch streamer Nickmercs has pointed out before.

Manual bans also include legitimate players

A serious issue that many players have pointed out is that these manual bans often include innocent people. Many of these approached Nick for help, who sent out a video message urging Activision to fix its algorithm. Players who spend money on skins, operators, and other in-game materials, end up losing all of it in case they get banned.

A functional anti-cheat will be a lot better than identifying hackers using third-party software. Therefore, it would ignore players who just got lucky in easier lobbies, especially if they played with their novice friends.

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Call of Duty Warzone is by far Activision’s most passionate project. Therefore, if the studio wants to ensure the game’s longevity, it has to make sure it listens to players and fixes burning issues with a more permanent solution.

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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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