Dr Disrespect, DrLupo, Summit1g and Others Address the Hacker issue in Call of Duty Warzone

Published 02/02/2021, 3:29 AM EST

There’s no denying the fact that hackers and cheaters are inevitable in online multiplayer games. Even the biggest developers in the world, including Epic Games and Riot Games, spend millions on creating effective anti-cheat softwares for their games. However, it seems like Activision has failed to do the same for Call of Duty Warzone. As a result, several prominent creators like Dr Disrespect, DrLupo, and Summit1g have now come forward to address the issue.

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In comparison to other games like Fortnite and Valorant, Call of Duty Warzone has an insane amount of hackers. Content creators and pros, who play the game for over 10 hours a day, are certainly the most affected by it. Surprisingly, Warzone streamer and pro player Vikkstar quit the game altogether, owing to similar reasons.

Jake Lucky, from Esports Talk, covered the entire discussion around hacking in Warzone in a recent video:

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Dr Disrespect deletes his tweet against Activision

Bobby Poff, on Twitch, went on a wild rant against Activision. While playing a tournament, the streamer consecutively faced hackers in two games which led to him calling the developers out.

“You greedy f*****s. I’m trying to make a f*****g living here!” screamed Bobby.

Even Dr Disrespect reacted to the rant, calling it a 10/10. He soon deleted this tweet, which might be because of his reputation and responsibilities as an influential personality.

Summit1g, DrLupo and G2 Lothar discuss the current state of Call of Duty Warzone

Popular content creator Summit1g also seemed frustrated with the hacker issue in Call of Duty Warzone. In a recent tweet, he complained about Activision being “ok” with the hackers in its games.

As expected, this sparked a debate between Summit1g and his fellow creators. Big names like Alanah Pearce, DrLupo, G2 Lothar stepped in the conversation, and claimed that creating anti-cheats in not as easy as it sounds.

DrLupo further explained that hackers have also gained resources and cheating has developed into an industry itself. To say the least, it is a consistent and tiring battle for the developers.

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Another issue highlighted by the aforementioned entities was the lack of trust in the players. Apparently, anti-cheat softwares require access to a user’s device to serve their purpose efficiently. A majority of users do not agree with these terms, leading to problems for the developers.

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This is a debate that might go back and forth for ages. As for now, casual players, content creators and professional players can only sit back and wait for Activision’s response.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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