As Call of Duty: Warzone cheating complaints ramp up, Raven issues first anti-cheat update in over two months

Technology 17 July, 2021 - 04:08am 11 views

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There has been quite the buzz around the Warzone community lately with games being ruined by hackers. Whether it’s going invisible, walling, or just aim-botting, the community has been asking for action to be taken against these cheaters.

Warzone players received some good news regarding hackers, but it still isn’t the answer the community is looking for.

While around 50,000 hackers were banned on July 16 by Raven Software, the community seems not to think this will help the free-to-play game’s cheater problem.

New Warzone ban wave from @RavenSoftware 👨‍⚖️

Hopefully this means less “pants” tags ruining matches.

— DEXERTO Call of Duty Esports News (@DexertoIntel) July 16, 2021

According to Activision, Warzone has over 100 million players so the community feels that banning less than 1% of the player base will not fix the issue of hackers running through Verdansk.

People took their frustration to the Twitter replies, with one by the name of ‘internalcnflct’ laughing at the devs because the hackers will be able to make new accounts.

50,000 accounts banned, 50,000 more were made! 🤣

— Mystery (@internalcnflct) July 16, 2021

Other players were all asking the same question: when will there be a proper anti-cheat in the game?

‘DeltaKila’ is tired of hackers and wants to know if the devs are ready to get serious about it.

Two-factor authentication would be great in order to avoiding multiple accounts.. I’m actually curious to see if your anti-cheat update is finally serious or if you are going to take us for idiots one more time.

— Rebecca (@DeltaKila) July 16, 2021

Warzone streamer Stukawaki was permanently banned live on stream in the middle of a tournament. Turns out someone hacked into his account and was cheating in Warzone lobbies. Warzone does have a two-factor authentication system and when players set it up they’ll receive two Double Battle Pass XP Tokens.

Brett Hayes along with other people are claiming that the devs are banning people that are not even hacking. So it raises attention to what Raven Software’s “anti-cheat” system consists of.

You’re booting people off that haven’t even cheated.

— Brett Hayes (@purple_hayes09) July 16, 2021

Other replies include people posting their Activision IDs claiming they were wrongfully banned while playing the game.

Raven Software have not made it public what goes into their banning process or their plans for a proper anti-cheat, but the community will not let them hear the end of it until it happens. Ban waves don’t seem to be cutting it anymore.

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Call of Duty: Warzone adds then immediately removes useful loadout feature

PC Gamer 17 July, 2021 - 06:01pm

The pre-game lobby loadout option was added earlier this week, letting you sort out your custom weapon loadouts before jumping into a match. It meant when loadout crates dropped during a match, you'd automatically be fitted with the custom loadout you sorted in the pre-game lobby, saving yourself some precious time from faffing with it mid-game (thanks, Eurogamer).

It's easily one of the better features Warzone has implemented recently, but it's brought a multitude of game-changing exploits along with it. It's caused players to be able to spawn into a game with their loadouts already equipped, as well as being able to return from the gulag with all their fighting gear intact. It's also managed to allow players to gain unlimited Dead Silence, which masks your footsteps and gives a small speed boost. It's a top-tier field upgrade in the game, so having unlimited access to it is, understandably, a little cheesy.

❗We have pushed an update to remove the pre-match lobby Loadout selection. Players will no longer begin a match with their Loadouts. This also resolves an issue with infinite Dead Silence in core BR modes. We will re-enable this feature at a later date.July 15, 2021

It's prompted Raven to remove pre-game lobby loadouts for now, tweeting last night that "players will no longer begin a match with their Loadouts," with the update also fixing "an issue with infinite Dead Silence in core BR modes." The studio says it'll re-enable the feature "at a later date," whenever that may be.

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