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The Season 4 Reloaded update goes live on July 14/15 at 9 PM PT / July 15 at 12 AM ET / 5 AM UK so you only have a few more hours to wait. Forbes‘Call Of Duty’ Season 4 Reloaded Update Start-Time, New Maps, Guns, Modes And More
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User Vision added that they "will no longer be developing or providing access to software that could be used to exploit [Activision]'s games," and that it was never their intent to do anything illegal.
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"This type of technology [has] other actual assistive benefits; for example, by pointing a webcam at yourself, you could control movement without the use of limbs. Unfortunately, because of its potential negative impact, I will not be developing it further," User Vision added.
While the latest version of User Vision's cheating software promoted "full auto-aim and full auto-shots" on "any game" for PC, Xbox, or PlayStation, the real appeal was machine-learning algorithms that could detect opponents that were designed to work without needing any modifications to the hardware or software running the game itself. The fact that User Vision also promoted the software as being "undetectable [and] unstoppable" in games such as Call of Duty, likely resulted in Activision being alerted.
User Vision claims that its statement was not required, but since unveiling its software the User Vision Discord and YouTube channels have been taken offline. This isn't the first time that Activision has moved to block any potential cheating in its game, as the publisher filed a lawsuit against CxCheats last year in order to protect Call of Duty: Warzone. Cheating has been a persistent problem in Warzone as Activision and Raven Software continue to shut down these efforts.
Some high-profile players have begun abandoning Warzone entirely, while Call of Duty: Mobile has seen its own fair share of trouble as Tencent and the Chinese police moved quickly to shut down a $76 million operation.
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19 July, 2021 - 12:01am
Raven has just dropped the “biggest balance update in the history of Warzone” – which mostly means all your favourite Warzone guns have probably been nerfed. The Season Four Reloaded patch knocks down damage values for dozens of weapons, including assault rifles, LMGs, snipers, and SMGs, as part of the team’s “first major step towards increasing the average time-to-kill within Warzone”.
You can get the full list of nerfs over on the official site, but it’s not the individual changes that matter, according to the devs. A given tweak “may seem quite drastic,” the devs say, “but they were made holistically and in a way that supported a lock-step increase in average TTK across multiple weapon categories.”
The nerfs largely focus on torso damage multipliers, a change the devs say was made because of how consistently you can hit somebody’s chest. “With reductions to these multipliers, we are placing a bigger emphasis on precision – a move which we feel is ultimately healthy for the game.”
The devs say their goal is to ensure there are “a myriad of options to choose from” for viable weapons, and will continue to “compress outliers”, both good and bad, so that no single weapon remains on top for too long.
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19 July, 2021 - 12:01am
A new report has emerged that sheds more light on when this year's newest entry in the Call of Duty series might be formally revealed by Activision. While the report itself doesn't give us a single date on the calendar that we should circle, instead, it asserts that we should expect to start hearing more in late August. Furthermore, it also sounds like Activision will once again be revealing this new title in some capacity via Call of Duty: Warzone.
According to DualShockers reporter Tom Henderson, who has been a reliable source of information in the past when it comes to Call of Duty, this year's entry in the long-running FPS franchise is poised to be revealed later next month. The game, which is said to be titled Call of Duty: Vanguard, is expected to be unveiled around this time because of Activision's participation in Gamescom. Notably, the annual gaming event is set to take place between August 25 and 27th, which means that a reveal for Vanguard is likely to happen within this same window.
The report goes on to also point to Call of Duty: Warzone, which contributed to the reveal of Black Ops Cold War in 2020. Once again, Activision is said to be planning to lean on Warzone in some capacity to show off the 2021 Call of Duty game. What makes this even more interesting is that the next Season of content coming to Warzone is set to begin around August 11. As such, Activision might be rolling out some new teases for Vanguard within Warzone as part of the Season 5 release before then formally revealing the game later on in the month.
As a whole, this report says that fans should keep an eye on August 18 through the 25th for the potential announcement of Call of Duty: Vanguard. While this window could obviously shift around, it makes sense for Activision to show off the project in some capacity so that it can then do a deeper dive on it during Gamescom.
So if we do end up seeing the new Call of Duty title in a little over a month, do you think you'll be excited about it? Let me know either down in the comments or hit me up on Twitter at @MooreMan12.
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19 July, 2021 - 12:01am
Activision and Raven Software continue to try and stem the tide of cheating, turning to ban waves to primarily handle the job of removing cheaters. Activision has also gotten creative in its fight against hackers by taking down YouTube videos highlighting or advertising Call of Duty: Warzone hacks and cheats. Even with all these moves, the game being free to play means there's a constant struggle to keep these players out.
Halfway through the month of July, Raven Software has given a brief security update, confirming that as of July 16, the latest banwaves removed 50,000 accounts. While that appears to be a large number, the reality is that 50,000 is actually quite small compared to Activision's claim that Warzone has over 100 million players. While removing known cheaters of any kind helps the community, many fans are indicating that this latest banwave isn't enough and more actions need to be taken.
Replies to Raven's Twitter statement came fast, with the majority of frustrated Call of Duty: Warzone players calling for more anti-cheat methods such as two-factor authentication. As of now, players who are banned can simply create a new account and continue as though nothing happened, basically invalidating the anti-cheat work done by the developers.
50,000 accounts banned, 50,000 more were made! 🤣
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.
We ran into a bunch of level 7 cheaters today. Now we know why 😂 you banned their account so they had to create new ones this morning. What a joke. 😂
The other issue seems to be the amount of people caught in the banwave who claim to be innocent and never cheated in the first place. Some Warzone players have even gone to extreme lengths to prove their innocence. This leads many in the community to question how the current anti-cheat system flags accounts and whether or not it's actually finding the correct perpetrators. For many fans, these banwaves are not going far enough to correct the actual hacking problems the game is constantly under siege from.
Same old story for me as well! account got stolen, i got it recoverd, 2 weeks later I get permanently banned for wat the hacker did. says I was the owner of the account when the manipulation of game data took place..im confused, why would i RECOVER my account if i was the Hacker?
I was permanently banned from nowhere and I have not used any type of hacks and I have invested a lot of money in that account, how bad there
In terms of cheating and hacking, things seems to be escalating for the game according to an anti-cheat Twitter account. In fact, the account warned of new Warzone hacking tools that can now infiltrate consoles, making it more of a trend instead of just on PC where the issue is currently a huge issue. Essentially, the new hacking tools utilize machine learning to send inputs to the user's controller whenever a valid target is visible. This means that hackers simply need to aim at enemies and the program will take care of the rest.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.