Raven Software ‘Hard Working Behind the Scenes’ on Warzone Cheating

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Call of Duty: Warzones huge success also means that the free-to-play battle royale title is plagued by cheaters. Very few, if any, online games are safe from cheaters, but warzones cheating has gotten so bad that many top Duty content creators have actively drawn attention to it, with many actually calling the game “unplayable.” Anti-cheat is emerging as a common topic of conversation among Call of Duty fans, especially lately with how massive the in-game cheating issues have become. However, developer Raven Software may be working on some solution.

Raven tweeted that it had banned more than 50,000 accounts today, adding, “More importantly, we’re listening behind the scenes and working hard.”

While anti-cheat wasn’t specifically mentioned, saying “we’re listening” shows that Raven is well aware of the frustrations many players have with the ongoing cheating issues present in war zone. “We’ll have more information for you soon,” the studio concluded its tweet.

Raven has issued waves of prohibition in the past, but players have expressed frustration that it’s easy for cheaters to simply create new accounts to continue cheating, thanks to the fact that the game is free to play. Activision has also targeted cheat manufacturers with legal action, but it’s a big game of whack-a-mole that’s going to be hard to control the more they pop up. Some suggestions to prevent this were a better anti-cheat system for the game itself, and IP and hardware bans to make it more difficult to create new accounts. It’s not clear which one Raven is working towards.

However, with this year Duty rumors to connect with war zone in a bigger way than ever before, it’s almost certain that Raven and Sledgehammer don’t want cheating issues to be at the forefront of the conversation about the game as they continue to support its continued growth.

Cheating can come in many forms, from instant unlocking of in-game cosmetics and items, to cheats that affect other players, such as autotargeting and ‘wallhacks’, or the ability to see other players’ locations through walls. Others have made players invisible, often culminating in unfair deaths for legitimate players simply trying to enjoy the game and get a win. Console players can somewhat avoid the problems by disabling cross-play with PC players, but even the console environment isn’t completely free of cheats and hackers, especially for a game of this size.

What kind war zone anti-cheat measures Raven is working on remains to be seen, but at least the developer has made it clear that the players have been listened to and that they are working hard to fix the problem. There is even speculation that the season five delay could be a last minute push to war zone anti-cheat solution live next to the new season. Anyway, we should know more soon.

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