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'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Developers Issue Statement On Fresh Surge In Cheating

'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Developers Issue Statement On Fresh Surge In Cheating

Cheating in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call Of Duty: Warzone has once again become a serious problem. Despite the best efforts of developer Infinity Ward to definitively combat hackers, the issue only continues to grow. The studio has now issued a statement, outlining new measures and fresh bans to stamp out cheating.

Infinity Ward confirmed in its statement, which you can see below, that "more ban waves are coming". It also explains that anyone who uses third-party apps to modify the game in any way - multiplayer hacks or not - will find themselves on the wrong end of the ban hammer.


"Please do not use unauthorised third-party software to mod or hack," the statement reads. "This includes tools such as hex editors, that equip items you have not acquired properly. We define this as cheating, and there is no place for that in our game. This is a bannable offence, and you risk losing your account.

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"Unauthorised third-party software includes, but is not limited to, aimbots, wall-hacks, trainers, stat hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors, or any software used to deliberately modify game data or memory. Don't do it."

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Cheaters in Modern Warfare and Warzone have plagued the game since launch. On PC especially, users have been able to get hold of and utilise all manner of software that lets them shoot through walls, headshot enemies with ease, and more. The problem got so bad that most console players eventually opted out of cross-play with PC completely.

Call of Duty: Warzone / Credit: Activision
Call of Duty: Warzone / Credit: Activision

Back in May, Infinity Ward enabled two-step SMS authentication for Warzone PC players in what was - at the time - considered a successful blow against cheaters. Before this, anyone banned from the free-to-play battle royale could easily create another account for free and continue cheating. Tying accounts to phone numbers provided complications for cheaters, with many genuinely complaining that cheating had become too much trouble.

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Unfortunately this didn't last long. The past couple of months have seen a serious surge in cheating once again. A lot of players have complained about getting banned for absolutely no reason, Meanwhile, some of the more audacious hackers out there are inexplicably able to get away with cheating live on-stream, despite being reported by players.

Hopefully this latest round of bans will help calm the Call Of Duty community, which is currently deeply frustrated by the entire situation. How long that quiet might last, however, remains to be seen.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Modern Warfare, infinity ward, Warzone, Call of Duty, Battle Royale, Activision, PS4

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.