'Warzone' Hackers Complain After Developer Makes It Harder For Them To Cheat
Call Of Duty: Warzone has been having a pretty serious problem with cheaters since launching back in March. Sadly, the issue has been most prevalent over on PC, where hacking the game and creating multiple free accounts is much easier to get away with.
While it's far from all PC players who are to blame for this, it's gotten so bad that Warzone players on Xbox One and PS4 have elected to switch cross-play functionality off so they don't have to deal with it. That's far from an ideal situation for anyone, right? Luckily, developer Infinity Ward recently announced new measures that should make it way harder for PC hackers to create unlimited accounts and cheat as much as they want.
Security Update: We have initiated two-step SMS authentication for new #Warzone PC users, who log in as free to play as another step to provide an additional layer of security for players.- Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) May 12, 2020
By enabling mandatory two-step SMS authentication for anyone logging in with a free Warzone account, cheaters who've previously been banned will have to create a new account with a separate phone number to the one they'd used before. Way harder than simply registering a new email address.
The good news is that these new measures already seem to be upsetting all the right people. As spotted by CharlieIntel, one Reddit user shared an incredible rant posted on a Call Of Duty forum by a hacker who's genuinely annoyed that they can no longer cheat. They're genuinely annoyed that he can no longer cheat. I just thought it was worth writing that twice so it sinks in.
Take a look at the entire rant below, which was written by someone who seems unhappy with the fact a cheat or hack they purchased has resulted in them being permanently banned under the new rules. Not to sound like Captain Hindsight over here, but I probably would've suggested just... not cheating at all.
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According the Reddit user who shared this glorious whiny scream into the void, there are forums all over the internet full of hackers and cheaters who are complaining about how hard it is for them to cheat now. You love to see it, you really do. There was some concern as to whether or not Infinity Ward's latest measures would be effective, but this seems to prove that the developer has really hit cheaters where it hurts.
Great work, team.
In other weird Call Of Duty: Warzone news players are increasingly starting to hear howling wolves across various parts of the map. The locations the wolves have been heard account for three of the map's four corners, and all near one of the many mysterious locked bunkers dotted around Verdansk.
I had a few theories, but now I like to think it's just the sound of all these cheaters crying, reverberating through the dimensions and bleeding into the game itself.
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