Infinity Ward brings down the ban hammer on 50k Warzone cheaters

April 1, 2020
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It’s been out for less than a month, yet it seems like Call of Duty: Warzone already has a bit of a cheating problem – particularly on PC. A quick browse through the Modern Warfare subreddit will bring up dozens of examples of wall hacking and aimbots. It’s prompted some console players to opt out of cross-play entirely for fear of being lumped in with cheaters on the PC version. Just take a look at the end of one game from the perspective of a hacker, or the person showing off their Warzone hacks on TikTok.

The speed at which these hacks have appeared is likely because Warzone is attached to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – a game that’s been out since October last year, giving dubious characters plenty of time to develop hacks. But last night Infinity Ward unveiled further plans to address the problem in Warzone specifically, saying it has a “zero-tolerance” policy towards cheaters, and has been working hard to punish them.

“We have been enforcing account bans since day one of Warzone’s release,” explained the blog post. “To date, we [have] issued more than 50k permabans worldwide.”

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