More recently, the company has sought remediation by overhauling its anti-cheat system slated for release this year. Activision and Raven Software have also begun a hard crackdown on hackers by targeting cheat providers and banning repeat offenders at a hardware level.
Raven Software to crack down on Warzone hackers and cheat providers
On the 25th of August, Activision announced a warning to cheaters on Twitter, reading: "Our new PC anti-cheat is coming and we’re dedicated to rooting out active and repeat offenders today. Over 100,000 Call Of Duty accounts were banned yesterday, targeting repeat offenders and cheat providers at the source."
A warning to cheaters: our new PC anti-cheat is coming and we’re dedicated to rooting out active and repeat offenders today.— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 25, 2021
Over 100,000 #CallOfDuty accounts were banned yesterday, targeting repeat offenders and cheat providers at the source. pic.twitter.com/GVLD1sPeEn
Raven Software further noted that repeat offenders and cheat providers would be specifically targeted.
While many fans are perhaps sceptical whether this latest wave of bans will have any effect to curb cheating in Warzone, there is some upside. According to an article by NME, a TikTok creator revealed that Activision banned their account for cheating at a hardware level.
The user revealed in a video that his console was blocked and later applauded Activision for its efforts. "You guys finally got your s*** together and you have finally banned accounts."
This is arguably a great move by Activision in dissuading players from using hacks and cheats. Reinforcing hardware-level bans means that cheaters will be unable to bypass bans by simply creating new accounts.
NME notes that although the new anti-cheat measures are slated for release alongside the upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard game, it appears as though Activision has already started testing the new system with the latest ban wave.
How to report cheating in Call of Duty Warzone
Activision reminded players that if they suspect that a player is cheating or using hacks, they can report the player within the game.
The official Activision support page instructs players to:
- Press Y (Xbox) or △ (PlayStation) to open the Social menu, or select the Social tab on PC.
- Select Recent Players.
- Highlight the player you wish to report and press A (Xbox) or X (PlayStation) or select the player on PC.
- Select Report Player.
- Choose one of the available options.
Activision notes that they take reports very seriously and appreciate players bringing cheaters and offensive players to their attention. By reporting cheaters, players help to clean up Warzone and ultimately make it a more enjoyable experience for all.
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