Call of Duty: Warzone, along with Modern Warfare, has a bit of a cheating problem on PC. It's gotten so frustrating that console players are opting out of crossplay to avoid them, even after Infinity Ward claimed it had doled out a whopping 70,000 bans. This week's update, however, gives the game's most dishonourable players a taste of their own medicine.
Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward is now employing a fan-favorite method to make the lives of cheaters a little harder. Starting this week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the free-to-play battle royale Warzone will send all suspected cheaters into a matchmaking pool of their own, letting script users play against each other without realizing it.
The move should provide more time to anti-cheat developers for identifying and building further defenses against the scripts being used. It should also slow down new account creation, as cheaters may take a while to recognize they are only meeting other script users and not normal players.
It's a solution that's been used in other games, and it brings me great joy to know that they'll all be having an awful time. It would, of course, be much better if they all just went away, but in the meantime we can all appreciate the schadenfreude.
Additional security updates are also on their way, while Infinity Ward is dedicating more resources to the teams working to put an end to the problem. Starting this week, players will also receive a notification in-game when a player they've reported has been banned, so hopefully it should feel like you're actually helping rather than just sending your reports into the void. The ability to report players from the killcam and spectate modes is also being added soon.
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