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As Warzone bans another 50,000 accounts, it’s claimed a new Call of Duty anti-cheat system is coming
Activision is reportedly readying a new weapon to combat Call of Duty cheating
Activision issued another major Warzone ban wave on Wednesday as claims emerged that it is preparing to launch a new Call of Duty anti-cheat system.
Developer Raven Software said 50,000 Warzone accounts were banned on August 11.
A similar number of accounts were banned last month, and Activision has now issued over 500,000 Warzone permabans since the free-to-play shooter launched in March 2020.
“More importantly, we are listening and hard at work behind the scenes,” Raven said on Wednesday. “We will have more info for you soon.”
Following the developer’s tweet, reputable leaker Tom Henderson claimed Activision is creating a new anti-cheat system for the Call of Duty franchise.
“A new anti-cheat system for the next Call of Duty title has been in development for over a year,” he wrote. “The same system will be implemented into Warzone.”
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Activision said in February that it was dedicating resources “24/7 to identify and combat cheats, including aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stat hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors and any third party software that is used to manipulate game data or memory”.
Warzone’s creative director told VGC in April that he shares fan frustration over cheating in the smash hit, which has attracted over 100 million players.
Amos Hodge said he was “upset” that cheaters were “ruining some of the best work” he’d ever done.
“Cheating is handled by our security team,” he said. “But what I will say is that we have reporting tools, we ban a ton of people and no one hates the cheaters more than we do. We make this content for the players and while you’re upset that it ruined your game, I’m upset that it’s ruining some of the best work that I’ve done in my life.
“I made this content for players and I know that everyone around the team feels that way,” Hodge continued. “We put our hearts into this content, we have 100 million players, it’s been out a year, this is a huge stage and some of the best work we’ve ever done, and to have cheaters come in and ruin the game bothers us more than anyone. I know the security team are on top of it and they’re continually going to make updates.”
Call of Duty: Vanguard promotional material leaked overnight, with artwork revealing several editions, plans for an open beta and more.
Activision is reportedly planning to reveal Call of Duty: Vanguard on August 19.