CALL of Duty’s creators have promised a huge “ban wave” for players who break the rules.
It’s expected that a large number of cheaters will be banned in the coming weeks.
Game makers issued a statement confirming an upcoming ban wave
This follows a massive ban wave earlier this year, which saw 50,000 unscrupulous players permanently blocked from playing Call of Duty.
Infinity Ward is expected to ban players across both Call of Duty Modern Warfare Multiplayer and Warzone.
We don’t know how many players are set to be banned, but Infinity Ward confirmed the upcoming block wave in a statement.
“Cheating will not be tolerated. More ban waves are coming,” said Infinity Ward.
Call of Duty Warzone is better for everyone when cheaters aren’t playing
“If you receive a ban, it is for unauthorised manipulation of game data.
“Don’t fall for unscrupulous services offering cheats and modifications – these are fraudulent.”
Infinity Ward reeled off a lengthy list of activities that can get you banned.
Here’s what you shouldn’t be using:
- Unauthorised 3rd-party software to mod or hack
- Hex editors that equip items you haven’t properly acquired
- Stats hacks
- Texture hacks
- Leaderboard hacks
- Any software that modifies game data or memory
- Tutorials or services that offer ways to modify your camo
- Altering the memory on your console or PC to acquire new gear, items or load outs beyond what’s offered in-game
Some of these offences will result in a permanent ban.
A permanent ban means the player’s account is never allowed to play on Call of Duty again.
It’s the toughest punishment a game maker can hand out to a player – aside from legal action.
Forms of hacking include using “aimbots” to target enemies or “wall hacks” to see through structures.
“There’s no place for cheating in games,” said Activision.
“Warzone has zero tolerance for cheaters. We take all forms of cheating very seriously.
“Maintaining a level and fair playing field for everyone is among our highest priorities.”
Activision says it has security teams monitoring Call of Duty 24/7 to investigate cheating.
And the company has promised to improve the interface for reporting cheaters in-game.
The game maker says all in-game reports are analysed and investigated.
If a player is found to be cheating – including using “hacks” – then bans will be handed out quickly.
Activision also says it will be providing a regular count on the latest number of players banned.
“Simply put there’s no place for cheating,” Activision explained.
“We recognise that there’s no single solution for combating cheaters, it’s a constant enforcement every day, 24/7.
“Rest assured, we’re committed to ensuring a fun and fair experience for everyone.”
Cheaters can also use “wallhacks” to see through opaque structures
What is Call of Duty Warzone?
Warzone is a new standalone Call of Duty game that’s free to play, even if you don’t own a copy of the shooter.
It pits 150 players against one another in a hectic battle to be last man standing and is available to download from March 10 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Players form squads of three and the new mode supports crossplay, which means people on PlayStation and Xbox will play against one another.
There are two Warzone modes available: Traditional Battle Royale and a Plunder mode.
Battle Royale games take on roughly the same rules as Fortnite, with 150 players dropping into a huge map where they fight to be the last man standing.
As the match goes on, gamers are gradually eliminated and the map gets smaller via an ever-tightening circle of poisonous gas that you must dodge to survive.
Fortnite’s own Battle Royale mode helped make the game a huge success and it seems Activision, the studio behind Modern Warfare, is following suit.
The other mode, Plunder, has players collect as much cash as they can by looting items and stealing enemies’ money across the all-new map.
In other news, we reveal the best places to land in Warzone.
And here are some Warzone Plunder tips revealed by Pro gamer Spratt.
Do you think Call of Duty has a big “cheating” problem? Let us know in the comments!