Players who are suspected of cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone will now be forced into the same matches as punishment.The news was revealed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward on Twitter, which gave fans an update about its plans for fixing the influx of cheaters into the game’s battle royale mode, Warzone.
Starting this week, the matchmaking system will check and match suspected cheaters into the same lobbies so they can duke it out. May the best aimbot win!Additional measures to support this change to the matchmaking system include notifying players when a cheating report results in a successful ban and “increased resources across backend tech, studio, and enforcement teams.”
As well as a set of dedicated security updates, Infinity Ward notes in the statement that there are still some new anti-cheat features on their way to Warzone. Namely, Report-A-Player functionality is coming to Killcam and Spectate modes, meaning players can catch hackers in the act with increased efficiency.This follows a report from last week that found Warzone console players were going to great lengths to opt-out of crossplay altogether to get away from the abundance of cheaters running riot in the PC version of the game.
Back in early April, Activision banned over 50,000 Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters, though this clearly hasn’t squashed the issue altogether.
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