Warzone anti-cheat update: Two new ban waves hit 50,000 accounts

Nicholas Barth
Warzone Anti-Cheat

Hacking has been an extremely frustrating issue in Call of Duty: Warzone recently, but Raven Software is hoping its latest anti-cheat update that saw many accounts banned will help address this major problem in some capacity.

Players hacking has been one of the biggest issues that Call of Duty: Warzone has faced since it was released in 2020. With no formidable form of anti-cheat, the Call of Duty battle royale is often affected by many hackers.

Raven Software has banned many of these hackers over the course of the game’s life and recently provided the community with its latest Warzone anti-cheat update that saw a significant number of accounts that were cheating get banned.

Warzone anti-cheat

Warzone anti-cheat update

The Warzone development studio took to its Twitter account on July 16, 2021, and posted the latest Warzone anti-cheat update that saw over 50,000 accounts get banned during two ban waves that happened this week.

Raven also commented that these two most recent ban waves targeted repeat offenders, which has been one of the biggest issues facing how Warzone anti-cheat has been implemented. The free-to-play nature of the game allows cheaters to create a new account for free and start hacking.

While ban waves in the past have helped the battle royale game feel free of cheaters for periods of time, the community does not believe this form of Warzone anti-cheat is the best course of action for the game’s overall health going forward and feel a stronger preventive style of action is needed in addition to banning after the fact.

One of the most recent hacks that caught the community’s attention was one where hackers could make players unwillingly become level 1,000 and have Dark Matter camo unlocked for all of their Cold War weapons, which occurred to popular content creator NICKMERCS.

It remains to be seen how effective this latest Warzone anti-cheat update will be, but the hacking problem is arguably the biggest obstacle the popular game currently faces.

For more Warzone, check out the beneficial change that was made to ziplines in the Season 4 Reloaded update, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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