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NICKMERCS thinks that making Warzone stats private is a “Big problem”

Activision Blizzard has recently clamped down on the visibility of stats in Warzone. NICKMERCS believes this causes big problems in the game.

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Warzone has recently undergone some big changes to its stats and leaderboards system. Activision decided to make it so that players were not allowed to see other people’s stats unless they are friends with them. FaZe member Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff believes this creates problems and controversy.

Until the last few days, it had always been possible to see other people’s stats, and for them to see yours too. However, without any real reason or warning, Activision has changed the default settings so that everyone’s statistics are now private.

Players will have to change this manually by going onto the Call of Duty website if they want it to revert to being public.

NICKMERCS has commented, believing this to cause more problems than it potentially fixes. His latest video has addressed the changes and what it is they do.

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Warzone stats issue concerns NICKMERCS

Nick gets straight into the matter by explaining why this change isn’t a good thing. He says, “Every site that we’ve ever used to track people’s K/D to see if they were naturally a cheater, is now not usable.”

He mentions that sites like CoDTracker are basically ineffective and no longer accurate ways to measure statistics in Warzone.

Nick also says: “If you match with someone and want to check if they’re cheating. Nah. If you want to make sure people aren’t tanking their K/D before a tournament. Nah. If you want to hold people accountable for reverse-boosting. Nah.”

The whole issue is that it now feels like people can be protected more and hide their cheating tactics behind closed-off stats. One major problem people have right now is that Activision hasn’t publicly addressed this sudden change yet.

But a lot of people think the decision needs to be reversed with NICKMERCS saying: “In my opinion, this needs to be changed. I thought it was a good thing that we were able to hold each other accountable for things like that. But now that we can’t, it’s kind of scary out there.”

It’s unclear whether this is supposed to be a temporary change whilst Activision is working on something in the background or if this is a permanent course of action with little-to-no explanation.

Given how negatively the settings change has been taken by the Call of Duty community, a statement or a customary Tweet will surely explain things.

Image credits: NICKMERCS, Activision Blizzard