Warzone and Modern Warfare will soon be combating cheaters in all new ways as Infinity Ward has revealed new plans for reporting and banning players.
Cheaters have been running rampant in Warzone since its release on March 10. From exploits that allow players to break through the map, to blatant hackers with aimbots that ruin official tournaments.
While pro players and content creators alike have vented their frustrations on the issue, IW is set to make a few drastic changes to combat these cheaters.
Cheaters are being cracked down on more than ever before.
Outlining plans to bolster the competitive integrity of both Warzone and Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward revealed a number of fixes on the way in an April 21 tweet.
Beginning this week, players that have reported suspected cheaters in-game, “will receive confirmation when a player is banned.”
This aims to further incentivize the reporting feature and keep players in the loop when their reports make a difference.
Another new measure aims to pair cheaters with fellow cheaters in their own unique lobbies. This should see a swift reduction in the number of hackers that make it into general public lobbies.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) April 22, 2020
This week will also see the implementation of new security measures under the hood to keep cheaters at bay. “Increased resources across backend tech, studio, and enforcement teams” means that developers at Infinity Ward will be cracking down on hackers more than ever before.
While it won’t be introduced this week alongside every other new feature, the post also outlined how the report-a-player feature will be fleshed out in the future.
Moving forward, players will be able to report suspected cheaters directly from killcams and while spectating. If you feel as though you were unfairly sniped across the map, or gunned down by a clear aimbot, you’ll now be able to report them straight after your death.
Cheaters will soon be matched into lobbies of their own in Warzone.
With over 50 million players jumping into the free to play battle royale title in its first month, it’s clear a reduction in cheating is a major focus for the developers.
There’s no telling if these new measures will wipe them out for good, but your lobbies should be more balanced from here on out — fingers crossed!