Cheats and Call of Duty: Warzone are still a sad duo in 2021: After a particularly bad hack last occurred, developer Raven Software takes another crack. However, the new wave of bans hardly provides any relief for players, because the cheaters can only be partially impressed by it.
But first the good news: The ban hammer has struck again, as the developers themselves announce on Twitter. According to Activision, over 30,000 cheaters are said to have lost their accounts. In the last wave of bans in February, even 60,000 profiles had to believe in it.
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That should not be the end of the flagpole, “more will come”, promise the developers. It is unclear whether this means further bans or a tightening of the anti-cheat measures. Both would be urgently needed according to experts and professional players, because in the current season 2 more and more cheats and hacks appear.
Invisible players (not) in sight
Around the same time as the new wave of bans, the fan portal ModernWarzone uncovered a new supposed hack on Twitter, which can now apparently make players completely invisible. In the video clip shown, the co-driver of an opposing team cannot be seen by the shooting player:
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Cheat oder Glitch? Meanwhile, the comments are divided as to whether this is actually a hack or a glitch. After all, only recently a bug occurred with Skin Roze, which makes the player’s head invisible.
Regardless of whether it’s cheat or glitch, cheats are still relatively widespread in Call of Duty: Warzone. This is proven almost daily by new field reports and videos on Reddit. Often it is Aimbots that capture players thanks to Killcam:
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Cheat advertising directly on Google
Getting to cheat and hack tools is now shockingly easy. In the meantime, you can even find cheat programs by simply searching on Google. If you search for relevant keywords there, you will receive paid advertising placements, which immediately lead to cheat providers:
Actually forbidden: According to Google’s advertising guidelines, such advertisements are not allowed at all. According to the so-called AdSense rules “No advertising for products or services that allow improper behavior is permitted.” According to the list, this also includes hacker software including appropriate instructions – as in the case of the Warzone cheat tools.
Cheaters are just one problem in Call of Duty: Warzone. Phil Elsner reveals here where the Battle Royale shooter also has some catching up to do:
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It is unclear whether and when Google will take action against such ads. For many players, however, it is another sign that the previous measures against cheaters are far from being sufficient. Even esports is affected after a $ 250,000 tournament was overshadowed by a cheat scandal in January.