Activision released its free-to-play battle royale game, Call of Duty: Warzone, on March 10, 2020. It hasn’t even been a month since the game released, and Infinity Ward has already banned over 50,000 cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Hackers have been plaguing online gaming for a long time, especially in battle royale games like PUBG, Call of Duty, and Apex Legends.
Bluehole, the studio that developed PUBG PC, is continuously under fire for not being serious about hackers. The consequence of this is that millions of players are leaving PUBG PC to join other battle royale games.
But Infinity Ward is making sure not to repeat Bluehole’s mistakes. With more than 30 million players base, the studio is putting efforts to ensure fair gameplay by catching cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone.
In an official post, the developers made it clear that they are enforcing permabans since day one of Warzone’s release. Besides working on monetized content, “maintaining a level and fair playing field for everyone” is the studio’s highest priority.
The Call of Duty team works 24/7 to monitor and detect any potential use of aimbots, wallhacks, and more. The team is also working on simplifying the “UI for a more seamless reporting experience.”
We got to know another interesting thing that the COD: Warzone team doesn’t reveal its strategy to combat cheating. They like to keep it a secret so that the hackers don’t find a loophole in their approach.
It’s good to see that a studio is focusing that much on improving players’ experience. Maybe someday, Bluehole will also learn something from Infinity Ward and finally start listening to its players.