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Call Of Duty: Warzone Can't Shake Its Hacker Problem

It looks like the hacker issue that previously plagued Call of Duty: Warzone has sadly returned.

Earlier this summer, Activision attempted to crack down on the battle royale mode's cheaters by suing third-party websites that offered wallhacks and aimbots to its player base. Infinity Ward, the development studio behind the popular game mode, also saw fit to take action against those hackers by banning them altogether. And in the process, a major decrease in Warzone hacker numbers came to pass. But even with all those actions being taken, it appears that Warzone is being tampered with via cheats all over again.


Over on the CODWarzone subreddit, several posts have popped up from passionate players that mention the increased presence of cheaters in their lobbies. One poster broke down the recurring issue in great detail under a comment labeled "Warzone is unplayable again due to hackers." "Activision – sort your sh*t out!," the poster stated. "I can't count the number of times in the last week where I've had a game ruined by a hacker. A lot of the time it's not even obvious hacking like aimbot, it's red boxing."

The subreddit poster went on to explain how he and other players are able to easily spot Warzone hackers. "Once you know there's a hacker in every lobby pretty much, you'll see it everywhere!" the poster said. "Getting followed through walls, getting people who have just landed know exactly where you are." Another sub-reddit poster who mainly plays Warzone on PS4 complained about the presence of hackers on PC servers. "Iam on ps4, i played two games with pc friend and in both lobbies there were aimbots," the poster noted. "Thats some beyond ridiculous trash. How can you even play this game on pc?"


Running into Warzone cheaters on PC seems to be expected by everyone at this point. Back in September, a popular Twitch streamer by the name of Nick "Wagnificentt" got caught during a massive ban wave of players who used a service called EngineOwning. Activision reportedly found the once undetectable cheats produced by the eponymous company. Soon after, Vice reported that close to 20,000 players received a ban due to a hacker sweep. Activision and Infinity Ward's numerous ban waves throughout 2020 have seemingly done some good, but now it appears that their efforts are being disrupted by an influx of new Warzone cheaters.

Here's hoping that Activision and Infinity Ward find a way to further remedy Warzone's hacker epidemic before the year ends.