May 23, 2022

Infinity Ward to Ban More Call of Duty Cheaters

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It seems that unfortunately cheating is still rife in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and Warzone. This means Infinity Ward has little other choice than to ban more Call of Duty cheaters.

Reportedly there has been growing backlash surrounding cheating in Call of Duty’s multiplayer and battle royale modes. In fact, IW has dedicated a large proportion of 2020 to combat it. It was believed that progress was being made, but complaints are still stacking up. Some have gone as far as saying that cheating is now worse than ever.

Infinity Ward’s Words

You can read the full statement from IW below, but if you’re short on time we’ll sum it up here.

In short, IW is cracking down on unauthorised manipulation of game data and/or memory. They then go on to list some of the offences that they consider to be cheating. These include “aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stats hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors” and any else used to modify game data or memory. Adding the plea “Don’t do it,” explaining that it may result in being banned.

A Soft Touch?

The statement has, to put it mildly, had a mixed response. This particular reddit thread clearly believes that IW haven’t gone far enough to deal with cheaters. While Infinity Ward clearly has an uphill struggle on their hands, it’s hard to disagree with the criticism that the language they used is somewhat non-committal.

All you have to do is scroll down to Warzone Subreddit to see some of the pretty shocking displays of cheating players have found.

The last banwave doesn’t appear to have done too much to stem the flow of cheaters. Hopefully IW’s decision to level a new banwave at Call of Duty cheaters will make a bigger difference than the last one. After all, it would be good if console players didn’t need to resort to turning off cross-play for fear of running into cheaters on different platforms.

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