After what seems like an increase in cheaters during recent weeks, Infinity Ward has finally made a statement regarding the issue.
Last time Infinity Ward made a statement on Warzone cheaters was back in April. Here they announce how they banned over 10,000 cheaters and while they said they would be providing “regular updates”, it’s taken three months for a second update on the situation. This has angered many fans as they have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions on the cheating problem. Not only have fans been outraged, content creators have been too. Popular YouTubers Vikkstar123 and JackFrags have both released videos calling for Infinity Ward to take action.
Infinity Ward Finally Responds
Tonight, Infinity Ward finally made a statement on the Warzone cheating situation. They tweeted an image that had four points stating how they will battle the influx of cheaters.
- "Cheating will not be tolerated. More banwaves are coming. If you receive a ban it is for unauthorized manipulation of game data. Don’t fall for unscrupulous services offering cheats and modifications, these are fraudulent. For a list of security and enforcement policy details, please visit https://support.activision.com/mwpolicy
- Please do not use unauthorized 3rd party software to mod or hack. This includes tools such as hex editors, that equip items you have not acquired properly. We define this as cheating and there is no place for that in our game. This is a bannable offense and you risk losing your account.
- Unauthorized 3rd party software includes, but is not limited to aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stats hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors or any software used to deliberately modify game data or memory. Don’t do it. This may result in being banned.
- Avoid tutorials and services that offer ways to modify your camo. Anything that suggests altering the memory on your console or PC in order to acquire new gear, items or loadouts beyond what is offered in-game is a hack, and is considered cheating. We will enforce accordingly, which may result in being banned."
The Community Still Wants More
Many Warzone content creators are not happy with this response and still want more. Popular Twitch streamer Speros responded saying “This is laughable. How about an anti-cheat that would detect these kinda things? A ban wave will do absolutely nothing.” Along with Speros, many fans and other creators responded saying how this is not a good enough response, and merely Infinity Ward asking people not to cheat rather than taking action.
Over the next week, we will see if this affects the number of cheaters in the game. With some players coming up against them in almost every Warzone match, they will be hoping that this deters them. If not, then there is no doubt that the community will let Infinity Ward know.