Infinity Ward is going to war against hackers. Cheaters playing Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare on PC now must face the consequences as matchmaking will place them together due to a recent change from developer Infinity Ward.
The studio put out an image (seen below) detailing the security changes coming to the FPS. When you report a player who you suspect is cheating, you will get a confirmation on the ban, and that player will be put into games with other suspects. If you want to report someone, a functionality will come soon that will allow you to do so in a killcam or when spectating.
Despite efforts from Infinity Ward, which banned 70,000 PC cheaters on the latest entry in the COD franchise, there are 50 million people playing Warzone across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. It has gotten to a point where console players are choosing to avoid crossplay as keyboard and mouse users are utilizing various tools to have aimbots and wallhacks, despite having an advantage of being on PC.
With the additions of extra security measures and resources getting a boost to combat hackers, it is a problem that many games face. Riot Games’ recent FPS, Valorant, has gone hard on pushing back against cheaters. Meanwhile, Ubisoft always has waves of bans when a new season begins in Rainbow Six Siege.
When this happens, we will see how it affects the future of Warzone and Modern Warefare on the PC landscape.