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News video games 17 September 2021, 20:53

author: Michael Zegar

Call Of Duty: Warzone Bans Will be Upheld in Vanguard

Cheaters banned in Call of Duty: Warzone are complaining about their inability to log into the beta of Call of Duty: Vanguard. This is another step in Activision's fight against cheaters.

Beta tests for Call of Duty: Vanguardbcontinue since yesterday. Players are wondering what steps Sledgehammer Games (the studio responsible for the game) has taken in the fight against cheaters, who for months have been the scourge of Call of Duty: Warzone. As it turns out, those caught cheating in Warzone will not play the latest installment.

At this point Activision Blizzard (publisher of the game) has not issued an official statement on the matter. Recently, it announced a completely new anti-cheat system, which will appear in Vanguard at launch and by the end of the year, it will also be coming to Warzone. It seems that its user base is shared between the publisher's games.

Hardware bans - newly introduced in Warzone - are directly linked to the equipment ID of the offender thus preventing them from creating a new account and possibly continuing to use cheats on it. However, this is not a solution impossible to crack, as new software has already been developed that removes hardware IDs, and players affected by the ban can also change their hardware, e.g. motherboard, to generate a new ID.

Activision's new anti-cheat policy is sure to gain the approval of players, although probably not those unfairly banned, who were hoping to "start over" in the upcoming game. So will it manage to prevent the spread of cheats in Vanguard? We will find out after the release. The launch will already take place on November 5 on PC, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, as well as Xbox One and PS4.