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News video games 19 September 2021, 18:40

author: Adam Krolak

CoD Vanguard Already Infested by Cheaters; Open Beta Extended

The open beta of Call of Duty: Vanguard has barely started, and players are already reporting problems with cheaters who spoil the fun for honest users. The good news it that the beta tests have been extended.

The open beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard has recently began, and it looks like cheaters have already infiltrated the game. While they are not as common as in the popular CoD: Warzone for now, frustrated players have started uploading videos showing users engaging in unfair practices. There was also some positive news: Sledgehammer Games has extended the Vanguard's open beta until September 22 at 10:00 AM PT.

One of the Twitter users shared a clip showing killcam, which shows a player using aimbot. The cheater easily kills several opponents, all thanks to software that automatically sets the gun on the opponents.

"Hackers in the beta already ". That's how another Twitter user commented on a video from another match, where we can admire a very similar situation.

Fans of the series do not hide their indignation and openly mock cheaters:

"Imagine hacking a game in beta. Is your self esteem really that low?," commented user Matt on Twitter.

The use of cheats is a plague in games from the Call of Duty series. It's such a common problem that the anti-cheat system is advertised by the developers as one of the key features in the upcoming Vanguard. Activision has promised that this type of solution will also be introduced this year on the PC version of CoD Warzone - immediately after the release of the latest installment.

It seems that Activision is confident and truly believes in the effectiveness of the new solution. Last month on the official account of the game we could see a video that openly mocked cheaters, and even challenged them. Developers boasted in it to ban 100 thousand "pissed off cheaters." The entire footage was commented on with the words: "We know what you’re doing. We’re coming for you."

"This is not a drill: If you cheat, we are coming for you. Banwaves are ongoing, and PC anti-cheat is arriving in Warzone later this year," the official Twitter account of Call of Duty wrote.

Activision has already issued over 600 thousand bans in CoD Warzone since the game's release in March 2020, but it still hasn't solved the problem. Due to the prevalence of cheaters, many players have quit the game.

The release of Call of Duty Vanguard is scheduled for November 5, this year. The title will appear on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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