The debate about what to do with suspected cheaters in online multiplayer video games is as old as online multiplayer video games themselves. No one has come up with the ideal solution yet. Despite the best efforts of developers, cheaters continue to prosper. However, the developers of Call of Duty: Warzone have come up with a novel idea to deal with suspected cheaters in their battle royale.
That idea is, basically, to let them duke it out among themselves. Starting this week, players suspected of cheating will find themselves matched against other suspected cheaters. Drop mic, exit stage left. It’s a great move, and it could actually help Infinity Ward work out if players truly are cheating. The developers can place these games, and the players in them, under much closer scrutiny. If you are actually cheating, you’re more likely to get caught.
This announcement arrives just in time for Warzone, which has been hit with a wave of cheaters recently. Console players have been complaining bitterly about the PC cheaters flooding into their games via crossplay.
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This update to matchmaking is part of a larger effort by Infinity Ward to eradicate cheating in its Call of Duty properties. Players who report suspected cheaters in Warzone and Modern Warfare will now receive confirmation in-game when a player is banned. As someone who has reported many PUBG players in the Asia region, I can tell you it is incredibly satisfying to receive the pop-up message letting you know justice has been served.
In the tweet from Infinity Ward, you can check out the other security updates the developer has put in place. Plus, it also mentions some welcome functionality that is still to come.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) April 22, 2020
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