In a clear warning to Call of Duty Warzone cheaters, Activision has shared a video of a player’s stunned reaction to being hardware banned for its crimes.
“This is not an exercise: If you cheat, we will come for you,” reads a tweet from the official Call of Duty account. “Banwaves is underway, and PC cheating on PC is coming to #Warzone later this year.”
The video in the tweet allegedly shows a real, banned Warzone cheater who says they are happy that Activision is cracking down because it can bring back content creators who left due to cheating. Earlier this year, several high-profile Warzone players left the game in protest of ongoing hacking problems that were apparently not resolved by Activision.
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“Cheating has always been against the rules of the Call of Duty Warzone. We have just banned 100,000 cheaters. There are many pissed off cheaters,” Activision said, citing its public example. “Surprisingly, not this guy.”
Digging a bit, it turns out that the cheater in the video is the TikTok user rushman360, who shared his first reaction on the social media platform last week. Recently, rushman360 also released a video that added that they had also been banned on Battle.net, presumably for Warzone cheating.
Activision and developer Raven Software have made anti-cheating measures the core of messages around the game as recently as now. During the unveiling event for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which will inspire a new Warzone map, Sledgehammer Games studio manager Aaron Halen revealed that “a whole new anti-cheating system” is on its way to Warzone along with the Vanguard integration.
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