The Call of Duty: Warzone hack hit the headlines again after an overabundance of top players stopped cheating.
The BBC reported on YouTuber Vikkstar’s decision to quit Activision’s free battle royale after posting a video saying Warzone was in “the worst shape it has ever been”.
Vikkstar, real name Vikram Singh Barn, has over seven million subscribers on YouTube. His video declaring his decision to quit has been viewed over a million times.
“Activision is not dealing with the number of hackers in the game,” Vikkstar said. He revealed that he encountered a hacker who was live streaming actively hacking on Facebook Gaming. “The game’s player base is now so saturated with hackers that you tend to find them in every lobby.”
Vikkstar’s decision to leave Warzone comes at a troubling time for the game. Leading players have questioned Activision’s allegedly ineffective anti-cheat, with some questioning the viability of tournaments in which hundreds of thousands of dollars are up for grabs.
“Unfortunately without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments are no longer possible,” said FaZe member Nicholas “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff. Twitter recently.
Twitch streamer Jaryd “Summit1g” Lazar also Twitter to complain about Warzone’s cheating, although later apologizes for questioning the developers’ commitment to fix the issue.
Call of Duty YouTuber Drift0r, which has over 1.5 million subscribers, recently posted a video titled “Hackers Kill Warzone! Why No Anti-Cheat !?” In it, Drift0r reveals that he regularly encounters hackers in the game.
Since Warzone was released in March 2020, it has faced a cheating issue with some console players disabling cross-play with PC players in order to avoid running into hackers.
While Activision has issued bans in the past and said it has zero tolerance for cheaters, it now appears, almost a year after its launch, Warzone is no closer to losing its reputation as game that has a piracy problem that nine months ago. .
Indeed, the problem has intensified in recent weeks, and articles on mainstream news sites such as the BBC have put Activision under increased pressure to announce new measures to tackle cheating.