If there’s one thing Call of Duty players like to complain about, it’s the amount of Call of Duty hackers. With each day passing, it seems that they are getting even more out of hand. If you play Warzone which is the battle royale version of CoD, you’d encounter tons of them there.
As we all know, hacking is very common in multiplayer games. It’s really annoying when that happens. Sometimes you’d be out sniping people from a safe place. Little that you know, a wallhacker is already aiming to headshot you.
Recently, there’s a viral video showing a Call of Duty hacker in action. What makes this worse is, this kind of hacker is not the usual aim-botting or wall-hacking hacker. Based on footage uploaded from Twitter user and Twitch partner, Yungstaz6, it seems that hackers have employed a few new tricks under their sleeves.
From the footage, it can be seen that the hacker has night vision, can toggle permanent live pings on his enemies and even change their in-game name. In addition, Yungstaz6 also shared a clip of the lobby chatting with their hacker, who claimed that they’ve been using cheats for five months.
Another post from Reddit also claimed that new hackers are able to exploit weapons from the game and disconnect players. They could ‘log off’ players
Regarding this, the Call of Duty‘s Raven Software team has taken measures to suppress the amount of Call of Duty hackers, as seen from their anti cheat programs update below.
Banning Call of Duty Hackers
Weekly backend security updates include:
- Improved in-game reporting mechanisms
- Added 2-factor authentication, which has invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts
- Eliminated numerous unauthorized third party software providers
- Increased dedicated teams and resources across software development, engineering, data science, legal and monitoring
- Enhancements to our internal anti-cheat software
- Additional detection technology
- Adding new resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement
- Regular communication updates on progress; more two-way dialogue
- Zero tolerance for cheat providers
- Consistent and timely bans
Thankfully, Raven Software have responded to players regarding the problem of Call of Duty hackers.
On Call of Duty’s official website, Developer Raven Software have written that “the security and enforcement teams have additional measures coming both preventative and enforcement throughout this year to root out both cheaters and cheat providers.”
In addition, they mentioned, “We know cheaters are constantly looking for vulnerabilities, and we continue to dedicate resources 24/7 to identify and combat cheats, including aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stat hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors and any third party software that is used to manipulate game data or memory.”
As a player, you can expect massive ban wave to suspicious new accounts and a better anti cheat to overcome these issues.