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Infinity Ward confirms more Warzone bans coming in latest cheating update

Published: 24/Jul/2020 23:33 Updated: 24/Jul/2020 23:49

by Tanner Pierce

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After being relatively silent about the issue for a while now, Infinity Ward has confirmed that they are planning on issuing a slew of new bans for Warzone cheaters in the near future.

It’s no secret that one of, if not the biggest problems with Call of Duty: Warzone is the cheaters. Pretty much ever since the day of release, cheaters have plagued the game in a variety of different ways, whether it be the use of aimbots, wallhacks, or hex editors.

While the developer did a relatively good job about issuing bans towards the beginning of the game’s life when the cheating problem went mainstream, lately the community has felt that Infinity Ward’s response to cheaters has been a bit lacking, with some people arguing it completely ruins the battle royale experience.

That, however, may be changing soon, as Infinity Ward has confirmed over Twitter that it will be sending out a fresh wave of bans in the very near future. Unfortunately, other than the confirmation that these bans will be for “unauthorized manipulation of game data”, the developer did not give any more details about the bans, including when they’ll exactly be sent out.

While the obvious assumption would be that the bans would be going out immediately, it may not be so easy. One problem is that, given the fact that the developers are working from home right now, everything is happening a bit slower than usual. This is just an inherent problem with not being in the studio.

At the same time, the developer might also be taking a bit more time on these bans, considering just a couple weeks back, players were hit with accidental bans even though they had no cheating software installed whatsoever.

The VergeHacks can give cheaters in Warzone a huge advantage.

While it’s nice to hear that more ban waves are coming, it may be too little too late. Streamers, influencers, and general players seem to be fed up with the cheating. While it’s impossible to get rid of 100% of cheaters in the game, it’ll be interesting to see just how well Infinity Ward solves the problem with the next wave.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.