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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 streamer fires gun out of window after dying on Warzone

Published: 5/Dec/2020 13:52 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 13:54

by Daniel Cleary

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A bizarre clip of a Call of Duty streamer has emerged, where the player fired a full magazine of a gun out of his window after dying in Warzone, during his Twitch stream.

In an intense online game, particularly battle royales like Warzone, it’s all too easy to get increasingly frustrated when games don’t go your way.

However, one Twitch streamer, who was playing under the “Faze sWiisH” gamer tag, took his post-game rage a bit too far, by taking a break from his Warzone session to empty out a full clip of his gun on-stream.

Warzone character running
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Warzone has become quite competitive since its release on March 10.

During the streamer’s broadcast, his character was killed by an enemy in-game and, while he could still wait for his Duo to buy him back him at the nearest Buy Station, he proceeded to walk towards his window in the background of the stream.

After opening the window, the streamer picked up a semi-automatic pistol, firing a full magazine directly outside and placing the gun on the table before returning to his stream.

He continued to finish out the Duos session on Warzone but the clip stirred up a lot of controversy online in the following hours, with many discussing the streamer’s actions on Reddit.

Shortly after the clip was shared, an image of what was outside the streamer’s window emerged, highlighting that behind his house (the direction he fired) appears to be a large open field area, so hopefully, no person or property was at risk of being hit.

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The view from the window out of which the streamer fired.

Despite the fact that the surrounding area seemed to be clear of people, his actions are still against the livestreaming platform’s community guidelines and can be punished by Twitch’s moderation team.

The clip has since been removed from Twitch but as of now, it is unclear whether this was the result of a ban from the platform or if it was the streamer’s doing.