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Infinity Ward criticized for response to Warzone hackers

Published: 25/Jul/2020 16:39 Updated: 25/Jul/2020 16:41

by Daniel Cleary

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Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward have received backlash from Call of Duty players over their latest response to the cheaters in Warzone.

Since Modern Warfare released its free battle royale title, Warzone, on March 10, it has attracted many of the biggest gaming content creators, as well as millions of players around the world.

Despite its incredible popularity, Warzone and its players have endured a significant and growing number of cheaters in recent weeks and months, and called on Infinity Ward to address the problem.

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Warzone players are frustrated over the number of cheaters in Verdansk.

Infinity Ward finally issued a response on July 24, revealing that “more banwaves are coming” and warning players that they will be punished for using any mods or hacks in-game.

However, there were mixed reactions to the developer’s statement, with some Call of Duty personalities and pro players voicing their concern over the apparent lack of action taken so far.

Infinity Ward criticized for Warzone cheating response

CDL analyst and commentator Joe ‘MerK’ DeLuca highlighted the statement, later adding that this would “entice [cheaters] more,” and received plenty of replies from pro players and streamers who were also disappointed.

Call of Duty world champions, Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan were among the many to express their disappointment, mocking the devs for their approach to the issue.

“Look we’re gonna ban some people, but like in the meantime, please just don’t,” ACHES added, imitating the Warzone devs’ response.

Dallas Empire star James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks also made light of the response, joking that the cheaters would all stop after Infinity Ward’s warning.

Huntsmen and NRG Co-CEO, Hector ‘H3cz’ Rodriguez later responded to another glitch that was found in Modern Warfare, joking that the devs could just “put out a graphic” for that as well.

NRG content creator Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards also replied to the Warzone cheating post, explaining that, while he was happy with the devs addressing the issue, he would prefer that an anti-cheat system over the current ban waves.

However, despite some of the criticism, there were also top streamers such as TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS, and more that were seemingly happy with the steps being taken.


Other players have called for an anti-cheat to be added to help combat this issue, although it is unclear if Infinity Ward intends to add one anytime soon.

The Warzone devs have announced some of these ban waves before for Warzone and Modern Warfare, however, it was followed by complaints of players claiming they had been unfairly banned.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.