Warzone YouTuber JGOD believes cheaters and a lack of a true anti-cheat are going to take away the chance for some content creators to compete in tournaments and events moving forward.
While Warzone has become one of the most popular games in the world, there are plenty of players that have turned away from the battle royale due to cheating.
Raven Software have banned hundreds of thousands of accounts for cheating, as everything from god mode hacks to aimbots and wallhacks have been used in Warzone.
For the most part, cheats were only being used in public matches and private tournaments were free of them. However, a number of cheaters have been exposed in recent events, causing some players to worry about the game’s competitive future.
After Twitch streamer VAFundedDad was accused of using cheats in the KARNAGE Clan Clash, some Warzone fans questioned why tournament organizers weren’t vetting players beforehand.
As one pointed out to JGOD, the streamer’s stats had seen a massive upturn recently, suggesting that something was amiss and cheats were likely being used.
“The problem is that they ruin the opportunities for others going forward,” JGOD tweeted in reply. “I can name several creators that could use an opportunity like that. There will be fewer and fewer opportunities in the future without an anti-cheat.”
The problem is that they ruin the opportunities for others going forward.
I can name several creators that could use an opportunity like that.
There will be fewer and fewer opportunities in the future without an anticheat. https://t.co/woBAA0LVNS
— James – JGOD (@JGODYT) July 22, 2021
An anti-cheat has been sat atop many players’ wishlists over the last few months as the cheating problem has worsened. Raven and Activision have said that Warzone has an anti-cheat already, but they are looking to make changes.
If the cheating continues in tournaments, it isn’t completely out of the question that smaller tournaments will be a thing of the past, while bigger things like the World Series of Warzone will likely be fine, given they’re backed by the devs.