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Modern Warfare & Warzone ban wave apparently banning innocent players

Published: 8/Jul/2020 14:48

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty players have claimed that their accounts were wrongly banned from Modern Warfare and Warzone following the title’s latest ban wave.

As with many online multiplayer titles, Modern Warfare and Warzone have experienced their fair share of players cheating to get advantages over their in-game opponents.

While Activision has been punishing those who are found to have used cheats, cases have seemingly spiked in recent months with one hacker even claiming that there are cheaters in almost every Warzone match.

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Modern Warfare and Warzone recently received a massive wave of player bans.

The Modern Warfare devs are continuing to combat those looking to abuse the game, with counter-measures such as frequent ban waves to prevent cheaters from ruining the average player’s experience.

However, following the latest wave, which took place around July 7, many claimed that they were wrongly punished on Modern Warfare and that even innocent players had received permanent bans.

Call of Duty fans quickly hit out at Activision following the last set of bans, calling for the publisher to address and explain many of these unusual cases.

It was suggested that the bans could also be targeted towards those who had shown signs of toxic behavior in-game, with chat messages apparently being factored into the recent wave as well.

“I’ve been told this ban wave is to clamp down on toxic behavior,” ModernWarzone explained. “In-game chat messages seem to have gotten quite a large number of people banned.”

While it is still unclear just why some of these bans have occurred, there are also concerns over the lack of an appeal process for accounts that have been permanently banned.

One user, u/Dubzilllaaa, claimed that it is “ridiculous and unacceptable” that players currently have no way of retrieving an account they invested time or money into, in the case that they were unfairly punished.

We shouldn’t be constantly fearing losing our accounts permanently and have no option to reverse it. from modernwarfare

As of now, neither Activision or Infinity Ward has addressed the concerns around the latest wave of bans.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

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Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.