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Nadeshot urges Infinity Ward to fix Warzone hacking before it’s too late

Published: 2/Apr/2020 6:15 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 8:40

by Isaac McIntyre


Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has begged Infinity Ward to do something about the overload of hacking in Warzone, and warned if they don’t implement “some kind of anti-cheat software” soon, the battle royale would “die out.”

The 100 Thieves star’s warning came after he and teammates Courage, and TimtheTatman found themselves on the wrong side of a squad “blatantly hacking.” It’s an issue that also plagued the second $20k Warzone Wednesday event.

The star-studded trio dropped into one of Warzone’s more popular drop-zones, Airport. They were wiped out moments later. With pinpoint headshots and wall-bangs leaving them no chance, they had clearly fallen victim to hackers.

After sitting in stunned silence for nearly a minute, Nadeshot launched into an impassioned tirade aimed at Infinity Ward. In particular, he said he “couldn’t believe” the triple-A devs had skipped adding anti-cheat measures to Warzone.

“I just can’t believe that you create a free battle royale game, and don’t come to the market, when you release the game, with an anti-cheat software. Their solution is having a security team manually review hackers’ accounts,” Nadeshot said.

More than 50,000 hackers & cheaters have already been caught in banned in Warzone.
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More than 50,000 hackers & cheaters have already been caught in banned in Warzone.

The 100T founder was referencing Infinity Ward’s March 31 blog on the topic, which revealed how they were combating hackers. Apparently, the devs have security teams watching 24/7, and then manually banning hacking offenders.

Nadeshot wasn’t impressed, at all. There are already more than 30 million players registered to the game, he said, which means they need to do more. It’s a “great achievement,” but they’re going to let it slip away if they do nothing.

“They know that this is one of the biggest game franchises in the entire world, and they said, f**k it. Those five guys over there in that corner of this office on the third floor, they’re gonna be in charge of fending off hackers worldwide,” he continued.

“It’s Call of Duty… [they’re] a triple-A publisher. You know what? We don’t need software that can stop players from logging on with hacking abilities, with aimbots, with wall radar… It’s going to ruin the entire experience.”

Nadeshot added one final barb for the MW devs too: he invoked Riot’s much-praised decision to build upcoming FPS release Valorant with anti-cheat designs from the beginning. Infinity Ward could learn a lot from them, he said.

“I love this game, and I don’t want it to die out because of people hacking,” he said, and pointed to the League devs’ first steps into the genre as a highwater mark the Call of Duty franchise should learn from in regards to hacking.

“Riot has literally developed their game from the ground up with anti-cheats,” the 100T star explained. “They understand the amount of integrity involved in games where people want to be competitive in the game.”

This isn’t the first time the former OpTic superstar has sounded off on how Infinity Ward are managing Call of Duty’s new battle royale either. On March 25, Nadeshot took a swipe at the decision to put skill-based matching in Warzone.

For now, the devs haven’t responded, and likely won’t. Season 3 is now on the horizon for the title, along with plenty of changes. Keep your fingers crossed Infinity Ward will roll out some kind of anti-cheat measure during the new season.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett


The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.