Warzone developers Raven Software have confirmed yet another ban wave has happened in the battle royale game, as they look to tackle its rampant cheating issue.
Hackers have been one of the key issues facing Warzone throughout much of its lifespan. Frustrating bugs and glitches aside, this is a problem that is driving players away and making it far less enjoyable.
Top names such as NICKMERCS have already said they quit playing in tournaments due to how rampant the cheating issue is, and the devs have been forced to take action.
On February 2, it was announced that they had banned 60,000 users that they had detected using cheats — but that might’ve just been the tip of the iceberg.
A week after that ban wave, which received mixed reactions from the community, Raven have hit cheaters with yet another.
In a tweet posted on February 9, Raven announced that they are “stepping up anti-cheat efforts on all fronts,” including another ban wave that day.
They also added that there would be “more to come,” suggesting that players can look forward to more frequent ban waves in the future, with an aim to “keep Warzone clean!”
Another ban wave today across #Warzone. Stepping up anti-cheat efforts on all fronts. More to come. Let’s keep Warzone clean!
— Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) February 9, 2021
Of course, many players will be hoping to see this become more of a common occurrence and see Raven take a far harsher and more proactive stance on hacking in Warzone.
Popular streamer StoneMountain asked them to make ban waves daily, adding that they “make new accounts as soon as they are banned.”
Just do daily ban waves, they make new accounts as soon as they are banned
— Stone (@StoneMountain64) February 10, 2021
Similarly, many of the responses are asking for the number of accounts banned in this ban wave, but Raven have not revealed it at the time of writing.
How much this affects the hacking issue in-game, only time will tell, but it’s definitely a step forward and players seem delighted at the communication and knowledge that ban waves are happening.