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Warzone devs confirm another ban wave to remove cheaters before Season 2

Published: 23/Feb/2021 12:02

by Connor Bennett

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Warzone developers Raven Software have confirmed that they’ve dished out another large ban wave to players who have been cheating and hacking in the battle royale ahead of Season 2.

Since releasing last March, Warzone has cemented itself along with Apex Legends and Fortnite as one of the premier offerings in the battle royale market. 

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It’s gone from strength to strength over the last year, but one big problem has loomed large – cheating. Players have been able to pick up wallhacks, aimbots, as well as other exploits to ruin the experience for others. 

It’s something that fans have complained about, with many turning away from Warzone and making something else their main game until the game is cleaned up. As such, the devs have started a real push to rid the game of hackers, rolling out large ban waves at different points and shutting down cheat sellers. 

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Despite Warzone’s popularity, hackers and cheats still run riot in Verdansk.

At the start of February, the devs dished out a ban wave that reportedly took down over 60,000 cheaters, and they were back at it again a week later, taking down an unknown amount of hackers.

In an additional third follow-up wave, the developers confirmed that they’ve targeted more cheaters and got rid of them from Verdansk and Rebirth Island ahead of the start of Cold War Season 2. 

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“We said there’d be more…  Another new ban wave has gone out for #Warzone,” the devs tweeted on February 22, again not giving an exact amount of how many cheaters had been struck by the banhammer. 

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Of course, the news delights players who’ve had issues with cheaters, but there are things that others would like to see changed too. There are still complaints about overpowered weapons, broken attachments, and different in-game glitches.

It remains to be seen if these ban waves are going to continue as frequently as they are, now that there’s been three in two weeks, but it the devs are staying true to their word of wanting to clean things up.