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Warzone players still furious with Infinity Ward over hacking problem

Published: 12/Aug/2020 12:57

by Andy Williams

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Warzone players are still furious with Infinity Ward amid the slew of cheaters continuing to plague the battle royale.

Cheating in competitive gaming is inevitable. Developers face the nigh-on-impossible task of policing the threat of hackers spoiling the party for those legitimately grinding their way through the ranks.

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While certain games seem to have more of a stronghold in the fight against cheaters, there have been some that have notably struggled to fend off the threat. It’s fair to say that Warzone falls within that category.

Despite Infinity Ward’s best efforts, cheaters are still running riot in their battle royale. Following Infinity Ward’s use of the banhammer, plenty of notable players criticized the devs for their response. Some even argued that Warzone needs some kind of anti-cheat software to tackle the cheaters head-on.

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Infinity Ward's response to hackers in Warzone.
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Infinity Ward released this community message as part of their response to the ongoing battle with cheaters.

Infinity Ward under fire amid Warzone cheating

Warzone is now five months into its tenure as arguably the best battle royale on the market. Regardless of the rampant cheating, the game provides the very best of what Call of Duty has to offer.

And given just how well-received the game has been, player frustrations are starting to show, since cheaters are continuing to prevail and ruin the experience for everyone. One Redditor vented their anger towards Infinity Ward’s “ridiculous” inability to counter the game’s biggest threat.

“It’s really ridiculous that this company can’t do something about the stupid amount of hackers. How many millions and millions at their disposal and they can’t do a goddamn thing? F**king bullshit…”

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Some players are getting an unfair advantage in Warzone, by using cheats to get one up on their opponent.

The post garnered some responses from the community, with the consensus agreeing that Infinity Ward needs to take action. “With the number of hacks available, it doesn’t look like they’re able to get control over this problem. It sucks so bad,” another user commented.

In response, one user argued that the sales numbers are what’s dictating Infinity Ward’s supposed lack of action. “Sadly they won’t fix the hacking problem. They just don’t care. People keep buying battle passes and skins and that’s all they care about. They don’t even try to go after any hackers websites.”

Of course, going after hackers by tackling them head-on with anti-cheat software is an extremely complicated process. Given that Warzone is cross-platform, the anti-cheat would require meticulous planning and execution to ensure there were no loopholes to exploit. But who knows, perhaps Infinity Ward has something up their sleeves in the not too distant future.

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H3CZ acquires OpTic Gaming from Immortals: Report

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:30 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:40

by Jacob Hale

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Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has reportedly acquired OpTic Gaming in a deal separate from his ties with NRG Esports, where he currently serves as co-CEO.

The deal reportedly sees H3CZ set to occupy the Los Angeles Call of Duty League spot held by OpTic Gaming, an organization he created and built before its sale in June 2019, in which Immortals Gaming Club acquired OpTic parent company, Infinite, in a deal valued at around $100m.

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According to Esports Observer, the acquisition is still pending League approval, and H3CZ himself “intends to divest to interested esports organizations.” This is likely a compulsory step due to ownership rules of the CDL preventing H3CZ having ownership in more than one team in the league.

As the original report says, “sources close to the deal have come forward stating that after negotiations spanning a little over a month, Rodriguez purchased the OpTic Gaming IP in its entirety.”

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H3CZ HuntsmenH3CZ currently serves as co-CEO of NRG Esports and their CDL team, Chicago Huntsmen.

This would mean that H3CZ owns every asset and resource under the OpTic Gaming umbrella, and that negotiations likely started taking place around the time of the Call of Duty League Championship in late-August.

His ties with Chicago Huntsmen are expected to remain intact, so where the CDL spot occupied by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles goes remains to be seen, though commissioner Johanna Faries has recently insisted that there is “great demand” for expansion slots — so one lucky team might just get their wish.

Naturally, fans want to see the likes of Nadeshot and his 100 Thieves organization find his way back into the Call of Duty League, but after his decision not to buy-in at the start of its inaugural year, it’s impossible to speculate whether he would have had a change of heart since then.

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We have reached out to H3CZ for comment.