60,000 Call of Duty: Warzone Cheaters Banned at Once
The ban hammer comes down.
It’s no secret that Call of Duty: Warzone has a cheating problem. It’s not rare to come across a cheater in Activision’s battle royale. They almost always sport wallhacks or aimbots that give them unfair advantages over any average player. However, it seems like Activision won’t let cheaters run wild in its game anymore. As reported by Vice, Activision removed over 60,000 cheaters from Call of Duty: Warzone today in one of the largest ban waves the game has seen.
Ban waves have been hitting Call of Duty: Warzone since it released last year. Last April, Activision banned over 70,000 accounts, making it the largest ban wave Warzone has seen. In September, another 20,000 cheaters were hit with the banhammer. A majority of players caught in that ban wave were using the cheat app EngineOwning, which was also targeted in this most recent wave.
According to a source that spoke to Vice, “Anyone that used EngineOwning since the last banwave was wiped out.”
However, it’s not clear if this latest wave of bans can repair the damage that has been done by cheaters. Multiple high-profile Call of Duty: Warzone content creators have already sworn off the game due to its cheater problem. One of them, YouTuber Vikkstar, who boasts over seven million subscribers, posted a video explaining why he would not be uploading more Warzone content. “The game is in the worst state it’s ever been,” Vikkstar said. “Activision really isn’t addressing how many hackers there are in the game and just today when I was streaming, I ran into a hacker that was live streaming themselves actively hacking onto Facebook gaming.
Besides these cheaters, a bevy of other issues are plaguing Call of Duty: Warzone. Another iteration of the Stim glitch was recently discovered, and an app recently allowed high-skill players to land in low-skill lobbies.