Call of Duty: Warzone will get a new anti-cheat system with Vanguard
Since its release, hacking and cheaters have been a major problem in Call of Duty: Warzone. Raven Software claims it is creating an entirely new anti-cheat system.
Activision, Raven Software, and Sledgehammer Gaming released a new video Thursday to show fans Call of Duty Vanguard, the latest entry in the World War II-set franchise. As with Black Ops Cold War last year, Warzone was a major part of the company’s plans for the new game and was prominently displayed in the presentation.
Raven will lead the development of Warzone. This includes a new map and integration of Vanguard’s WWII-era weapons.
Raven is also working on a new, improved security system for the game. This will combat cheating which has plagued the Warzonecommunity ever since its launch. Raven did not reveal details about the new system at the presentation, and fans should be prepared to wait. While the studio may release a few things to help fans understand how secure their new system is, any information that’s made public could help cheat-makers find ways around the new security measures.
Although the game’s hacking problem will never be solved completely, Raven can get a head start by using this anti-cheat system to identify hacking and slow down cheat-makers.
The update will be released sometime after Call of Duty: Vanguard is released, set for Nov. 5.
While Vanguard is being shown, Activision Blizzard, a publisher of Call of Duty, faces wide-ranging accusations that it creates an environment in which women are particularly vulnerable. A lawsuit, filed by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing in July, alleges the company pays women less, subjects them to sexual harassment, and that perpetrators are not meaningfully punished. You can read more about the allegations against Activision Blizzard in Polygon’s explainer.