Call of Duty comes down hard on hackers interrupting game play, as fans demand change must occur. Game creator, Activision, claim they have had to ban over 60,000 accounts in one day. This drastic action came as a result of a surge of hackers, taking over game play. Activision states ‘we are committed to delivering a fair and fun experience for all players’, as they reassure fans with this tweet:
We have zero tolerance for cheaters across Call of Duty and Warzone.
— Call of Duty ⚠️ (@CallofDuty) February 2, 2021
UK based YouTuber Vikkstar claims he is quitting the game, due to its security issues, calling on Activision that ‘This has to be fixed’. Following his criticism of the game’s security, Vikkstar elaborated to his fans that he had a ‘open line of communication directly with Activision’.
Thank you all for your support alongside my recent concerns to the current state of cheating in Warzone.
As an update, I currently have an open line of communication directly with Activision regarding the issue. Fingers crossed for some positive changes.
— Vikkstar ★ (@Vikkstar123) February 1, 2021
Subsequently, Activision declares Call of Duty Warzone will undergo improvement to the software, having zero tolerance for hackers.
The actions to be made include weekly security renovation and advanced in- game reporting, with the aim to prohibit hackers from acquiring access to Call of Duty Warzone. However it is unclear how the situation will change and if it is at the benefit of game players.