Warzone speed hackers are running rampant in Battle Royale

Warzone speed hackers are running rampant in Battle Royale
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Written by 

Alex Garton


19th Feb 2024 11:14

It's no secret that Call of Duty suffers from a huge amount of hackers and has done so since the inception of multiplayer.

However, it's become particularly bad in the MW3 & Warzone era of the franchise, especially given the fact that there are higher expectations from players these days when it comes to the anti-cheat.

While the devs have announced countless upgrades for RICOCHET over the past year, players are convinced it's made no difference to the cheating problem.

Now, speed hackers are running rampant in Warzone and the experience has become too much for some CoD fans to handle.

Speed-hacking cheaters are becoming a serious problem in Warzone

As showcased by the popular Call of Duty account ModernWarzone, speed hackers are popping up more and more in Battle Royale.

Capable of sprinting at a mind-blowing pace, these bad actors are almost impossible to kill, although some CoD players are convinced Aim Assist is so OP that it's a direct counter to these cheaters.

"Reason for the speed hacks is people are selling accounts with the power-ups from The Boys event game mode in the perk slots," revealed one user, with another claiming "This game is so broken, hacks are worse than prime Counter-Strike."

Alongside teleporting helicopters, it's easy to see why there's been so much heavy backlash towards Activision recently. It's hard to enjoy a match when it feels like you're guaranteed to run into someone using third-party software.

Warzone competitors are starting to "uninstall" due to hackers

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After months of running into hackers, some CoD players have finally reached the breaking point and have decided to "uninstall."

With other options like Rainbow Six, Apex Legends, and even Fortnite on the table, it's hard for them to justify continuing to play Warzone.

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"Literally uninstalled today, they're not even trying to stop cheaters anymore... I refuse to be one of the clowns still playing this joke of a game," said one user, with another revealing that "My friends and I have been playing since Warzone first came out… after all these years, last week we decided to try something else."

Maybe a surge of players jumping ship will finally be enough for the devs to upgrade RICOCHET to the next level, but based on how many cheaters are slipping through the cracks, that's probably easier said than done.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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