Infinity Ward Drops Banhammer on Call of Duty: Warzone

The Banhammer falls yet again on Call of Duty: Warzone. How many cheaters banned this time?
The Banhammer falls yet again on Call of Duty: Warzone. How many cheaters banned this time? Activision

It’s been a rough few weeks for Call of Duty: Warzone fans as the popular first-person shooter title got plagued by cheaters, hackers, and all kinds of game exploiters, ruining the experience of its 75-million-strong player base. Fortunately, developers Infinity Ward and Raven Software are here to bring their players some justice and the game’s competitive scene some reform, in the style of a new ban wave to forcibly remove undesirables from the game.

Officially announced on Raven Software’s Twitter page, the new ban wave comes as the latest effort in the developers’ campaign against cheaters in COD: Warzone. While we don’t have the official numbers yet regarding how many players were hit by the recent Banhammer blow, it might be like last week's ban wave where about 60,000 cheaters were found and removed from the Warzone community. Before that ban wave, there have been a total of 300,000 players banned from COD: Warzone for cheating and hacking since launch. And if more players report every day, then the Banhammer will keep coming down and may likely hit half a million banned accounts very soon.

Despite the developers' attempts to clear the cheater-ridden matches in COD: Warzone, the game is still a long way from being clean and hacker-free. In light of the recent ban wave, players took to Twitter to voice their concerns about the effectiveness of the Banhammer in keeping matches free of cheaters. Twitter user and content creator @StoneMountain64 said that daily ban waves don’t stop cheaters from creating new accounts. Once new accounts are made, cheaters will come back and do their thing again.

What do you think about the Banhammer drop in COD: Warzone? Do you think the ban wave will be effective in eliminating hackers and cheaters in the game? What methods do you think they should apply to keep cheaters out of competitive matchmaking? Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and don’t forget to check back with us soon for the latest and greatest in gaming.

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