A group of streamers want Activision to do a better job of tackling hackers in Call of Duty Warzone after they were taken down repeatedly on stream last night. Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop called on the publisher to do more after they watched one player, who was seemingly using aimbot, win a game with 49 kills.
The trio, who say they encountered hackers in about 70% of their games last night, watched on as the solo player responsible for their deaths went on a rampage, dropping players out of the air with an AR from 500 metres away, firing a FAL rifle like it was an automatic, and shooting players through walls and doors.
“This is going to destroy this game, bro,” TimTheTatman says in the damning clip, which you can watch below. “Come on Activision, get the manual review going. We got him. I am manually reviewing, this guy is – look at this fucking guy.
“There’s no program that Activision has to be like hm, this guy is shooting people out of the air at 500m away. Do you think this guy is legit? I mean holy shit.”
THIS IS UNREAL… pic.twitter.com/6fGvFl5tNe
— timthetatman (@timthetatman) April 1, 2020
Even though Activision confirmed yesterday it had banned 50,000 people from Warzone in the last three weeks, Nadeshot says he can’t believe the developers skipped adding anti-cheat to the game.
“I just can’t believe that you create a free battle royale game and don’t come to the market, when you release the game, with an anti-cheat software. Their solution is having a security team manually review hackers’ accounts.
“It’s gonna ruin the entire experience. You made a great game, you should be proud of that -incredible achievement. I love this game, fantastic job, I won’t take that away from you. But the hacking is going to ruin the game and you have no solution for it.”
In addition to this, Keemstar’s Warzone Wednesday tournament was also plagued by hackers, with some players denied a place in the finals by unjust kills. Keemstar has since apologised and implored Activision to investigate.
Either way, for a free-to-play game that has 30 million players, hacking on this scale is not good enough. Activision is going to need to find better tools to deal with this problem before they lose players to its competitors.