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Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters will be matched together

Published: 14:27, 22 April 2020
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We must admit - we can't think of a more appropriate punishment for cheaters than to be matched with others of their ilk, which is exactly what Infinity Ward is planning on doing.

The news comes from Infinity Ward's tweet, where they announced their plans for tackling cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone. 

Firstly, Modern Warfare and Warzone players who report suspected cheaters will be notified in-game whenever the report results in a ban. Not that this will help address the cheating problem, but it's certainly nice knowing when you've made a difference. 

As for the additional measures, the dev said they've "updated matchmaking to match suspected cheaters together". 

Now, this solution sounds great on paper and we're confident most Call of Duty: Warzone players would agree - sending a cheater to have a cheater-infested game is like poetic justice. 

However, it also looks like it can be abused, as the term "suspected cheater" suggests you can simply report someone and have him shipped off to Call of Duty: Warzone's cheater-city. 

We suppose we'll see soon enough whether Infinity Ward thought this through, as these changes are starting this week. 

Also starting this week are additional dedicated security updates for Call of Duty: Warzone, and the dev said they've increased resources across the board to handle the cheating.  

Report-a-player functionality to killcam and spectate modes are expected soon, although they didn't say how soon. 

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It wasn't long ago that Infinity Ward boasted having banned 70,000 cheaters from Call of Duty: Warzone, even though that number means little to the public without access to the rest of the stats. 

Not long after that, however, we've heard reports that PlayStation 4 players are shying away from cross-play because of what they called rampant cheating on the platform. 

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