When they launched Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision and Infinity Ward were hoping that cross-play will bring platforms closer together. In practice, however, not everyone seems to be delighted with it.
We guess there's even some poetic justice here because it's normally PC players who have a thing or three to say about consoles. Not this time though.
As caught by Eurogamer, quite a few Call of Duty: Warzone's PS4 players readily took to Modern Warfare's subreddit to complain. There are a plethora of examples and some users insist that the game is virtually infested on PC.
Some of them are so enraged, in fact, that they're turning off cross-play just to have a few Call of Duty: Warzone games without cheaters. While it may be a crude solution - we cannot deny that it works.
Granted, no platform is safe from cheating but PC probably leads the way in that department. Call of Duty: Warzone being free-to-play means everyone has access to it, which makes it quite an attractive target.
Ironically, the upturn in PC cheater reports comes just a few days after Activision boasted about banning 70,000 cheaters since Warzone launched. They did stress that they have zero tolerance for cheaters, but it appears many are flying underneath their radar.
There's no doubt that cross-play is the future, but there's a lot of work to be done in bringing platforms together in a way that suits everyone.
Back when they announced having banned 70,000 cheaters, Infinity Ward said that they'll continue to "deploy dedicated security updates" and continue to work on in-game reporting. They promised more details soon, so we can only hope those details will include the plan on how to deal with cross-cheat.
Thanks, Eurogamer .