Still, Activision’s previous efforts against cheating have seemed woefully inadequate to many players. Vikkstar, a popular Warzone streamer with millions of YouTube subscribers, recently got a lot of press for very publicly quitting the game out of frustration.
The streamer decried the pervasiveness of in-game cheating, pointing out that one hacker even livestreamed their cheating on Facebook. Perhaps that was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back (and forced Activision’s hand). Vikkstar did praise Activision’s latest statement as “a step in the right direction.”
Warzone has been primarily plagued by two kinds of cheats: aimbots and wallhacks. Aimbots lock your gun’s reticle to the enemy’s head, while wallhacks allow you to see other players through walls.