One of Warzone’s biggest YouTube content creators, Vikkstar123, has announced this weekend that he will be stepping back from the competitive Warzone scene due to the recent surge in hacking.
With over 7 million subscribers, the British YouTuber has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the title, so his opinion is highly regarded. In his video, he said
“[Warzone is in] the worst state it’s ever been in. It needs to be fixed or it will result in the death of the game, it is so painful to play.”
We’ve added the announcement video below, which includes the viewpoint of the hacker at 6:50 in the video. The hack isn’t even masked, it’s blatently modded with no fear of reprecussions and gives the hacker the ability see the location of all players.
The hacker in question, MrSlazy FbGaming, is still heavily active on Facebook and still playing, which shows that even with large-scale publicity, Activision have done nothing to squash even this individual case.
Activision has recently reposted an in-game message first shared last spring. The post outlines the steps that are being taken from the studio’s side to combat hacking, but with pro players starting to call it a “dead game” we can only hope that they manage to quell the hacking before it’s too late.
“We take all forms of cheating very seriously, maintaining a level and fair playing field for everyone is among our highest priorities. This is an area we have been working on heavily, but it isn’t always something we discuss publicly.”
“Our security teams monitor 24/7 to investigate data and identify potential infractions. The teams review all possible cheats and hacks, this includes identifying use of aimbots, wallhacks and more.
It isn’t only Vikkstar that has been reporting these issues. Other large Call of Duty and Warzone content creators and public figures have been speaking out about Hacking and Anti-Chear issues as of late. With this we could start to see a decline in community Warzone tournaments, or even a pause on betting markets being offered, until this is resolved.
Unfortunately without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments just aren’t possible anymore. We learned a lot from those Gauntlets & I’ve been tellin’ y’all.. There’s too much cheese & way too many rats. Bob & weave baby.
— FaZe Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) January 22, 2021
Warzone cheating is completely out of hand. There were people cheating in Twitch Rivals today. 2 of the 5 games I played tonight had cheaters.
I want to make content for this mode but it's hard to win games when the final circle is always aimbot hackers.
— Drift0r (@Drift0r) January 22, 2021
Activision also stated that there’s been more than 70,000 permanent bans to date.