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Warzone dev says “no one hates cheaters more than we do”

Following Season 3’s update, a Warzone senior developer has said that cheaters are “ruining some of the best work” of his life.

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Warzone’s Creative Director Amos Hodge has said that the developers hate cheaters even more than the fans, describing how they’re “ruining some of the best workof his life.

Warzone Season 3 is here, and it’s brought new weapons, Operators, and the new Verdansk ’84 map. However, Warzone’s cheating problem remains a constant worry for developers and fans alike, and one of Warzone’s senior developers has responded to the situation.

Speaking to VGC, Raven Software’s Creative Director Amos Hodge described the frustrations the Warzone development team feels over the cheating situation.

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VGC asked Hodge the measures Raven are taking to combat cheating, and after clarifying that handling cheaters is up to the security team, he said, “We have reporting tools, we ban a ton of people and no one hates the cheaters more than we do.”

“We make this content for the players and while you’re upset that it ruined your game, I’m upset that it’s ruining some of the best work that I’ve done in my life.”

He continued to say that, “We put our hearts into this content, we have 100 million players, it’s been out a year, this is a huge stage and some of the best work we’ve ever done, and to have cheaters come in and ruin the game bothers us more than anyone.”

Hodge concluded by assuring fans that “the security team are on top of it and they’re continually going to make updates.”

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After Warzone’s cheating situation hit the mainstream media, Activision increased their ban waves and are Raven Software are providing regular updates on the situation. Over 475,000 accounts have been permabanned, and they clarified that serial offenders will also receive hardware bans.

Around the same time as this interview, Activision Publishing President Rob Kostich said that they are “investing more resources” in anti-cheat, and will be upping their communication on the actions they are taking.

In the meantime, you can follow our top tips on how to spot Warzone cheaters to do your part in getting these players permanently banned.

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Warzone players divided over frustrating skydiving gun fights

The Warzone community is split over how they feel about skydiving gun battles, with some claiming they’re unrealistic.

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Skydiving into the map on Warzone can be quite the task, especially when enemies are gunning you down mid-air, leading to mixed opinions about the mechanic.

Upon release of the Warzone Season 4 Reloaded update, the community was happy to see some much-need changes to the meta, bringing Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons back in line.

Unfortunately, many haven’t been too fond of the recent efforts to reverse this in the August 3 update, which saw the Kilo and VLK Rogue nerfed.

Along with this, players have also been experiencing some serious frame drops associated with the ping system, leading to some disappointed players. Now, some in the community are having an issue with a mechanic that has been in the game since the start.

Warzone character parachuting

The ability to gun down your enemies while dropping into the map on Warzone has been a feature since the very beginning.

While it has frustrated players over the years, as starting a game and instantly being downed isn’t the greatest feeling, it has never been a serious issue in the community.

However, after GodOfEggs69 highlighted the feature on the Warzone subreddit and expressed their opinion, it created a divide. The user feels that players “should not be able to ever so accurately hit multiple shots at another target that is falling from 1000 feet.”

Ultimately, they feel it is unrealistic that an enemy can beam them while skydiving, and with almost 400 upvotes at the time of writing this article, it seems many agree. A comment under the post even said: “I still don’t understand why we can shoot our guns when falling at 200mph, but not when we have our parachute pulled.”

Others in the comments of the post feel differently, with opinions such as “It’s a video game lol,” and that the user should “try getting better instead of complaining about everything.”

Some also feel it is odd that this is being complained about now, with another user saying “did you just install the game? lmao where are these complaints coming from, this s*** has been in the game since day 1.”

Perhaps the new iteration of Warzone will address all these concerns and issues, as even Zlaner has requested that the devs remove a feature from the game for Warzone 2.

On the topic of Warzone 2, make sure you check out our guide on the Modern Warfare 2 beta for a chance to play the new title early.

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When is Plunder coming back to Warzone?

With Warzone having multiple modes to play, players are left wondering when the fan-favorite Plunder mode will return.

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Warzone Pacific features a healthy rotation of different game modes to provide variety, but when is the popular Plunder game mode set to return to the playlist?

Warzone features plenty of fun game modes for you to try out, including the fan-favorite Plunder mode that allows you to respawn and easily level up weapons before getting back in the fight.

Since the developers want to keep things fresh for players, new game modes frequently rotate in and out of the playlist, and Plunder can’t be a constant presence in the game. We’ll go over when the mode will be back in the game.

When is Plunder coming back to Warzone?

Raven Software released the playlist update schedule on the official Warzone Trello board, confirming that Plunder Quads will be coming back to Warzone on August 11 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

The popular game mode will remain available until August 18 and then Golden Plunder will take its place. This is similar to regular Plunder but with a higher player count and increased cash drops.

After that, it remains to be seen when the developers will add Plunder back to the playlist again. So, be sure to try out Plunder Quads in Season 4 Reloaded before its removed from the playlist.

Warzone Season 4 Operator with Nebula V minigun

While fans of Plunder might be disappointed to see it get removed from Warzone Pacific again, implementing playlist updates ensures that there is a greater variety of game modes for you to hop into.

We’ll be sure to update this article as soon as a new date for Plunder’s return is officially confirmed after its removal, so be sure to check back with us if you’re eager to jump back into the beloved game mode.


For more Warzone, check out JGOD’s best close-range weapon in Season 4 Reloaded as well as why players are begging for a Modern Warfare LTM ahead of the MW2 release.

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Warzone players beg for Modern Warfare LTM ahead of MW2 release

Modern Warfare weapons are some of the most well-liked in Warzone, and an exclusive MW LTM is exactly what players are craving.

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Warzone players revealed that a Modern Warfare exclusive LTM is at the top of their wish list leading up to Modern Warfare 2’s October 28 release.

Since the start of Season 4 Reloaded, Warzone players have been vocal about wanting to return to Verdansk one last time before the focus shifts to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. While this massive map overhaul is unlikely to occur in Warzone Season 5, players seem willing to compromise.

One aspect of early Verdansk that players enjoyed the most was the reliance on Modern Warfare weapons. Compared to Cold War and Vanguard weapons, MW weapons bring an appealing sense of nostalgia to the table.

Prior to the release of Modern Warfare 2, players want to see MW weapons return to the spotlight with a new Warzone LTM.

Warzone player with Modern Warfare AMAX

When Vanguard weapons made their way to Warzone, the devs delivered a special Vanguard Royale LTM that excluded weapons from Modern Warfare and Cold War. In this LTM, players could only rely on Vanguard weapons and Equipment.

Now, players are asking for a version of the same LTM but with a Modern Warfare twist. It’s no surprise that players favor the Modern Warfare era of Warzone and this LTM would give them a chance to relive some fond memories.

The hypothetical Warzone Pacific LTM would give players a chance to get excited about Modern Warfare content without having to return to Verdansk.

Players in the comments of a Reddit post agreed that the likelihood of receiving such an LTM was extremely low, but some expanded on the idea of separating each title and its weapons into three playlists: “It’s a shame though, I would love if they did a single-game BR rotation between Vanguard, Cold War, and MW19.”

The majority of players insisted that “If it isn’t promoting their new game, they won’t do it.”

However, one reply suggested that putting the focus back on Modern Warfare weapons with an exclusive LTM would actually help promote Modern Warfare 2, which is slated to release on October 28: “To be fair, doing MW would help hype up MWII.”

It remains to be seen what Raven has planned for Warzone’s swansong in Season 5. Although a Modern Warfare exclusive LTM across Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep is unlikely, players will keep their fingers crossed.


For more, check out JGOD’s pick for the best Season 4 Reloaded close-range weapon.

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