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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 devs hint at Caldera map changes in Season 2 update

Raven Software have teased map changes for Caldera in Warzone Season 2 with the minimap already teasing what’s to come.

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Warzone players noticed that Caldera’s minimap showed a building that didn’t exist, and Raven Software teased that this is a sign of map changes to come in Season 2.

Warzone finally received a brand-new map with Season 1’s Pacific update, but players were keen for Raven Software to keep it changing to stop it from going stale. Although Verdansk received an 80s overhaul, many players still wished that the developers had done more with it.

It appears that Raven have some map changes planned for Caldera, as they teased that an area would receive an overhaul in February’s Season 2.

Docks in Warzone Pacific Caldera

Warzone players were baffled when they noticed that the Refinery area south of Docks looked completely different on the mini map. While the actual area has some rusty old buildings dotted around, the minimap shows that the area has two large buildings instead.

A player then tweeted Raven Software to let them know about the issue on January 25 and they replied, teasing that there’s a good reason for this. “Maybe the Map knows about a change coming to this area in Season 2?” they suggested.

One of the major complaints about Caldera is that all of the interesting areas and POIs are dotted around the edge of the map, while the middle is has been described as “barren nothingness.” This could be Raven’s attempt to build up the center of the map, and change how the area is played.

Whether this is the only map change for Season 2 remains to be seen, as Raven could have any number of changes lined up. Hopefully, we’ll find out more when the roadmap drops in the coming weeks.

Season 2 was originally scheduled for the start of February but got pushed back to February 14 to allow the developers more time to work on bugs and balance tweaks. We know that Ranked Play will finally drop in Vanguard with this update, but they’re still playing their cards close to their chest when it comes to Warzone.

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Warzone 2 reportedly in development, set for 2023 launch

Activision are reportedly working on a stand-alone Warzone sequel, with the new battle royale set to launch in 2023

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New reports have claimed that Activision are currently developing Warzone 2, with the stand-alone sequel to Call of Duty’s battle royale set to release in 2023.

Activision release brand-new Call of Duty titles every year, with 2022’s game reportedly set to be a sequel to Modern Warfare. Since Warzone’s release in 2020, the game has received seasonal updates to coincide with the launch of the latest mainline game in the franchise, but this may not be the case in 2023.

According to reports, Activision are currently working on a sequel to Warzone, that could release alongside Treyarch’s expected 2023 Call of Duty entry.

Warzone Operators on an armored truck

According to a report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, Activision are currently working on a “new iteration” of Warzone, which will be a stand-alone. This is a marked change from today’s Warzone, which is built into 2019’s Modern Warfare, and runs on the same engine.

The information was included as part of Schreier’s report that Call of Duty’s next three releases will be available on PlayStation, following Microsoft’s blockbuster acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 will only be available on “current-gen consoles and PC,” meaning you’ll need an Xbox Series X or PS5 to play. There will be “no past weapon integration” either, meaning all the guns you have now will be missing.

At the time of writing, nothing is known about what will be included in this new title. We could see some major updates to the gameplay mechanics, along with new weapons, events, and maps, but nothing has been confirmed.

The stand-alone sequel is set to be the biggest shift that Warzone has seen since its launch in 2020. More details about Warzone 2 will probably become available in the coming months.


For more Warzone content, check out our guide on how to level up guns fast in Warzone, as well as how to check the current Warzone server status.

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Activision reportedly committed to releasing next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation

A new report claims that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation for at least the next three releases, including Warzone 2.

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Activision Blizzard have committed to releasing the next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The gaming world was rocked on January 18 when Microsoft announced it was set to acquire Activision Blizzard in a deal nearing $70 billion. While 54% of Call of Duty fans polled are happy at the news, there has been some concerns about whether Microsoft would make the franchise exclusive to Xbox consoles.

Now, a new report claims that Activision’s flagship FPS will stay on PlayStation for at least the next three releases.

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Bloomberg‘s Jason Schreier claims that “Activision had already committed to making the next few CoD games available on Sony’s console,” before news of Microsoft’s purchases broke.

That means Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare sequel, which is set to release later this year, Treyarch’s next entry in 2023, and a planned “new iteration of Call of Duty: Warzone” will all be playable on PlayStation consoles.

While Activision haven’t confirmed this publicly, Schreier states that he spoke to “four people with knowledge of the deal,” who have asked to remain anonymous.

While this is good news for Sony fans. the future of CoD on PlayStation is still difficult to predict. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer previously stated that they “intended to honor all existing agreements” after the Activision Blizzard deal is complete, but didn’t mention what would happen once those agreements have ended.

Taking away Call of Duty from PlayStation would mark a seismic shift in the gaming industry, and for the franchise. It seems Call of Duty could change forever under Microsoft’s ownership, with talks ongoing about ending the franchise’s annual release schedule.

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