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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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CoD Warzone for mobile seemingly confirmed in recent Activision LinkedIn post

Activision is expanding their internal CoD mobile development team with over 50 new job listings.

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Activision appears to have re-confirmed in a new social post about careers available at the company that Call of Duty: Warzone is in development for mobile devices including iOS and Android.

The company posted a message last week on their official LinkedIn page regarding Mobile job listings available within the company. This message appears to confirm that Call of Duty: Warzone is in development for mobile devices.

“Activision Mobile has put up new roles! Teams are focused on Live Operations and content expansion across CoD Mobile and Warzone,” says the message posted to the LinkedIn page. It also states that the “dev teams are dedicated to mobile and comprised of all major disciplines” including production, engineering, art, design, and marketing.

A screenshot of the post is below:

This is not the first time that Activision has mentioned Call of Duty: Warzone being in development for mobile devices.

Back in September 2020, Activision posted a job listing for “Executive Producer, Mobile” which stated that this person would work to bring “Warzone’s features” to mobile devices.

The job listing specifically said that this role would be focused on how to “harvest, adapt and deliver the essential features from Warzone console and PC into their best mobile instantiation.” After the listing was widely reported on, Activision deleted it from their site.

And, back in March 2021, Activision sent out a survey about Call of Duty: Mobile and had references to Warzone and Verdansk coming to the mobile game.

Activision has been on a hiring spree recently, with openings in numerous areas of their business including mobile. The company has over 50 job listings on their website currently specifically for mobile developers to work on a new “mobile title” at the company.

It also appears Activision might be investing in a mobile development team at Beenox, their studio based out of Quebec, Canada. Multiple new job listings are their site for mobile developers are based in the Beenox studio. Beenox as a studio has been contributing to Call of Duty as the lead PC developers for the franchise, and has contributed to Warzone’s development.

Activision currently has one mobile game, Call of Duty: Mobile. The title recently passed 500 million downloads. The title is developed by TiMi Studios, a Tencent owned studio, and published by Activision. With Activision expanding its in house mobile development team, it looks like the company wants to become a mobile powerhouse internally versus relying on external partners.

The company’s executives confirmed they are focused on mobile games alongside their console & PC development. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick mentioned during the company’s May 4th investor call that they want to expand their player base to over 1 billion players, and mobile games are part of that approach.

Activision has not officially announced Call of Duty: Warzone for mobile as of now.

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Activision cuts ties with voice actor of Ghost, Jeff Leach, after sexist comments resurface

Activision ends relations with the re-casted voice actor behind Ghost.

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Activision has cut all ties with Jeff Leach, the voice actor behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Ghost Operator, after sexist comments made by Leach resurfaced on social media.

Jeff Leach was the voice actor behind the Ghost character in Modern Warfare 2019 and Warzone. The entire original Modern Warfare cast was re-casted for the 2019 reboot, and Leach voiced Ghost when the character was added as an operator in Season 2 in February 2020.

The news of Activision ending their working relationship with Leach comes as sexist comments made by Jeff Leach have resurfaced online after streamers and community members were questioning why Leach still had partners within the industry.

A Twitter thread posted shows sexist comments Leach made about streamer ZombiUnicorn in 2017, as well as other more recent comments during a stream on Facebook Gaming, and asked why he still has partnerships with Facebook Gaming and Activision.

Leach has been streaming on Facebook Gaming as an official partner in 2020 and has been frequently streaming Warzone.

One of the clips shows Leach, while playing Call of Duty: Warzone, saying, “I love how it’s always like some dirty, dirty, gross f**king looking emo b**ch who looks like she f**king has no chance of getting a bit of d**k in her.”

These clips are believed to be from a live stream that occurred in December 2020.

ZombiUnicorn since replied in their own video response on Twitter, asking why Facebook and Activision still have partnerships with Leach.

In a new statement sent to CharlieIntel on May 8th, Activision says they have ended all working relationships with Jeff Leach and “condemn” all of his remarks.

Sexism has no place in our industry, our games or in society,” Activision says in a new statement. “Activision is no longer working with Jeff Leach. We strongly condemn these remarks. We are committed to delivering a fun and safe experience for all players.”

Facebook Gaming has not commented on Jeff Leach’s comments at this time.

What this means for the future of Ghost Operator in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone remains to be seen and was not addressed in this statement.

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Warzone devs tease “immensely popular” Modern Warfare attachment coming to Cold War snipers

The Warzone developers have teased that a Black Ops Cold War version of a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could be arriving in the future.

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Raven Software teased in the latest set of patch notes for Warzone that an equivalent to a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could be coming to Black Ops Cold War snipers in the Call of Duty battle royale.

May 7, 2021, was an exciting day for Warzone, as Raven Software applied the latest update to the game that made a significant amount of changes.

The Warzone developers also took the time to tease some upcoming changes to Modern Warfare weapons and the mysterious arrival of a Black Ops Cold War version of a fan-favorite Modern Warfare sniper attachment.

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This tease of a Black Ops Cold War version of an “immensely popular” Modern Warfare sniper attachment came under the changes for Combat Recon barrels for Black Ops Cold War snipers in the May 7, 2021, Warzone patch notes.

“As we continue assess the place of Cold War snipers within Warzone, we realize there is much work to be done. In addition to improving the overall efficacy of these weapons and attachments, we will also be taking a close look at their optics,” said Raven Software.

“This includes addressing attachment pros where there are few, if any, use cases,” Raven Software continued. “In specific… we may see a Cold War equivalent to an immensely popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment very soon.”

It remains to be seen what Modern Warfare sniper attachment Raven Software is teasing could potentially come to Black Ops Cold War snipers.

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The developer made a specific reference to the optics of the Cold War snipers, so perhaps an equivalent of a Modern Warfare optic for the long-range weapons could be coming to the Black Ops ones.

Still, there is also a possibility that it could be a Cold War version of the popular Modern Warfare tac laser attachment.

We will update this article with any new information regarding what this possible mysterious Cold War version of a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could when new information is made available.

For more Warzone, check out how the best CARV.2 loadout for Warzone Season 3, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more news and guides.

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