I daresay that many of you, like me, spent the weekend happily checking out the Call of Duty Vanguard beta. And if that was the case, you, again like me, probably drew two major conclusions. Firstly, it’s looking to be damn sight better than ‘Cold War’ was (in terms of its multiplayer). And secondly, the shotguns featured in the game appear to be no more deadly than a peashooter.
Sadly though, while the beta does seem to have been widely met with praise by the community, one consistent problem from Warzone does appear to have reared its head. Yes, people have been found cheating in the Call of Duty Vanguard beta. – Before we start lamenting another FPS being plagued by this problem, however, there is some good news in this regard!
So, yes, following reports from various Twitter users, it does appear that the cheats utilised in Warzone do appear to be working with Call of Duty Vanguard. I mean, I think the posts above and below are pretty categorical evidence of that. – Before we all start worrying another about game, yet again, being ruined by scumbags like this, however, there are two rather key important pieces of information.
Firstly, the widely touted new (and hugely improved) ‘anti-cheat’ detection system was apparently not utilised in the beta. So if you thought it had already been bypassed, the good news is that it has not. Well, not yet anyway! – Secondly, though, there are many rumours that this decision was made very deliberately. One theory is that the anti-cheat system was there, but was only acting benignly. Why would they do this? Well, an interesting and very compelling idea is that Activision simply wanted to see how quickly it could detect people who were using the well-established cheating software.
Put simply, while Call of Duty Vanguard was an open beta in terms of allowing people to get a taste of the game, it may also have been used by Activision as a testing ground for the new cheat detection software. And if it was, I love the idea of it!
Call of Duty Vanguard will officially be released on November 5th. Presuming, therefore, that this beta test was used as a proxy means of testing their new anti-cheat software, it does give the people involved in the game around 6 weeks to digest the information and ensure that Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone (because it’s also getting applied to the battle royale game mode) can ensure, as best as possible, that the new system works.
And I think it needs to because one of the key reasons my friends and I largely stopped playing Warzone was because we were encountering cheaters all too frequently! – Will it actually work though? Well, we’re going to have to wait and see!
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