The beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard is already seeing hackers, despite announcements that the sport would have new and improved anti-cheating systems.
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It appears hackers have already infiltrated Call of Duty: Vanguard, despite the very fact the sport is merely in its beta. As of immediately, developer Sledgehammer Games has yet to deal with the matter, but multiple videos circulating online suggest hackers have entered the sport. The news comes after Call of Duty: Vanguard’s announcements and marketing, all of which insists on the title to combat cheating.
After the game’s reveal, Activision promised a replacement anti-cheat system in Call of Duty: Vanguard, which can even be implemented into The Warzone. The last series has been riddled with cheaters since cross-play was introduced in 2019 with fellow series Modern Warfare. Since then, players have noticed an influx of hackers, and it’s only continued to become more prominent as time has gone on. Activision is attempting to deal with this with quite simple account bans this year, but it remains to be seen how effective it’s.
Industry insider Tom Henderson and Twitter user Chris Simons recently posted videos of players who appear to be hacking in Call of Duty: Vanguard’s beta. The game’s beta opened to Xbox and PC users in the week, leading to a wave of the latest players who could also be cheating. Earlier in the week, it had been reported that Warzone bans would transfer to Vanguard, which appeared to be a step within the right direction, but it seems hackers already entered Vanguard. Players are often seen auto-locking onto other players’ heads, allowing them to kill with ease. Additionally, an internet site that Screen Rant has opted not to name is already advertising hacks for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 17, 2021
Hacking already like it’s only the beta aswell😩😩 pic.twitter.com/aSmnOSsHQu
— Chris Simons (@ChrisSimonsLFC) September 17, 2021
Likely, Activision hasn’t implemented its new anti-cheat system into the Vanguard beta because it appears to be coming in November. However, this recent infiltration isn’t a favourable impression of the sport. Suppose players are already hacking into a beta that has only been available on PC for a few days. In that case, it’s in Activision’s best interest to take a position ton of resources into its new anti-cheat system and to make sure such a feature isn’t easily countered. Over 500,000 Warzone accounts have been banned since the sport launched in 2020, which only shows how the sport is infested with cheaters.
Given the stiff competition that Duty: Vanguard faces this holiday with Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite, Activision doesn’t seem to possess the posh of taking its time to deal with these issues. Players are already a touch wary of another war II entry within the series, so it seems unlikely they’ll be willing to place up with the headaches that accompany hackers; as of immediately, there is no telling how Vanguard’s new anti-cheat measures are going to be handled.
Call of Duty: Vanguard releases on November 5, 2021, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC