Warzone cheaters surge following Season 5 Reloaded update

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Image showing Warzone players fighting and Menendez from Season 5
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Encountering cheaters in Warzone isn’t anything new. Despite the best efforts of Ricochet anti-cheat and Activision, the battle royale continues to combat players attempting to gain an unfair advantage over the opposition.

Although the arrival of an anti-cheat has improved the situation throughout the Pacific era, some continue to sneak through the net much to the annoyance of legitimate players dropping into the action.

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Following the arrival of the Season 5 Reloaded update, several members of the community believe there’s been a sudden surge of hackers managing to bypass Ricochet and ruin matches once again.

Warzone hackers on the rise

Starting on September 30, a few days after the mid-season update went live, players started noticing the influx of cheaters appearing in matches.

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Reddit user “Puzzleheaded_Ad3627” questions why each update brings more cheaters into the game. “Why is it that every time there’s a new event or big update all the cheats jump right on?

After giving the update their seal of approval, the player goes on to say that the presence of anyone using cheats is minimal but in a recent Fortune’s Keep session, they “played 3 games and 2 ended with guys dropping 30 bombs aim botting all over,” leaving them frustrated with the unfair result.

Another Reddit thread claims a “cheating plague” has hit Warzone with hackers using aimbots on Fortune’s Keep and Rebirth Island. “In every game I have played this past week there was at least one wallhack cheater,” says user “_TheVengeful_.”

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The influx of Warzone hackers following an update isn’t anything new. For several seasons, cheaters manage to evade detection before Ricochet clamps down and Activision swings the ban hammer. With the launch of Warzone 2 on the horizon, players are hoping the number of cheaters is kept to a minimum. However, there’s always a chance of a small handful dropping in so don’t forget to report them so Activision can take action.

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