Call of Duty Warzone dev warns "more banwaves are coming"

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Infinity Ward has confirmed it's gunning for cheaters in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its accompanying battle royale, Call of Duty: Warzone (opens in new tab).

In a new post on Twitter (opens in new tab) (thanks, Bluenews (opens in new tab)), Infinity Ward reminded players that "cheating will not be tolerated" and reiterated that players tempted to try "unauthorised manipulation of game data" will get banned.

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"Cheating will not be tolerated," Infinity Ward's tweet said. "More banwaves are coming. If you receive a ban it is for unauthorised manipulation of game data. Don't fall for unscrupulous services offering cheats and modifications, these are fraudulent.

"Please do not use unauthorised third party software to mod or hack. This includes tools such as hex editors, that equip items you have not acquired properly. We define this as cheating and there is no place for that in our game. This is a bannable offense and you risk losing your account."

The post goes on to say that this also includes "aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stats hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors or any software used to deliberately modify game data or memory", or any tutorials or services that offer ways to modify your camo.

"Don't do it," the post concludes. "This may result in being banned."

As Alyssa reported yesterday, Call of Duty: Warzone players won't stop innovating, and this claymore trick (opens in new tab) that turns an ATV into a mobile bomb is proof of that. 

As you can see from the accompanying video, the person using the latest season 4 operator, Captain Price, pulled off the clever (but fairly well-known) trick of putting a trophy system on the back of a vehicle to deflect incoming missiles, this player does the unthinkable - they place a claymore on the front of the ATV, facing outward.

This isn't the first time Warzone players have shown off their ingenious ways: as we recently reported (opens in new tab), a grenade dribbling trick lets players throw and catch their own explosive without going boom. 

Call of Duty: Warzone season 5 teaser shows a nuke hitting the map's stadium.  (opens in new tab)

Vikki Blake
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