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Call of Duty Warzone update will match suspected cheaters together

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Infinity Ward is releasing an update for Call of Duty: Warzone (opens in new tab)  and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) that looks to address issues relating to cheaters. 

Last month, the developer revealed that over 50,000 cheaters had been banned (opens in new tab) from the free-to-play battle royale game, with plans to add additional measures to address the problem further down the line. 

Now, Infinity Ward has posted an update on Twitter detailing that a new lobby will be introduced that will group suspected cheaters up against fellow suspected cheaters. Yep, that's right. The updated matchmaking system will now match potential wrong 'uns together. That's certainly one way to give them a taste of their own medicine. 

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The update will also improve reporting features for those who wish to report any cheaters they encounter during matches. Players in Warzone and Modern Warfare will now receive confirmation in-game when a player they've reported has been banned. Additional dedicated security updates are also being introduced, along with the added functionality to be able to report players when in Killcam and Spectate modes. 

While no set date is included for the update, all of these features are set to go live starting this week, so you can expect to see these changes shortly. Activision posted its security and enforcement policy (opens in new tab) not long after Warzone went live, with the post detailing the measures taken against those suspected of cheating in-game. We'll no doubt get a more detailed overview of the latest update soon, but it's certainly different to see Infinity Ward add the measure to pit cheaters against cheaters. 

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Heather Wald
Heather Wald

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.