Since last Friday, the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta has been open to the public. After a private phase exclusive to PlayStation consoles, millions of people have the chance to experience the multiplayer of the franchise’s new title before its official release. However, Vanguard already suffers from the main problem of Warzone today. We are, of course, referring to hackers.

Believe it or not, hackers appeared during the Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta to ruin many people’s experience. Reports mounted as the hours went by and, after a few videos were shared on social media, there was no doubt about the presence of cheaters. The events caused annoyance among people who were trying to have a good time.

Obviously, the situation is all the more worrying because Call of Duty: Vanguard has not even been released yet. Interestingly, these problems arose during the weekend when PC players were able to participate in the beta. It is well known that hackers, for the most part, are computer users who rely on software or hardware tools to cheat. However, due to cross-platform play, the issues are present on all platforms.

Among the cheats that could be identified in the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta was the aimbot, which continues to cause so many headaches in Warzone. In addition, some hackers were able to end games in the middle of an adverse situation. For both cases there is sufficient evidence:

Is this a portent of things to come in the final version of Call of Duty: Vanguard? It remains to be seen, but what happened in the beta is not encouraging. It is worth mentioning that the new Warzone anti-cheat system, announced a few weeks ago, will also be implemented in Vanguard’s multiplayer. Apparently, this system was not yet working during the beta.

Call of Duty: Vanguard will be available on 5 November on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox X Series X|S and PC. At launch it will offer up to 20 maps in multiplayer, a number that will grow with the arrival of new seasons. The beta, meanwhile, will run until Wednesday 22 September.


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