Battle royale players are disabling cross-gaming between PS4, Xbox One and PC to avoid playing with computer cheaters, but not on all platforms.
Like all popular online games with a PC version, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has a problem: there are players using traps that ruin the experience for other users. That problem has been extrapolated to the battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone, where it is intensified for several reasons. Some PS4 and Xbox One players are disabling cross-gaming to avoid participating in games with computer users.
In the Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare sub-reddits you can see numerous publications of players using cheats, detected with the game’s viewer mode. Some of these cheats are based on automatic pointing, others make the weapon recoilless and the easier to identify cheats allow the user to see through walls.
The developers, Infinity Ward, are not sitting on their hands – they have thrown more than 70,000 players off Warzone since the title was released in early March. But for the players it’s not enough because the problem has not been addressed. Most of the cheaters are hosted on PCs, where it is easier to run an online game using traps. That’s why they are disabling cross-gaming.
We’ve now issued over 70,000 bans worldwide to protect #Warzone from cheaters. We’re continuing to deploy dedicated security updates and work continues on improving in-game reporting. We’ll share more details soon. We are watching. We have zero tolerance for cheaters.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) April 13, 2020