‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ already has a cheating problem

Thanks to anti-cheat measures not yet being implemented

There are reports that cheating is already an issue in Call of Duty: Vanguard, with the cross play beta last weekend experiencing issues with less than charitable players hacking the game right from the start.

VGC collected up a number of videos shared on social media depicting wall hacks and other cheats within Call of Duty: Vanguard over the weekend.

Cheating and hacks have been a big problem in recent Call of Duty games but Vanguard promises to have a new anti-cheat system to counteract that. Unfortunately, the anti-cheat has not been introduced yet so cheating is an issue for now. Eurogamer has suggested that the cheat systems players have used in Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare are likely to be still functional while we wait for the anti-cheat measures to be introduced.

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Activision and Sledgehammer Games appear to be keen to crack down on the issue though, with it looking like players who are already banned from Call of Duty: Warzone also being permanently banned from Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Last month, the official Call of Duty Twitter account also warned that “banwaves are ongoing” and that it had “just banned 100,000 cheaters” in Call of Duty: Warzone.

In our Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer preview, we found the game to be the Call of Duty “you’ve always known” but “closer to the lightning in a bottle excellence of Modern Warfare than the unsatisfying carnage that Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War’s title devolved into after a few months”

The game launches November 5, hopefully with its anti-cheat system in place.

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