Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

Suspected Call of Duty Cheaters to be Matchmade Together

Cheating in the online portions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone is a well-identified issue by now. It has led to a considerable fall in the number of players actually engaging in the crossplay mechanic between console and PC gamers, with the PC platform naturally being the one most open to cheating efforts. Besides heavy-handed bans already conducted by Infinity Ward, which saw some seventy thousand players being banned, the developer in a Twitter post clarified some more ways in which it will be tackling the cheating issue: with specific matchmaking between players suspected of cheating in online play, thus populating servers with those players and leaving non-suspect players to their - expectedly - cleaner gaming environment.

Of course, it might be difficult to completely populate servers or matches with cheating players, but that isn't the question; in fact, it might serve the effort better if those servers were left sparser, so as to further intensify cheaters' notion of what the consequences can be of their anti-competitive behavior.
Source: Infinity Ward @ Twitter
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26 Comments on Suspected Call of Duty Cheaters to be Matchmade Together

#1
Vayra86
If they can get a solid detection going alongside this, this is a perfect solution IMO.

Troll the trolls.
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#2
windwhirl
Oh gods, I wish I could see these cheaters trying to up-cheat each other! It's bound to be hilarious! :laugh:

Bah, to be honest, the most hilarious would be their reactions to getting cheated out of victory by cheaters like themselves :roll::roll:
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#3
EarthDog
Wooooooow... PUBG/Blue Hole.......... are you listening!!!!????
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#4
Ferrum Master
EarthDogWooooooow... PUBG/Blue Hole.......... are you listening!!!!????
Those suckers even do not react it anymore when you report something...
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#5
SetsunaFZero
Would be awesome if we could disable crossplatform gaming and an new netcode is pretty much needed, the current one is garbage :banghead:
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#6
BArms
I suspect some games do this already but don't announce it. Another thing they could do is add artificial wait times for known cheaters, greatly slowing them down at no cost to anyone but the cheater. Make them wait 10x longer than normal then randomly disconnect them shortly after the game starts and make them wait again.
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#7
EarthDog
Ferrum MasterThose suckers even do not react it anymore when you report something...
They do... I get temp bans and perm bans when I report. :)
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#8
ZoneDymo
Vayra86If they can get a solid detection going alongside this, this is a perfect solution IMO.

Troll the trolls.
The idea is really, I think, That outright banning means they will just buy the game again (probably via a cheap key website) and get back to being pathetic.
This solution keeps them busy without annoying the normal players.
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#9
Prince Valiant
Vayra86If they can get a solid detection going alongside this, this is a perfect solution IMO.

Troll the trolls.
Sounds good to me. It would be ideal if they monitored matches at random to verify whether or not people were cheating but that's probably not going to happen.
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#10
the54thvoid
I'd love to see the age demographic for cheating. As an old fart myself, I'd imagine it was all young people doing it. But, IW's solution is sublime - as long as the cheaters dont know they're with other cheaters. It'd be like a bad trip on existential acid. Groovy.
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#11
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
Ferrum MasterThose suckers even do not react it anymore when you report something...
I was able to get 5 users banned in my previous games yesterday before the maintenance (the report popped up on my screen today). They do react if they review the replays as proof.
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#12
Patriot
EarthDogThey do... I get temp bans and perm bans when I report. :)
Same, I have gotten 6 this week... Just super sucks that I got 2nd place to most of them...
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#13
windwhirl
the54thvoidI'd love to see the age demographic for cheating
I'd love to see the country of origin too. Quite a few times I've read people complaining here on TPU about *chinese* cheaters.
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#14
Regeneration
NGOHQ.COM
Best cheater trolling of all-time.
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#15
Patriot
windwhirlI'd love to see the country of origin too. Quite a few times I've read people complaining here on TPU about *chinese* cheaters.
That would be blueholes fault, they outed that 99% of the cheaters banned in pubg were in China... but they are also the largest group playing it by far.
That said... pcgaming/comments/azwj51
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
BArmsI suspect some games do this already but don't announce it. Another thing they could do is add artificial wait times for known cheaters, greatly slowing them down at no cost to anyone but the cheater. Make them wait 10x longer than normal then randomly disconnect them shortly after the game starts and make them wait again.
Made me think how Bohemia Interactive did OFP back in the day were the game would decay of sorts and things like aiming would get harder.
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#17
lexluthermiester
I like this idea! Group the cheaters together and watch the mayhem unfold! :laugh::roll:
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#18
oobymach
Ferrum MasterThose suckers even do not react it anymore when you report something...
In call of duty games I'm 99% sure it's a placebo button. It does nothing but it gives the person reporting the satisfaction of reporting someone they think is cheating. On a console this is impossible so the button to report someone does nothing. At least it's been my experience being reported for getting 30kdr's (30 kills to one or no deaths) where I camp with an lmg and frustrate the shit out of everyone on the enemy team.
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#19
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
oobymachIn call of duty games I'm 99% sure it's a placebo button. It does nothing but it gives the person reporting the satisfaction of reporting someone they think is cheating. On a console this is impossible so the button to report someone does nothing. At least it's been my experience being reported for getting 30kdr's (30 kills to one or no deaths) where I camp with an lmg and frustrate the shit out of everyone on the enemy team.
Camping is not cheating though. It's an undesirable gameplay tactic, yes, but it is not a form of cheating.

Using any hacks or any modifications to the game that allows you to gain an unfair advantage over other players would be cheating.
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#20
u2konline
That's so stupid, just ban their IP/accounts, and be done with it. Reminds me of when i was playing APB Reloaded, some GM name Revo , instead of banning this one hacker who kept doing it, he played with him and kept him around. Very professional for a GM, haha. Ban and get rid of cheaters/hackers , period.
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#21
lexluthermiester
CheeseballCamping is not cheating though. It's an undesirable gameplay tactic, yes, but it is not a form of cheating.
True. Camping in real life is called "sniping". Perfectly legit tactic.
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#22
Berfs1
damn this is one of the best ideas i have ever seen to deal with cheaters!
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#23
Vayra86
windwhirlI'd love to see the country of origin too. Quite a few times I've read people complaining here on TPU about *chinese* cheaters.
Of course, everybody cheats, except us. It always works that way :)

Reality: everybody cheats. Its not gender, country or age specific. Grown men half crying over the chat or audibly throwing stuff around the room should tell you enough. Nobody is immune to frustration and responding to it.
oobymachIn call of duty games I'm 99% sure it's a placebo button. It does nothing but it gives the person reporting the satisfaction of reporting someone they think is cheating. On a console this is impossible so the button to report someone does nothing. At least it's been my experience being reported for getting 30kdr's (30 kills to one or no deaths) where I camp with an lmg and frustrate the shit out of everyone on the enemy team.
Might very well be, but on the other hand an effective anti cheat is that holy grail many devs keep looking for. It can make or break your online play and with it, sales.
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#24
EarthDog
u2konlineThat's so stupid, just ban their IP/accounts, and be done with it.
If it was only that easy.... easily circumvented by a VPN. :(
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#25
windwhirl
Vayra86Of course, everybody cheats, except us. It always works that way
Ha! No, I don't believe we're all saints or that the chinese are all cheaters. But since there is been a lot of complaining about chinese cheaters in particular and not about, say, americans or british or whatever other country you can pick, I wanted to know how much truth there was in that.
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