What you need to know
- Call of Duty: Warzone is dealing with numerous hackers, with thousands of accounts banned but no end to the cheating.
- Developer Raven Software is working on a new Warzone map, as well as a dedicated anti-cheat system.
- Both the map and the anti-cheat are slated to launch later in the year.
- Activision Blizzard is currently facing a lawsuit alleging sexist workplace behavior and abuse.
Call of Duty: Vanguard was fully revealed on Thursday. During our preview for Call of Duty: Vanguard, we learned that developer Raven Software is continuing to head up the free-to-play Warzone mode, with a new map and a dedicated anti-cheat system in development.
Warzone is extremely popular, first kicking off after the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2019. The game has continued to struggle with hackers and cheaters however, with tens of thousands of accounts banned at a time as the community asked for a dedicated anti-cheat solution.
This news comes as Actvision Blizzard is facing a lawsuit from the State of California, following a multi-year investigation. The lawsuit alleges the company allowed systemic sexist workplace behavior and instances of abuse.
With a campaign and multiplayer led by Sledgehammer Games, the game is heading back to World War II, telling the fictional birth of special forces. Meanwhile, developer Treyarch returns to work on Zombies mode. Call of Duty: Vanguard is currently slated to launch on Nov. 5 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.
Back to the past
Different versions available
Call of Duty: Vanguard is meant to be a complete package, with a campaign following early special forces and a multiplayer mode with 20 maps at launch. There's also more, like Zombies.
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