Call of Duty Warzone: New update is here, brings surprising new features

Call of Duty Warzone: New update is here, brings surprising new features

Call of Duty Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone players will have access to a new update. The developers of Raven Software publish the patch notes on their website and go into the individual changes and innovations. A new feature is in the foreground: The update brings a new matchmaking function to the Battle Royale shooter, with which you can quickly put together a squad for the next match. For this you will find the new sub-item "Find player" in the lobby under "Fill squad". Here you decide between game style, game modes and party communication - and so find players according to your preferences.

If you select game modes, for example, Warzone looks for players who want to play the same game variant as you. If you are looking primarily for German players, you can set the language you want under Communication. There is also information for the ping. Alternatively, you select all options and then randomly draw a team. Note that the function is still in beta and is therefore still being tested.

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Call of Duty Warzone is getting a brand new map - matching the Vanguard release. A new anti-cheat system is also planned. var lstExcludedArticleTicker = '1378468,1378309,1378204,1378083'; Raven Software explains that individual subtleties can still change. In addition to the new matchmaking feature, the new Warzone update contains a number of bug fixes. From now on it should no longer happen that contracts in landing mode no longer appear outside the map. In addition, problems related to contracts in classic Battle Royale have been fixed. You can find out what will change with the update in the patch notes included below.


Looking for Party (Beta) This new feature allows you to search for and party up with other Players via a series of preferences that you select (Game Modes, Party Communication, Play Style,). This feature is still being tested and is subject to change. Weapons

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Call of Duty Banned 100,000 Accounts In a Single Day

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Raven Software has announced that it has rolled out another mass banning wave across Call of Duty: Warzone. The studio says that its latest attempt to combat cheaters in the game has resulted in the removal of over 100,000 accounts in a single day.

Confirming the news on Twitter (below), the studio says that it has removed over 100,000 accounts, specifically targeting 'repeat offenders and cheat providers at the source'.

News of its latest cheater-cull comes after a string of attempts to remove cheaters from the game. Back in April, IGN reported that Activision had banned almost half a million total accounts from Warzone. On August 11, Raven banned a further 50,000 accounts after heavy criticism from the community, with prominent Call of Duty streamers seemingly heaping on the pressure. The studio addressed the issue of cheating in a tweet saying, 'We are listening and hard at work behind the scenes.'

A more long-term anti-cheat solution is on its way. During the official reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Activision told fans that they would be finally receiving a 'multi-faceted, new anti-cheat system' that will be integrated into Warzone alongside its new map later this year.

One of the main concerns from the community amid banning waves is that cheaters are often able to create new accounts and begin re-offending. One of Activision's current most effective methods for combatting this is through hardware banning, which the company says it uses against serial cheaters. Banning the hardware a cheater is using stops them from simply switching to new accounts, and can be effective. However, while it sounds like a simple fix, hardware banning is not always possible. A number of cheating programs combat hardware bans by using in-built workarounds that spoof a player's hardware ID and allow them to slip through the cracks.

It remains to be seen what improvements the game's new anti-cheat will make in terms of combatting cheaters. However, with Raven Software continuing to ban accounts across Warzone, and the anti-cheat system now confirmed for later this year, at least there's some hope for players that Call of Duty's battle royale may see more level playing field in the future. The only potential worry for robust anti-cheat solutions is that they can affect performance, as Bungie warned yesterday ahead of Destiny 2 adopting the Battleye system.

If you're looking forward to the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard, then make sure to check out our full rundown of the new single-player and multiplayer modes from the upcoming title. Alternatively, you can watch the game's latest gameplay video below:

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.