Dealing with cheaters in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone is a constant battle. Whether it’s waves of updated aimbots and wallhacks, or cheats that can’t be dealt with so easily like the Cronus Anti-Recoil mod, cheaters’ tenaciousness is never-ending.
But one issue Infinity Ward likely never thought it would have to deal with is hackers bypassing two-factor to circumvent bans. Some are attributing this to the rise in hackers seen online for Warzone.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play game. That means that banned players could, and did for a very long time, simply make new accounts to cheat from. To try and stop this, the Warzone developers implemented two-factor SMS verification on PC.
The thought being that cheaters could have their phone numbers banned, something that isn’t easily replaceable like an email address. It worked, briefly, but it now appears that hackers have found a way around two-factor security.
The Selling of Warzone Accounts
Reddit user aur0n posted on Reddit a post they’d seen on a cheating website. The post showed a hacker that was selling Warzone accounts for $2 each. These purchased accounts would come with an email address and password, but with the phone verification already taken care of.
The offer even allows for the buyer to use their own email address for all purchased accounts. In other words, cheaters are getting accounts for relatively cheap without having to deal with the SMS verification whatsoever.
This service isn’t new, either. The offer was originally posted three weeks ago, meaning cheaters have had a relatively cheap way of circumventing bans and the two-factor security effort for a while. The wave of cheaters players are seeing in-game in Warzone may be directly related.
The issue is only compounded due to the seeming appearance of more egregious cheats in-game over the past several weeks. It isn’t just that cheaters are circumventing bans, but that they’re then able to use incredibly powerful and unfair cheats in-game. Call of Duty: Warzone‘s anti-cheat software appears to be being pushed well past its own capabilities and players are left trying to have despite the cheaters.
So now, what do you all think about this guys?