Call of Duty Vanguard Already Attacked By Hackers

Published: Sep 20, 2021

These days, it seems that Call of Duty and hackers go together like peanut butter and jelly. There’s something almost synonymous about the two, and in recent months, CoD fans have suffered immeasurably. From aimbots to wallhacks, and from invisibility glitches to God mode, Call of Duty has constantly found itself in hot hacking water over the last year.

For all its efforts with a constant array of bans, Activision seems to be getting no closer to an end goal. Now, hackers have transitioned away from Warzone and are actively attacking Call of Duty Vanguard. The latest iteration in the franchise, slated to release in October, is in a beta stage at the moment. However, that unfinished aspect hasn’t stopped hackers from pouring resources into ruining the game for others.

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Recently, some of the most popular Call of Duty streamers have been witnessing these events first hand. Last night, xQc, one of Twitch’s most-followed streamers, suffered at the hands of hackers. When he was playing Vanguard’s multiplayer beta, hackers were ending games at the press of a button.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there, as hackers are also employing the use of wallhacks and aimbot in Vanguard. These are some of the most typical hacks a player can acquire, but they’re massively disruptive and completely spoil the game for everyone else. Although, these cheaters are by no means a new concept within the realms of Call of Duty.

Back in August, we reported on the news that Activision had legally forced a Warzone cheat provider to cease trading. However, it seems as though it was a drop of water in the ocean, and with one head cut off, another one simply rises up.

Better Things To Come

Logically, it makes no sense for Activision to deploy its promised anti-cheat software in the Vanguard beta. In the first instance, that would permit hackers an extended window that they could use to research this software. Before you know it, the wall would be broken down, and the cheaters could pour through.

However, there is an issue presenting itself here, with players immediately being turned off from Call of Duty Vanguard. It seems that there’s a general lack of excitement regarding the WWII title, which may yet be overshadowed by Battlefield 2042 (which was recently delayed) and Halo Infinite.

As Activision continues to delay any anti-cheat measures, the landscape deteriorates. In recent months, several popular Warzone streamers abandoned the title in favour of other games, like Apex Legends. While Activision has teased a new map and environment for Call of Duty Warzone, it might not be enough to fully revive the title.

And, if things continue the way they are for Vanguard, it’ll have a hard time competing with this year’s FPS offerings.

Grant Taylor-Hill
Grant Taylor-Hill

Since: February 12, 2021

Grant is a lifelong, multi-platform gamer with a passion for journalism and more than ten years' experience in the industry. He'll try any game once, and when he's not playing them, he's watching them, being as he is an avid esports fan.

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