Players of Call of Duty: Warzone have been clamoring for a working anti-cheat since the game launched. Verdansk has been plagued by hackers since day one and Activision had done little to combat them until recently. With the upcoming release of Vanguard, Activision and Sledgehammer have been raising the expectations and hopes of players who want a working anti-cheat.
The team behind Call of Duty is now making jokes about the upcoming anti-cheat in trailers, raising the hopes of the player base even more. With the level of excitement around the release of this anti-cheat , some of the Call of Duty fanbase is waiting for Vanguard to release specifically to have that anti-cheat in Warzone.
Between jokes like this quick Easter Egg in the trailer as well as the way that Activision and Call of Duty have talked about this anti-cheat, players now expect the large-scale hacker problem to be solved when it comes out. With the amount of press this has started to get, anything less than a complete wipe of most of the hackers in the game would be a letdown. Activision has failed to come through on many promises to players in the past, but if the promise of an anti-cheat that really gets the hacker problem under control does not deliver, Warzone could see a serious decline in popularity as people move on to other games where they don't have to run into an aimbot every game.