Call of Duty

New Anti-Cheat System, Map Coming to Warzone With Call of Duty: Vanguard Launch

A brand-new map, playlists and PC anti-cheat system are coming soon to Call of Duty: Warzone later this year.
A brand-new map, playlists and PC anti-cheat system are coming soon to Call of Duty: Warzone later this year. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Along with the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Activision announced Thursday that a new and improved Warzone experience is coming later this year.

Aside from the confirmation of an entirely new map, gameplay and playlists, perhaps the most important soon-to-be added Warzone feature of all is the new PC anti-cheat system.

Suffice to say, Warzone has been in a really rough spot in the last few months due to its rampant hacking/cheating situation. The issue has become so common and frustrating that well-established content creators such as Nickmercs have decided to take a break from the title.

Season Five's new Combat Scout Perk, which enables players to see damaged enemies through walls, seems to have only added fuel to the fire.

As such, this announcement is much-needed and a new anti-cheat system cannot come soon enough.

Set to launch "later this year" according to Activision's blog post, the new anti-cheat system will be dropping along with a new battle royale map, in turn signaling the beginning of full integration between Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone.

While more information on the new anti-cheat system is set to be released in the coming weeks prior to Vanguard’s launch, Activision also revealed details about Warzone's universal progression plans moving forward.

Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard will all see a concerted effort to remain in sync with the new Warzone experience, with all content earned via a Battle Pass or purchased via a Store Bundle being available to equip in the battle royale mode. Rank and Battle Pass progress will be integrated across all four titles as well.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to launch for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Battle.net) on Nov. 5, 2021.