The Call of Duty: WW2 open beta has been hit with hackers, as many players testing out the game ahead of release say that it is plagued with cheaters. The cheating is totally ruining their fun, say affected testers, who have called on developer Sledgehammer Games to do something about it.
Responding to fan complaints, Sledgehammer Games has now explained that it has “yet to deploy the suite of anti-cheat/hacking technology we will use when the full PC game is live.” The Call of Duty: WW2 developer realizes that “there are always those who aim to spoil the fun, even in a beta,” and it takes “a level playing field extremely serious and will monitor and react to this as a top priority on an ongoing basis.”
Other fixes and features planned for the full release of Call of Duty: WW2 include adding “scroll bars on options that scroll,” “making the resolution options more clear and consistent,” and to “clearly indicate being in Party status in UI.” Sledgehammer Games will also “streamline the exit of the game,” which will be great news to open beta players who complained that the option to quit is buried deep within the game’s menus and thus incredibly difficult to find.
While Call of Duty: WW2‘s story campaign looks strong, the game’s multiplayer mode has been improved too, and as always, will be a huge draw for returning fans. The hacking and cheating on the PC version of the game spoils that fun and is enough to put many off from buying the game, so fans will be glad to see that Sledgehammer is taking this so seriously.
On top of that, though, Sledgehammer’s statement will go a long way for PC players who have felt left out in the cold on previous Call of Duty installments. For example, PC gamers were left incredibly upset when they discovered that the Windows Store version of Infinite Warfare was incompatible with the Steam version. It was seen as an unnecessary way to split the already minuscule PC player base and yet another slap in the face to those who had chosen not to play the game on consoles.
Sledgehammer could use Call of Duty: WW2 to get back into PC fans’ good books. The PC player base will likely always be much smaller to the amount of people playing on consoles, but it’s positive to see the developer giving all players equal treatment at least.
Call of Duty: WW2 releases November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Sledgehammer Games