In response to the fallout following the Warzone cheating issue, Facebook Gaming have taken steps to block cheaters from being able to stream their games on the platform. Facebook’s actions seem to line up with popular Warzone streamer Vikkstar quitting the game because of the amount of hackers.
If like me, you’ve noticed a huge amount of streamers on Facebook cheating games like Warzone, then you’ll be happy to know Facebook are taking action.
According to industry insider Rod Breslau, Facebook are taking steps to stop cheaters from streaming on the platform.
While Facebook can’t put a stop to the cheating problem in Warzone, the steps they are taking will reduce the amount of people who decide to cheat after watching someone else do it. THe company are taking a few steps including removing streamers who cheat from their Level Up and Partner programs, this means they won’t be able to use monetisation features like Stars and Fan Subscriptions.
The announcement comes not long after Vikkstar, a popular Call of Duty content creator made a video about how he was quitting Warzone due to the number of cheaters in the game. Vikkstar mentioned a particular Facebook streamer in his video who he had seen using cheats while streaming.
Facebook took action against this particular streamer by removing him from the Level Up program, essentially leaving him unable to monetise his streams, “along with several other accounts who stream cheats.”.
Vikkstar talked about having “an open line of communication with Activision” to talk about the cheating problem, and only a few days later, Activision announced their plans to combat the cheaters.
Only time will tell how effect Facebook’s new measures will be, both Facebook and Twitch are now putting a stop to cheaters monetizing streams on their platform.