As reported by Eurogamer, Warzone Companion--a Call of Duty: Warzone app that allowed players to see their lobby's K/D ratio before the match begins--has made changes due to online outcry. Why? Because people being able to see each other's K/D ratio has allowed them to scope out a match and then leave if they decide the lobby is not in their favor, which is not something that Warzone allows officially.
Dmitry Shymko, the owner of both the app and COD Stats (where the app is hosted) spoke to Eurogamer:
"Cheaters are one of the worst problems of Warzone and online gaming overall. We wanted to help the community and highlight those players that are having extremely high metrics in their previous matches and at the same time give an instrument for players to see that they just might die to the lucky shot. Also, such players can be spectated during the match more precisely so users can report them if they will detect real cheaters. The app also has a lot of features that will track player dynamics, every skill and will help him to get better.
"Still, by understanding the importance of discussion we decided to make a change in our app to cut the place for any kind of abuse. Information about lobby players will be shown only after the warm-up, and the average lobby K/D value will be displayed only at the end of the match and the average lobby K/D value will be displayed only at the end of the match. These changes were already implemented in our app today."
As expected, players will no longer be able to see the K/D of other players before a match begins. Now they can see it only after the pre-match warm-up, and the average K/D value of the lobby will not appear until the end of the match.
Along with the K/D changes, players will no longer be able to use Warzone Companion to flag potential cheaters before a match even begins. However, the idea isn't going away completely.
"I believe that it still can be a good idea to leave at least information about who is a potential cheater during warm-up but for now, we want to have more feedback from users and what do they think about this option," Shymko told Eurogamer.
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