They may not be cheating. Instead of conspiring with a non-mover as I originally suggested, these two may
just be exclusively playing a very lopsided map with a nearly unbeatable strategy, as Norman suggested below. I don't really understand why people would do that, so I didn't consider it as an option and I'm not sure how to confirm that. I'd like to assume that's what they are doing, as I don't see how else to reconcile the near-perfect team win rates vs average individual win rate. I called them out in the public chat of the game before posting this, and one responded that they are not conspiring and are willing to end the game if the teammate is booted.Original post:
While cheating is not explicitly allowed or really possible, it can be done by sandbagging an account to boost others by forcing a surrender / dropout. I joined an open 2v2 game on a fun map. They set the rules so that players do not turn into AIs when booted, so what these 3 may have done (or 1 or 2 on multiple accounts) is have the 3rd person, assigned to my team, not move and therefore be auto-booted. I would then be left in an impossible-to-win 2v1 scenario.
This theory is supported by the user having exceptionally high win rates on team games relative to 1v1 games. Of his 269 2v2 games, he has won 94%. That is outside of just being lucky or highly skilled. It looks like he is rigging the games. He has >95% win rates also on 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5. If he were highly skilled his 1v1 win rate would be comparable, but it is 61%.https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=19086882
Trying to report someone for cheating simply redirects to a wiki page saying that cheating isn't possible. That's not very helpful. So... how do we confirm that this theory is sound and, if so, take action? I'd like to not be hoodwinked by some jerk trying to con people just looking to play a fun game.
My teammate hasn't responded to nudges or chats. A teammate dropping out is an accepted risk, but I didn't get suspicious until I looked at the other team's win rates, and it's been rare in my experience to not make the first
move. Usually someone gets auto-booted later in the game.
Edited 7/14/2019 17:42:08