Activision reportedly banned an eye-watering 20,000 players just as Season Six of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone was about to take place.
As spotted by Vice, a whopping 20,000 players tried to log into their accounts on Monday – the day before the launch of Season Six – only to find they’d been booted from play. The reason? Well, according to the publication, the banwave has allegedly only affected those who’ve used a pretty popular cheating app.
The revelation has divided fans, with many praising Activision for trying to keep the game fair, level and free from cheaters. However, social media is also being flooded with people claiming to have received bans without having cheated.
So far, if you get issued a permaban, Activision’s decision is final. For those who are claiming to have received a ban in error, it’s potentially a very alarming issue.
How about you lift the ban of my friends who got banned for no reason? Do you guys really don't care about real players who spend hours grinding and let cheaters play freely on this game?— Doods Perez (@yes_doods) September 30, 2020
Speaking of cheating in Call of Duty, an unnamed former Activision employee told Vice: “It’s rare that any one particular cheat will last long term without getting detected at some point,
“It’s always a game of cat and mouse, people that actively use cheats should understand it’s highly likely you’ll be banned at some point and you’ll just have yourself to blame.”
Meanwhile, a Change.org petition has been created in the hopes of making Activision reveal more details on the unwarranted bans. With almost 25,000 signatures at the time of writing, it’s clear there’s dissent within the Call of Duty player ranks.
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