The petition for Activision and Infinity Ward to readdress bans issued in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone has hit over 10,000 signatures.
We reported on the Change.org petition just a few weeks ago, and it seems as though the problem of alleged “wrongful bans” against players has only worsened, with more than nine thousand signatures being added since then.
The petition was started by players seeking actions against what they view as “unjustified” bans, and also cite a lack of support from Activision when it comes to appeals.
“Activision Publishing, Inc.’s 2019 game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its free-to-play battle royale counterpart Call of Duty: Warzone have been banning innocent gamers without giving them reasons for the ban. Most of these players have not cheated on the game yet they are banned. Warnings have not been given and the bans were permanent,” says the petition.
Started by John Jefferson Sy, the protest continues: “Activision Publishing, Inc. and its developer Infinity Ward, Inc.’s support team is basically non-existent. Attempts to look for support about bans only lead to ‘Temporary and permanent suspensions from all game modes are final and are not subject to review. Activision Support cannot assist with or answer questions about enforcements.’ We have the right to know why our accounts have been revoked.”
Alongside the petition, social media is being flooded with complaints and questions regarding bans in both Modern Warfare and Warzone.
Back in April, Activision announced more than 70,000 cheaters had been banned from Warzone alone, but it’s not clear just how many of these could have been potentially incorrectly issued.
Following our last article into the banwave, we reached out to Activision, who pointed us to this April blogpost about the company’s approach to cheating.
For now, it seems as though the bans are here for the long run.
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