Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone have both had issues with cheaters since the games first released. Developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision have both been very vocal on the matter of bans, confirming that thousands of players have been removed from the titles for inappropriate conduct.
If you were hoping the ban waves were over then you might want to take note, as Infinity Ward has released a statement warning players that “more ban waves are coming.”
Sharing the announcement across social media, Infinity Ward writes: “Cheating will not be tolerated. More ban waves are coming. If you receive a ban it is for unauthorised manipulation of game data. Don’t call for unscrupulous services offering cheats and modifications, these are fraudulent. For a list of security and enforcement policy details please visit [website].”
The lengthy post also goes on advise players to avoid third party software, mods, hacks and unofficial tutorials.
Though the news might be met with relief for some players, others are likely to be less impressed with the news. A growing number of CoD fans are fighting back at what they believe are “wrongful” bans, with thousands now speaking out.
A petition for Activision and Infinity Ward to readdress bans issued in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone has hit nearly 20,000 signatures, with thousands more voicing their frustration across social media.
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 ban wave, we reached out to Activision, who pointed us to this April blogpost about the company’s approach to cheating. Whatever the future holds for Call of Duty, this seems to be a problem that isn’t going away any time soon…
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