Thousands Of ‘Cheaters’ Banned From Call Of Duty Warzone

Call of Duty is taking no prisoners, other than Gulag residents, in their new smash hit Battle Royale game. Since the game launched, Activision and Infinity Ward have actively banned upwards of 50,000 players for performing actions they considered ‘cheating’.

In a statement made on their website, Activision claimed that:

“There’s no place for cheating in games. Warzone has zero tolerance for cheaters. Here is what we’re doing about it. We take all forms of cheating very seriously, maintaining a level and fair playing field for everyone is among our highest priorities. This is an area we have been working on heavily, but it isn’t always something we discuss publicly.”

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The punishment for cheating is harsh. Occasionally, a shadowban is enforced where gamers will simply be denied access to the game’s online systems for a set amount of time, but Activision has grown tired of players not taking their warnings seriously and are issued perma-bans immediately for any players that are considered to have cheated during Warzone gameplay.

Over 30 million players are now actively playing Warzone, so to handle such a large scale player base, Activision has taken a number of measures to maintain the player base are managed fairly. They stated that:

” – Our security teams monitor 24/7 to investigate data and identify potential infractions. 

– The teams review all possible cheats and hacks, this includes identifying use of aimbots, wallhacks and more.

– We’re working to improve our in-game system for reporting potential cheating. Plans are underway to streamline the UI for a more seamless reporting experience.

– For all reports that are received in-game, they are both analyzed and filtered based on key data.

– Once investigations are complete, we will continue to work as quickly as possible to ban.”

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Activision rounded off their statement by saying:

“Simply put there’s no place for cheating. We recognize that there’s no single solution for combating cheaters, it’s a constant enforcement every day, 24/7. Rest assured, we’re committed to ensuring a fun and fair experience for everyone.”

The company is continually looking for new and effective ways to combat cheating in the online gaming community, especially after the introduction of cross-play made it ever more possible to be matched in a lobby with someone who has access to such advantages. The results so far have been positive, so maybe one day the aim-bot will be eradicated.

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