Following a hugely successful PS4 public alpha for Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty's newest title, we've got some unfortunate news to share.
According to reports, over 500,000 accounts have been hacked in a new data breach.
Despite Activision denying there is an issue, they have advised taking extra precaution while you can - you'll want to change your password to be safe.
If you're an avid Warzone player, you should be on notice that your account might be at risk.
Call Of Duty Accounts Hacked
Over 500,000 Activision accounts have reportedly been hacked, with log-ins being leaked publicly. These hackers are supposedly changing the account details of these leaked log-ins, making it impossible for their actual owners to log in and recover them.
Activision has responded claiming that the claim is inaccurate.
Activision accounts are used to log into numerous Call of Duty titles such as Warzone, Modern Warfare and COD Mobile; as well as a few other titles such as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Due to Activision accounts not having two-factor authentication, it's tough to thwart all forms of hacking.
How To Change Your Activision Account Password
If you need to change your Activision/Call of Duty account password (which we highly recommend you do) follow these steps:
- Go to the Call of Duty account password recovery page.
- Enter the email address that was used to create your account and select Submit.
- Instructions for resetting your password will be sent to the email address you entered.
- Check your email and follow the RESET YOUR PASSWORD link provided to reset your password. The link will be valid for 24 hours and can only be used once.
- Enter a new password according to the password requirements:
- Must be between 8 and 20 characters long.
- Must contain at least one letter and one number.
- May not contain sequential characters (e.g. ABC, 123, jkl).
- May not repeat the same character (e.g. XX, aa, 33).
- Select Save.
Change your password with any other services that may share your old password.
Be sure to link your Battlenet, PSN, Xbox or any other accounts associated with your Activision account to protect those.
Most importantly, remove any and all payment options associated with these accounts.