14 Apr 2021 11:46 AM +00:00

Activision Claims It's Issued Nearly Half A Million Call of Duty Warzone Bans

Activision have issued a new blog post discussing its efforts to combat cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone claiming it has now issued a whopping 475,000 permabans.

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In the 'anti-cheat progress report' the publisher said "our security and enforcement team has issued more than 475,000 permabans in Call of Duty: Warzone. Yesterday’s large banwave was our seventh high-volume set of bans since February."

That banwave, according to developer, saw another 30,000 accounts banned.

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As well as these large-scale banwaves, Activision noted that individual bans are issued on a daily basis, and detailed their commitment to closing down black market accounts.

"Our security and enforcement teams also issue bans daily – seven days a week – to individual offenses or repeat offenders. The combination of daily bans plus large-scale banwaves are an integral focus of our efforts.

We also are tackling the commercial market of cheat providers and resellers. This includes suspicious accounts, which are farmed and often sold to repeat offenders. We recently banned 45,000 fraudulent, black market accounts used by repeat offenders."

They also made it clear that they will issue hardware bans in the case of "repeat, or serial, cheaters", declaring it an "important part" of their anti-cheat measures.