Since its release in March 2020, the topic of cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone has always been a subject that has seen players express their frustrations over.
Activision seems to be turning a new corner with their efforts against cheaters, as they have banned over 60,000 accounts this week.
Now, they have posted a new blog post detailing some of the efforts they will be making in the coming weeks to prevent cheaters going forward.
Here's what you need to know!
In a new blog post titled AN UPDATE REGARDING CALL OF DUTY® ANTI CHEAT PROGRAM, Activision notes that they have banned over 300,000 accounts since the release of Warzone back in March of 2020.
Now, they are going to be making more efforts to combat these cheaters!
Here is what they had to say.
We have zero tolerance for cheaters across Call of Duty and Call of Duty: Warzone™. Our focus is to combat both cheaters and cheat providers. Today we banned 60,000 accounts for confirmed cases of using cheat software in Warzone, bringing our total to date of more than 300,000 permabans worldwide since launch.
We are also continuing our efforts to identify and address cheat providers at the source, who distribute unauthorized third party software for modding or hacking.
We are committed to delivering a fair and fun experience for all players. This is a dedicated focus for our security, enforcement and technology teams.
Since launch we’ve taken a number of dedicated actions:
- Weekly backend security updates
- Improved in-game reporting mechanisms
- Added 2-factor authentication, which has invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts
- Eliminated numerous unauthorized third party software providers
- Increased dedicated teams and resources across software development, engineering, data science, legal and monitoring
In addition, we’re increasing our efforts and capabilities in these key areas.
- Enhancements to our internal anti-cheat software
- Additional detection technology
- Adding new resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement
- Regular communication updates on progress; more two-way dialogue
- Zero tolerance for cheat providers
- Consistent and timely bans
So, it appears they have confirmed that there will be a stronger anti-cheat within Warzone very soon!
Hopefully, this is the first step in finally resolving the key issues surrounding Warzone.