50,000 Call Of Duty Warzone Cheaters Have Been Perma-Banned

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Call of Duty Warzone has been much bigger than anyone else expected, amassing a total of 30 million players in only ten days. However, it’s not all good news. Warzone's player base has been continuously increasing and so are the numbers of hackers in the game. Hackers and cheaters have been ruining the game, and the fact that Warzone is free doesn’t help. Banned players can just create another account and hop back in.

Activision recently revealed a blog post detailing what they are doing about the hacker situation. Devs claim that they have perma-banned over 50,000 players since the game’s launch and they are not planning to slow down anytime soon. They have also revealed the future steps they will take to make the playing field fair and equal.

  • 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.
  • Moving forward, we will aim to provide a regular count on the latest number of bans issued, as needed.

Hacking and cheating have been like the plague for the online gaming industry. Multiple games have suffered from it. The biggest example that comes to mind is another Battle Royale title Apex Legends. At the time of launch, the game was filled with hackers to the brim. You couldn't enjoy a single match without running into fast-moving aimboters in the game. However, the devs at Respawn decided to take a more hardline approach and started giving hardware bans. This means the hacker won’t be able to cheat on the same PC, even if he/she uses a new account. He/she will have to buy completely new hardware. As a result, the number of hackers in Apex Legend reduced drastically.

Other companies like Ubisoft are even taking legal action against the hack creators and providers, trying to cut off the supply.

So what do you think? Have you encountered any hackers in Call of Duty Warzone? Do you think game developers should take legal action against cheat creators? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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