Call of Duty: Warzone Anti-Cheat Bans Over 300,000 players Since Launch

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Activision’s free-to-play game, Call of Duty: Warzone, has been infested with hackers. However, Activision has taken some drastic steps in the past to reduce the number of cheaters with the help of anti-cheat software. This anti-cheat software has banned over 300,000 players in total since launch and banned nearly 60,000 players on February 2.

Activision is currently searching for the companies responsible for selling cheats so that they can directly ban them, and maybe even file a lawsuit against them as others did in the past. While it can be frustrating to go against cheaters, Activision is trying its best to stop the situation. The main reason could be because the game is free to play, which allows users to create new accounts after getting banned.

Since its launch, the game publisher has taken several steps to enforce the cheating situation:

  • Weekly backend security updates.
  • Improved in-game reporting mechanisms.
  • Added two-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.

Activision also plans on improving in certain 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.

The cheating situation persists across the entire COD franchise, including Warzone, Modern Warfare, and Black Ops, all currently under investigation. You can expect more details about the cheating situation by following the respective branch, such as Raven Software, Infinity Ward, and Treyarch Studios.

You can find more details in the given blog post.

So, what are your thoughts on Activision’s anti-cheat program? Do you think Activision can make the game free of cheaters? Personally, I think it’s a step in the right direction, but they need to do I.P bans instead. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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