200,000+ Accounts Have Been Banned From Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare And Warzone

Activision announces a new ban wave and says it's deploying even more measures to fight against cheaters.


Like many popular games, cheaters are flocking to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the battle royale game Warzone. Developer Infinity Ward isn't letting these cheaters run amok, however, as the company has confirmed it has banned more than 200,000 accounts for cheating since launch.

This number applies to Modern Warfare and the Warzone spinoff, but Activision did not provide a breakdown by game. There was a new wave of bans this week, Infinity Ward said, and this is seemingly the 20,000 Warzone players that had their accounts deactivated for using cheats, according to a Vice report.

In addition to announcing the new ban total, Infinity Ward said it is staying vigilant in the fight against cheaters by releasing "additional security updates" and "backend enforcement tools." The developer did not provide any specifics on these, and that may be intentional so as not to give cheaters a heads-up.

Overall, Infinity Ward said it has "zero tolerance" for cheating in its games.

Modern Warfare and Warzone recently welcomed its big Season 6 update, introducing new multiplayer maps, a big change to the Verdansk battle royale map, a new Operator, and more. Check out GameSpot's Season 6 breakdown to find out everything that's new.

The next Call of Duty game is Black Ops Cold War, and it's set for release in November. You'll be able to play the game much sooner, however, as the open beta begins later in October.

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