Call Of Duty: Warzone Bans Reach 475,000 As Publisher Outlines Anti-Cheating Measures

Activision is making it harder for Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters to prosper.


Alongside banning another 30,000 cheaters from Call of Duty: Warzone, bringing the total number of permabans up to 475,000, publisher Activision has outlined some steps it's taking to further combat cheaters across the Call of Duty series like issuing hardware bans to repeat or serial offenders.

This is Warzone's "seventh high-volume set of bans since February," Activision said. In a blog post, the publisher discussed what its security and enforcement teams are doing, such as issuing permabans to repeat or serial offenders and using two-factor authentication to put even more obstacles in the way of cheaters.

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Increased Call of Duty: Warzone Anti-Cheat Efforts

  • Utilizing 2-factor authentication to make it harder to access new accounts simply to cheat.
  • Ramping-up additional resources to support our security and enforcement teams.
  • Increased frequency of high-volume banwaves in addition to our daily banning of repeat offending accounts.
  • Improving regular communications and updates.

Other efforts to combat cheating in Call of Duty include issuing daily bans (seven days a week) to individual offenses and repeat offenders, as well as permanently banning the hardware of repeat or serial offenders. Activision said both facets are "integral" and "important" to the team's efforts to quell rampant cheating.

On top of this, Activision is targeting markets where Warzone players share cheats and resell accounts. The publisher recently banned some 45,000 "fraudulent, black market accounts used by repeat offenders."

Activision said updates on how cheaters will be dealt with will continue as usual.

This all comes as Activision and co-developers Raven Software and Treyarch Studios have issued various bans across the Call of Duty series since the start of the year. Recently, Activision published a report on a dropper hackers used to gain access to sensitive user data and mine cryptocurrency from victims.

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