‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ bans 70,000 accounts as players surpass 50 million

Activision has no chill whatsoever when it comes to cheating as it permanently bans 70,000 players from the game worldwide.

Just last month, it was revealed that around 50,000 players were banned from Call of Duty: Warzone after being found cheating in the battle royale game. Activision, specifically Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward, doesn’t plan on making that a one-time thing as another round of banning has been conducted, and this time, around 20,000 players more were kicked out permanently. 

No place for cheaters

Ever since the game was launched last month, the developers had been increasing their efforts to make the game fair for everyone to play. In a blog, Activision explained their commitment to keeping the game a secure place and outlined the measures they are taking to do so. 

In a blog post, Activision reveals that they have a security team that monitors and investigates data 24/7 in order to identify infringements within their system. Those infringements would undergo evaluation in order to identify all possible cheats and hacks, which would include the use of aimbots and wallhacks, among others. 

However, Activision did not go into specific details, possibly to prevent cheat creators from finding a loophole into their security measures. 

“We take all forms of cheating very seriously, maintaining a level and fair playing field for everyone is among our highest priorities. This is an area we have been working on heavily, but it isn’t always something we discuss publicly. We have been enforcing account bans since Day 1 of Warzone’s release,” the blog reads.

If all else fails, they could follow the same tactics used by Ubisoft and Epic Games and go after the creators and distributors of hacks. By specifically targeting hack distributing sites and using legal action, these companies were able to effectively secure their games. 

50 million players in a month

Call of Duty: Warzone has been a success ever since the beginning. When it was first launched in March, it recorded around six million players in just one day. By the fourth day, 15 million players were playing the free Battle Royale game, and by the 10th day, around 30 million players were recorded. 

Now, in just a month after it was released, Call of Duty: Warzone follows in the footsteps of Apex Legends and Respawn as it achieves a milestone of over 50 million players in a month. The success of Warzone can be attributed to the constant updates made by developers in order to make the game more exciting and engaging.

Just recently, a new update added a solo mode as well as four-player squad support in addition to the original Plunder and Battle Royale modes. 


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