‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ devs have banned half a million cheaters now


Raven Software has revealed that Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters banned within its history are now as many as half a million accounts, showing the game’s scale.

Call of Duty: Warzone has only come out last year, but the game already has a massive player base. Among these were cheaters who, according to devs at Raven, have reached 500,000 in numbers, with 30,000 accounts banned from the last wave.

Warzone devs banned 30,000 accounts recently

Warzone conjures many different cheaters in a quest for a weird sense of superiority. At the same time, Warzone devs are also busy purging the game of cheaters through consistent banwaves.

Earlier this year, a banwave cleared as many as 15,000 malicious accounts in one wave. During this time, the total number of banned accounts already numbered at 475,000. The latest wave shows that they removed another 30,000 accounts recently, putting them at 500,000.

“Banned over 30,000 malicious accounts across Call of Duty yesterday… bringing us to over half a million accounts banned in Warzone,” said the tweet.

The ban within the community is impressive, considering the massive playerbase that the game still has. While the game is free-to-play, the level of hassle players are willing to go through to make new accounts make their ban numbers a feat in itself.

Raven Soft clear about their work against cheating

Raven Software has stayed open about their anti-cheat policy for Call of Duty: Warzone. They are known to share stats online, as they banned more and more players almost every day.

“Cheaters are never welcome. To date, our security and enforcement team has issued more than 475,000 permabans in Call of Duty: Warzone. Yesterday’s large banwave was our seventh high-volume set of bans since February,” they said in a blog post last April.

“In addition, our security and enforcement teams also issue bans daily – seven days a week – to individual offenses or repeat offenders. The combination of daily bans plus large-scale banwaves are an integral focus of our efforts.”

Their playerbase is as big as 100 million players, which means their banlist is as big as 0.5% of their population. Sure, it doesn’t feel like it’s a drop in the ocean, but these numbers show commitment.

At a time when devs are having a hard time controlling cheaters, Raven Software is doing god’s work in Call of Duty: Warzone. Together with their work on regularly fixing glitches and bugs, their work against cheaters is much appreciated.

Featured image courtesy of Call of Duty/Youtube Screenshot

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