Cheaters have been giving Call of Duty: Warzone a hard time since its launch on March 10, 2020, but today Activision is giving them a hard time back.
On the night of Tuesday, February 2 to Wednesday, February 3, Activision decided to set the record straight by banning a total of 60,000 accounts for using cheating software while playing Call of Duty: Warzone. A heavy fallout increases the total number of banned accounts since the launch of the game to 300,000.
We have zero tolerance for cheaters across Call of Duty and Call of Duty: Warzone. Our focus is to combat both cheaters and cheat providers. Today we banned 60,000 accounts for confirmed cases of using cheat software in Warzone, bringing our total to date of more than 300,000 permabans worldwide since launch.
But Activision doesn’t intend to stop there and states on their official website that they will continue their efforts to identify and address cheat providers at the source, who distribute unauthorized third-party software for modding or hacking.
We are committed to delivering a fair and fun experience for all players. This is a dedicated focus for our security, enforcement, and technology teams.
Activision would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the various actions that have been taken by the publisher to counter cheating methods, starting with the implementation of weekly security updates, improved in-game reporting mechanisms, and above all the addition of 2-factor authentication, a method that has already invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts.
We know cheaters are constantly looking for vulnerabilities, and we continue to dedicate resources 24/7 to identify and combat cheats, including aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stat hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors, and any third party software that is used to manipulate game data or memory.
This ban comes just a day after popular Warzone streamer, “Vikkstar123” announced that he would no longer play the game. He echoed sentiments found throughout the Warzone streaming community at the moment that the game is in the worst state it’s ever been in due to hackers and cheaters.
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