In the latest ban wave, Activision has ripped off over 60,000 cheaters from Warzone, after they were blasted for using an inefficient anti-cheat.
In the past few days, Activision was under extreme pressure from players and streamers where they urged them to come up with a better anti-cheat to address the alarming rise of cheaters in the BR. Recently, streamers like Vikkstar123 shared their experience, where it was frustrating to the point he had to part ways with the game.
“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.” read their statement.
The blogpost got into details about their plans going forward with the anti-cheat and what it will mean to the competitive integrity of the game.
Since launch we’ve taken a number of dedicated actions:
- · Weekly backend security updates
- · Improved in-game reporting mechanisms
- · Added 2-factor authentication, which has invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts
- · Eliminated numerous unauthorized third-party software providers
- · Increased dedicated teams and resources across software development, engineering, data science, legal and monitoring
In addition, we’re increasing our efforts and capabilities in these key areas:
- · Enhancements to our internal anti-cheat software
- · Additional detection technology
- · Adding new resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement
- · Regular communication updates on progress; more two-way dialogue
- · Zero tolerance for cheat providers
- · Consistent and timely bans
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