300,000 cheaters banned from Call of Duty: Warzone

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In what it’s calling a “zero tolerance” policy toward cheaters, Activision says that it banned 60,000 Call of Duty: Warzone accounts today. That brings the total number of permabans to 300,000 worldwide.

“We are also continuing our efforts to identify and address cheat providers at the source, who distribute unauthorized third party software for modding or hacking,” Activision says in a blog post. “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.”

Since Warzone launched in March 2020, the developers have taken a number of actions to deter cheating. Activision says that they have weekly backend security updates for the free-to-play battle royale. They say that they have improved in-game reporting and eliminated unauthorized third-party software providers.

Perhaps most importantly, they added two-factor authentication. This move alone invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts. The company says that it is adding more enforcement resources and “enhancements to our internal anti-cheat software.”

“There’s no place for cheating. We’re committed to this cause. We are listening and will not stop in our efforts,” the company adds.

For the latest security and enforcement policy details, players can visit support.activision.com/warzonepolicy.

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