Call of Duty: Warzone, the standalone Call of Duty: Modern Warfare spinoff, has already seen an eye watering number of players heading into the fray. Sadly, though, battle royale game’s also seen its fair share of cheaters since launch less than a month ago. In response, publisher Activision has revealed it’s already issued more than 50,000 permanent bans.
As spotted by our sister site The Loadout, Activision has announced the 50,000 Warzone cheater bans in a blog post titled ‘Cheaters not welcomed in Call of Duty: Warzone’. “We take all forms of cheating very seriously [and] maintaining a level and fair playing field for everyone is among our highest priorities,” the studio says. “We have been enforcing account bans since day one of Warzone’s release. To date, we issued more than 50,000 permabans worldwide.”
While there aren’t any details in the post about what types of cheating have been taking place in-game, the studio does outline the steps it’s taking to fight both offending players and cheat providers.
The FPS game’s got security teams monitoring the issue around the clock, and the teams “review all possible cheats and hacks” which includes “identifying use of aimbots, wallhacks, and more” to address the problem.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) March 31, 2020
“We’re working to improve our in-game system for reporting potential cheating. Plans are underway to streamline the UI for a more seamless reporting experience,” the post adds. “Once investigations are complete, we will continue to work as quickly as possible to ban. Moving forward, we will aim to provide a regular count on the latest number of bans issued, as needed.” Right on.
This will likely be welcome news for the Warzone community, as some users have been highlighting how prevalent cheating already seems to have become in-game.
If you’re keen to score some victories and get the most out of the game the fair way, be sure to take a look at our guides to the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons and best Call of Duty: Warzone loadout drops.