After complaints galore on forums everywhere, Activision has banned some 60,000 players from Call of Duty: Warzone.
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.
The security and enforcement teams have additional measures coming – both preventative and enforcement – throughout this year to root out both cheaters and cheat providers.
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.
Activision and Raven Software are both committed to increased communication, better anti-cheat software, and consistent and timely bans, which will hopefully make Call of Duty better overall.
I have walked away from many multiplayer games including Halo when aimbots were identified. The aim assist is hardware based so it takes some significant analysis to detect users.
Valve Anti Cheat is fairly sophisticated. It is also very aggressive to shut down cheaters. Valve will not refund games to cheaters. So far Valve’s games are fair.
So many games have been ruined by cheating that it would warrant its own category.