Call of Duty: Warzone Devs Ban Over 50,000 Accounts This Week

An Anti-Cheat Update For the Ages

It may surprise you to hear this, but the free-to-play battle royale game Call of Duty: Warzone has a bit of a problem with cheaters. The developer, Raven Software, has previously banned over 500,000 accounts from Call of Duty: Warzone, and now it’s added another 50,000 in this week alone.

That number came from the official Raven Software Twitter account, which recently tweeted about the developer’s anti-cheat efforts. Apparently, they sent out two ban waves this week alone, focusing on repeat offenders and other high-priority targets.

Cheating is a serious problem in many online games, and the consequences can be surprisingly dire. The world’s largest video game cheating ring was recently shut down by a concerted effort from both the Chinese police and Tencent, but new cheaters continue to pop up around the world.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s massive ban waves may seem intimidating, but they are intended to keep the game fun and playable for everyone. However, a few users who replied to the Twitter post mentioned being banned for things they had no control over, or for completely unknown reasons.

It’s unclear whether Raven Software will be taking other methods to tackle cheating in the game, but it is clear that something needs to be done. That said, most Call of Duty: Warzone players don’t exactly appreciate being banned for things they weren’t aware of.

Several Twitter users have responded to Raven Software’s post by digging up screenshots and videos of other players who have either played a part in getting the users banned or cheated in the game. In the meantime, Raven Software appears to be focusing on another issue that is preventing some players from connecting to the game. They’ve already deployed a fix for the problem.

Call of Duty: Warzone is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC.

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