Raven Software developers for Call of Duty: WarZone have made it their mission to tackle cheating. They recently issued an anti-cheat update. Shortly after, on Friday, July 16, they tweeted that due to the update, 50,000 accounts have been banned. Sticking to their words that ‘Cheaters are never welcome’.
The task of dealing with players who use modding, hacking, or cheating in general, is a difficult task. But they are sticking to those words. Another key point is this isn’t the first time this year that an anti-cheat update has removed accounts on a large scale. On February 2, a post was made on the Call Of Duty Blog saying, ‘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.’
On April 12, 2021, Call of Duty released an announcement on the anti-cheat agenda progression, reporting that there is zero-tolerance for cheaters on their servers. The report covers the progress made with repeat offending accounts and increasing security. Following, the report covers the recent research discoveries of new fake cheats and deflecting them. Finally, in the report, we learn about all the updates of trying to make the servers fun and fair
In summary, Raven Software is doing what it can so you don’t have as many cheating accounts to blame for a bad K/D score. With serial cheaters aside, we still have 23 days left of the Season 4 WarZone Battle Pass to get our tier skips and blueprints. We still have time to prove why our Activision ID deserves to have its spot on the best play.
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