Activi­sion has pro­vid­ed a report on tox­ic behav­ior, hate speech, and harass­ment with­in a num­ber of Call of Duty titles, includ­ing War­zone, Black Ops Cold war, Mod­ern War­fare, and CoD: Mobile. The com­pa­ny stat­ed in a blog post that it will not tol­er­ate this behav­ior in its games, and took a stand against it in soci­ety as well.

We are focused on mak­ing pos­i­tive steps for­ward, and togeth­er cel­e­brat­ing the best fans in the world,” Activi­sion said. “We know address­ing tox­i­c­i­ty is not sim­ple and requires sus­tained effort.”

Over the past 12 months, Activi­sion has banned more than 350,000 accounts due to racist names or tox­ic behav­ior in War­zone, Black Ops Cold War, Mod­ern War­fare, and Mobile. The bans were dropped due to play­er-sub­mit­ted reports and Activi­sion’s own tools. 

Activision Is Definitely Battling Racism And Toxicity In Call of Duty

Activi­sion has also released new in-game fil­ters over the past year that auto­mat­i­cal­ly detect racist and offen­sive names. A new tech­nol­o­gy was also added to the game to rid them of offen­sive text chat. These fil­ters are now applied across 11 languages.

How­ev­er, the pub­lish­er is hop­ing to achieve an even greater cleanup of the Call of Duty com­mu­ni­ty. Look­ing for­ward, Activi­sion said it will increase the capa­bil­i­ties of its play­er-report­ing tools and mod­er­at­ing sys­tems. They will also do more with voice chat to deal with toxicity. 

Our goal is to give play­ers the tools need­ed to man­age their own game­play expe­ri­ence, com­bined with an enforce­ment approach that address­es hate speech, racism, sex­ism, and harass­ment,” Activi­sion stated. 

Below are some of the ways Activi­sion intends to fish out more tox­ic play­ers from the CoD community:

  • More resources to sup­port detec­tion and enforcement
  • Addi­tion­al mon­i­tor­ing and back­end technology
  • Scrub­bing data­bas­es to bring sys­tems up to cur­rent standards
  • Con­sis­tent and fair review of enforce­ment policies
  • Increased com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the community

We know we have a long way to go to reach our goals. This is just the start. Address­ing this is an ongo­ing com­mit­ment that we will not waiv­er from. We look for­ward to mak­ing progress on this front and com­ing togeth­er with you to share in the fun and joy of play­ing togeth­er,” Activi­sion said.

Along­side address­ing bad behav­ior, Activi­sion con­tin­ues to take a hard stance agains cheaters. As of this writ­ing, Activi­sion has banned more than 500,000 accounts from War­zone for cheat­ing.