Alongside another ban of 30,000 more cheaters from Call of Duty: Warzone, which brought the total permabans to 475,000, publisher Activision has outlined steps it’s taking to further combat cheaters.
This latest ban wave is Warzone’s “seventh high-volume set of bans since February,” Activision stated. In a blog post, the publisher discussed what its security and enforcement teams are doing, such as issuing permabans to repeat or serial offenders and using two-factor authentication as another blockade.
Increased Call of Duty: Warzone Anti-Cheat Efforts
- Utilizing 2‑factor authentication to make it harder to access new accounts simply to cheat.
- Ramping-up additional resources to support our security and enforcement teams.
- Increased frequency of high-volume banwaves in addition to our daily banning of repeat offending accounts.
- Improving regular communications and updates.
Other efforts include issuing daily bans to individual offenders and repeat offenders, as well as permanently banning the hardware of repeat or serial offenders. Activision said both facets are “integral” and “important” to the goal of stomping out the rampant cheating.
On top of these efforts, Activision is targeting markets where Warzone players share cheats and resell accounts. They recently banned an odd 45,000 “fraudulent, black market accounts used by repeat offenders.”
Activision also stated it will update on how cheaters will be continue to be dealt with in the future.