Call of Duty co-developer Raven Software says they have banned 500k Call of Duty Warzone cheaters to date. According to Raven Software, these 500,000 accounts fall under the “malicious user” category which often means players who have attempted to use hardware and software to cheat in the battle royale. The ban wave accounts for all account deactivations that have taken place since the game’s launch last year.
Raven Software also confirmed that in the past few weeks, the developer issued a new ban wave that saw 30,000 accounts deactivated. This added to the total and brought the number up to 500k.
Call of Duty Warzone has seen an increase in bans over the past few months. This has been brought on by the ongoing pandemic. Not only has the player count for the game increased but so too has the overall cheaters. Last month, Activision said they were planning on combating cheaters by issuing bans seven days a week. In addition, the publisher was looking into ways to take down and prevent the commercial market of cheat providers and resellers from developing cheats for the game.
Banned over 30,000 malicious accounts across Call of Duty yesterday… bringing us to over half a million accounts banned in #Warzone. 🚫
— Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) May 14, 2021
It is highly doubtful that Activision will ever put a stop to Call of Duty Warzone cheaters. Let alone prevent the development and distribution of the hacks on the market. However, this is a great step towards their goal of making the battle royale experience more balanced for players.