Call of Duty Warzone Anti Cheat Update 2/2/2021 (180,000 Bans)

The Call of Duty Staff announced an updated to their anti cheat systems on the official blog this evening reinforcing that they have a zero tolerance policy for cheats on both call of Duty and Call of Duty Warzone.

COD has recently faced harsh criticism for the rampant amount of cheating going on and some big name streamers like Vikstar have even announced that they are leaving the game due to the amount of cheating going on. You can see his tweet and watch the video explaining the drama.

https://twitter.com/Vikkstar123/status/1355565289484783619

According to the post, Activision banned 60,000 accounts for verified usage of cheating software in Call of Duty which brings their total to over 300,000 permanent bans worldwide since the launch.

They also will bolster efforts to detect and swifty ban known cheats and go to the source of people who distribute 3rd party software.

Since COD has launched they have taken several actions such as:

  • Weekly backend updates of security systems
  • Improved in-game reporting systems
  • 2FA which has flagged over 180,000 suspect accounts
  • Eliminated unauthorized 3rd party software providers
  • Increased the size of dedicated teams for software dev, engineering, data science, legal and monitoring

Efforts are being expanded in the following areas:

  • Enhancements to anti-cheat software internally
  • Additional detection tech
  • New resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement
  • 0 Tolerance policy
  • Consistent and quick bans

They end off the announcement with the following

Our ongoing security and enforcement efforts are franchise wide across WarzoneModern Warfare® and Black Ops. For Warzone communications, the Warzone development team at Raven Software will take the lead on sharing updates going forward. We will provide monthly updates at a minimum, and when possible, weekly updates to the community. Please give them a follow here: @RavenSoftware. For the latest security and enforcement policy details, please visit: https://support.activision.com/warzonepolicy.

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