Cheats in line of fire
MORE than 50,000 Call of Duty players have been permanently banned from the game for cheating in the Warzone mode.
It’s a staggering crackdown given that Warzone was only released to the public on March 10 – just over a month ago.
A permanent ban means the player’s account is never allowed to play on Call of Duty again.
It’s the toughest punishment a game maker can hand out to a player – aside from legal action.
Forms of hacking include using “aimbots” to target enemies or “wall hacks” to see through structures.
“There’s no place for cheating in games,” Activision said.
“Warzone has zero tolerance for cheaters. We take all forms of cheating very seriously.
“Maintaining a level and fair playing field for everyone is among our highest priorities.”
Activision says it has security teams monitoring Call of Duty 24/7 to investigate cheating.
And the company has promised to improve the interface for reporting cheaters in-game.
The game maker says all in-game reports are analysed and investigated.
If a player is found to be cheating – including using “hacks” – then bans will be handed out quickly.
Activision also says it will be providing a regular count on the latest number of players banned.
“Simply put there’s no place for cheating,” Activision said.
“We recognise that there’s no single solution for combating cheaters, it’s a constant enforcement every day, 24/7.
“Rest assured, we’re committed to ensuring a fun and fair experience for everyone.”
ZERO TOLERANCE: Cheating in the Warzone mode of Call of Duty will get you permanently banned.