Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Learn more.

Activision said today that it has banned another 60,000 cheaters in Call of Duty multiplayer and Call of Duty: Warzone, bringing the total banned to date to more than 300,000 permabans since launch last year.

The post from the Call of Duty staff said it has “zero tolerance for cheaters” and it is working to “identify and address cheat providers at the source, who distribute unauthorized third party software for modding or hacking.” Call of Duty was the No. 1 seller in 2020.

Since launch the company has been fighting cheaters, as they ruin the experience for all players. Activision said it has performed weekly backend security updates, improved in-game reporting mechanisms, and added 2-factor authentication, which has invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts.

It has also eliminated numerous unauthorized third-party software providers, increased dedicated teams and resources across software development, engineering, data science, legal, and monitoring.


MetaBeat 2022

MetaBeat will bring together metaverse thought leaders to give guidance on how metaverse technology will transform the way all industries communicate and do business on October 3-4 in San Francisco, CA.

Register Here

The team keeps enhancing its internal anti-cheat software; added new detection technology and resources for monitoring and enforcement; and communicated regularly on its progress. More measures are coming.

“We know cheaters are constantly looking for vulnerabilities, and we continue to dedicate resources 24/7 to identify and combat cheats, including aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stat hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors, and any third-party software that is used to manipulate game data or memory,” the company said.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.