Infinity Ward Has Banned Over 70,000 Call of Duty Warzone Cheaters
Cheaters are getting banned in Warzone, as they should.
When Infinity Ward released the new free-to-play Battle Royale mode Warzone, I don’t think it was any surprise that we’d see cheaters surfacing because let’s face it, those who can’t play games resort to cheating to give the impression they’re amazing. They’re not. But it’s fine, because Infinity Ward has been keeping eyes open.
In a tweet, Infinity Ward announced that they have issued over 70,000 bans worldwide. The company is continuing to push security updates and improving in-game reporting. Apparently the company will be sharing “more details soon” which probably means we’ll end up seeing even more statistics.
We’ve now issued over 70,000 bans worldwide to protect #Warzone from cheaters. We’re continuing to deploy dedicated security updates and work continues on improving in-game reporting. We’ll share more details soon. We are watching. We have zero tolerance for cheaters.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) April 13, 2020
If you’re a cheater and you chuckled reading the tweet, perhaps thinking, “Hah, they’ll never catch me.” The tweet signs off with “We are watching. we have zero tolerance for cheaters.” So you can bet your bottom dollar that if you’re caught the bans are probably going to be rather hefty.
I haven’t played Warzone yet, but going by the comments in the Twitter thread, it seems that players are asking for a report button in-game while spectating. One user mentions that they have to scroll through the list of “recent players” in order to find the player to report. Meanwhile, another user wants to see an anti-cheat program.
In February 2019, EA released Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, and by May 2019, the company had banned almost 800,000 cheaters. Warzone was launched in March and has already seen 50 million players join the battle. I’m sure the number of cheaters banned is going to increase.
Warzone is a free-to-play title for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and it’s available now.