Activision Bans Cheaters
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Activision Bans 6,000 Call of Duty Cheaters

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

In a decisive move to curb cheating, Activision has initiated a significant ban wave across Call of Duty titles, particularly targeting offenders in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone. This action comes in response to the community's increasing reports of cheating, leading to over 6,000 accounts being banned for cheating and hacking activities over a span of five days in mid-February.

To further address the issue, Activision has deactivated certain game codes that provided temporary advantages like super speed and is in the process of implementing additional security measures.

A notable part of their strategy involved taking a telemetry system offline for upgrades, which inadvertently led cheat developers to believe that the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat system was down. However, Activision clarified that this was not the case and that the temporary deactivation allowed them to catch and ban more than 6,000 accounts for cheating and hacking from February 16 to February 20.


Activision's commitment to maintaining fair play is evident as they continue to develop security updates for various game modes in both Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare III.

The launch of Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Season 2 in early February introduced new content, including three 6v6 multiplayer maps, a new War map, another Zombies story mission, the return of the Resurgence map Fortune’s Keep in Warzone, and a Walking Dead crossover, enriching the gaming experience for players while reinforcing the fight against cheating.


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