Activision’s free-to-play game, Call of Duty: Warzone, has been bursting at the seams with infested with hackers, and it seems that Activision is stepping up and taking big steps in the past to reduce the number of cheaters with the help of anti-cheat software.
This anti-cheat software has banned over 300,000 players in total since launch and banned nearly 60,000 players on February 2.
Activision is currently searching for the companies responsible for selling cheats so that they can directly ban them from the source, and maybe even file a lawsuit against them as others did in the past.
While it can be frustrating to go against cheaters, Activision does seem to be doing their best to stop the situation.
Since its launch, the game publisher has taken several steps to enforce the cheating situation:
- Weekly backend security updates.
- Improved in-game reporting mechanisms.
- Added two-factor authentication, which has invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts.
- Eliminated numerous unauthorized third-party software providers.
- Increased dedicated teams and resources across software development, engineering, data science, legal, and monitoring.
Activision also plans on improving in certain areas:
- Enhancements to our internal anti-cheat software.
- Additional detection technology.
- Adding new resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement.
- Regular communication updates on progress; more two-way dialogue.
- Zero tolerance for cheat providers.
- Consistent and timely bans.
The cheating situation persists across the entire COD franchise, including Warzone, Modern Warfare, and Black Ops, all currently under investigation, and you can find more details in the given blog post.