Like many popular games, cheaters are flocking to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the battle royale game Warzone. Developer Infinity Ward isn’t letting these cheaters run amok, however, as the company has confirmed it has banned more than 200,000 accounts for cheating since launch.
This number applies to Modern Warfare and the Warzone spinoff, but Activision did not provide a breakdown by game. There was a new wave of bans this week, Infinity Ward said, and this is seemingly the 20,000 Warzone players that had their accounts deactivated for using cheats, according to a Vice report.
Since launch, the team has banned over 200,000 accounts for cheating across #Warzone and #ModernWarfare, including a new wave this week. We are continuing to deploy additional security updates and added backend enforcement tools. Zero tolerance for cheating.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) October 1, 2020
In addition to announcing the new ban total, Infinity Ward said it is staying vigilant in the fight against cheaters by releasing “additional security updates” and “backend enforcement tools.” The developer did not provide any specifics on these, and that may be intentional so as not to give cheaters a heads-up.