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Call of Duty: Warzone dev updates headcount on banned cheaters

Published: 09:21, 14 April 2020
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Having cracked 50 million players recently, there's no doubt that Call of Duty: Warzone is the flavour of the moment. Unfortunately, cheaters think so too, prompting Infinity Ward to start swinging the ban hammer.

Well, more like continue than start, seeing as how Activision and Infinity Ward have been hacking away at cheaters pretty much since Call of Duty: Warzone launched. 

The dev's earlier announcement in regards to their anti-cheat efforts came on 1 April 2020 and it was most definitely not a joke. 

Infinity Ward wrote that as many as 50,000 cheaters were banned from Call of Duty: Warzone at the time, meaning it took another 14 days to rack up another 20,000 cheaters. 

"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 tweeted. 

We suppose handling cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone will be slightly more difficult than the premium editions of the franchise's instalments. After all, we are talking about a free-to-play title, that's freely accessible to anyone and everyone. 

That said, Infinity Ward and Activision are not to be taken lightly, as they've had years of practice with the Call of Duty cheater squadron. They certainly didn't sound surprised or caught off guard, so the good fight continues.

In related news, you can learn more about the decision to bring back Trios to Call of Duty: Warzone. There are also graphics comparisons that clearly point to gradual but unannounced graphics downgrade, which rarely goes down well with gamers, even if the situation is a bit more extraordinary than usual. 

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