Call of Duty: Warzone bans 60,000 cheaters in one massive swipe. In a blog post posted today, Activision confirmed that it banned over 60,000 accounts for cheating in a single wave.
We have zero tolerance for cheaters across Call of Duty and Warzone.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) February 2, 2021
The article also mentions that, to date, over 200,000 cheaters have been banned since Warzone’s launch.
“Anyone that used EngineOwning since the last banwave was wiped out,” a source told Vice. EngineOwning was also at the center of Warzone’s last big ban swipe, which affected over 20,000 accounts in September 2020. Although no much details was revealed by the developers Infinity Ward and Raven Software since then.
It’s been clear for a long time now that Warzone has a major cheating problem. Whether you’re a casual player or a high-level streamer, it’s not uncommon to run into players running third-party aimbot and wallhack software. This bully comes from PC users who aims to play superior to console users..
Considering Warzone has millions of active players across three platforms, it’s hard to believe 60,000 fewer cheaters will be felt overnight. After all, many cheaters hold several accounts and source their cheats from multiple distributors for situations like this. Still, it’s a step in the right direction.
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