50,000 players have been permanently banned from Call of Duty: Warzone

50,000 players have been permanently banned from Call of Duty: Warzone

Activision has said that more than 50,000 people have been permanently banned from its Call of Duty: Warzone.

In a blog post, as reported by IGN, the firm said that these users had been kicked from the new battle royale mode for good due to them cheating. The publishing giant said that it has a security team on-hand 24/7 to look into data and see whether people have been cheating or not. This team reviews all possible infringements, such as people using aimbots and wallhacks.

Activision also says that it wants to make it easier for users to report those they think are cheating.

"Simply put there’s no place for cheating," Activision said.

"We recognise that there’s no single solution for combating cheaters, it’s a constant enforcement every day, 24/7. Rest assured, we’re committed to ensuring a fun and fair experience for everyone."

The Call of Duty: Warzone mode launched in March . The title brought in six million people in its first 24 hours, a figure that rose to 15m by the end of its first four days in the wild. By day 10, Warzone had been played by 30m users.

This follows Modern Warfare's release in October 2019. Activision claims that this was the series' biggest PC launch to date, with research firm SuperData reporting that the title sold around five million copies digitally during the month. Modern Warfare is also said to be the most popular multiplayer mode in the Call of Duty franchise in six years

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