475,000 cheaters have been banned from Call of Duty: Warzone

475,000 cheaters have been banned from Call of Duty: Warzone

To date, more than 475,000 cheaters have been permanently banned from Call of Duty: Warzone.

That's according to recently-promoted lead developer Raven Software, which says that it recently booted 45,000 "black market" accounts from the game, apparently used by repeat offenders. The firm claims that the wave of bans conducted on April 11th was the seventh-highest since February.

In February, the total number of accounts booted from the battle royale game was around 300,000, meaning that a further 175,000 people have been permanently banned from Warzone since.

In addition to the daily bans that are being dolled out to offenders, Raven is apparently looking into the mirky world of cheat sellers and providers, in addition to "suspicious accounts." These are the "black market" accounts used by the aforementioned repeat offenders.

"As the security and enforcement teams continue to tackle cheating through enforcement, prevention, research and technology, we will continue to share constant updates on our progress," Raven wrote.

"Again, there is no place for cheating. Delivering a fair and fun experience for all players is our top priority. On behalf of all the teams across our Call of Duty security and enforcement groups covering Warzone, Modern Warfare and Black Ops, we will not rest, and we appreciate your patience."

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