Over 500k accounts banned from Call of Duty: Warzone for cheating

Over 500k accounts banned from Call of Duty: Warzone for cheating

Developer Raven Software has revealed that more than half a million accounts have been booted from Call of Duty: Warzone.

The studio announced the milestone on Twitter, saying that it had banned "over 30,000 malicious accounts" on May 13th, which took it over the 500,000 mark. In April, Raven revealed that 475,000 cheaters had been kicked from Warzone, a figure that previously stood at around 300,000 back in February.

On the Call of Duty website, the studio says that it does issue hardware bans to repeat offenders, too, so if you are caught cheating more than once, odds are you aren't going to make it back into the fray. In the past, Raven Software has also said it is investigating cheat sellers and providers, as well as "suspicious" black market accounts.

Free-to-play battle royale title Call of Duty: Warzone launched in March 2020 and to date has attracted over 100 million people. Overall, the shooter franchise has sold 400 million premium copies since its debut in 2003.

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