Call of Duty: Warzone launched back in March of 2020, developed by Infinity Ward and Raven, as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Content from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was later integrated into the game as well, with Raven being credited as the battle royale game’s sole developer from that point onward.
Raven Software has stated that about half a million players have been banned from Call Of Duty: Warzone for cheating since the game first originated in 2020. Developer Raven Software has confirmed that the total number of players banned from the game for cheating has surpassed 500,000. The developer also revealed on May 15, a recent ban that permanently banned 30,000 accounts from the free-to-play battle royale game.
Activision and Raven Software have been running permanent ban waves for Call Of Duty: Warzone since April last year i.e., two months after the game launched. The bans technically target only the accounts that participate in malicious behavior, including cheating and the use of illegal hacks.
Nevertheless, succeeding Raven Software’s recent announcement, a number of gamers have responded to the developer’s news, saying that their accounts were hacked into and that they were banned unjustly.
As previously reported by Kotaku, Warzone had a cheating problem for a long time, both Raven and Call of Duty publisher Activision took steps to restrict malicious activity inside the game. It was back in February of this year that Activision banned over 60,000 malicious accounts from Warzone, the publisher claimed that the total number of players banned for cheating sat at around 300,000 at that time.
For now, the game has recently surpassed 100 million players, and some reports are pointing that Activision may release Warzone for the Mobile platform soon, after seeing the success of COD: Mobile.