Infinity Ward, the company behind Call of Duty Warzone, recently announced that it permanently banned over 50,000 players accounts for the use of cheats in the game. This is the battle royal games first wave of banning for cheating, about a month after its initial launch.
As part of a campaign to stop cheating, Activision posted a message on the Activision Games blog titled, CHEATERS NOT WELCOMED IN CALL OF DUTY®: WARZONE. In a statement, the company wrote,
“There’s no place for cheating in games. Warzone has zero tolerance for cheaters. Here is what we’re doing about it.
We take all forms of cheating very seriously, maintaining a level and fair playing field for everyone is among our highest priorities. This is an area we have been working on heavily, but it isn’t always something we discuss publicly.
We have been enforcing account bans since Day 1 of Warzone’s release. To date, we issued more than 50,000 permabans worldwide.”
This is good press for the game, as it is quickly taking the Battle Royal world by storm, and maybe, just maybe, it will overtake Fortnite as the number one game.