Activision have upped their game when it comes to dealing with cheaters, taking action by implementing an internal anti-cheat system that has banned well over 300,000 players to date.
Warzone is no stranger to cheaters and over the past few months there has been many attempts to combat the cheaters causing havoc in the game for other players, recently Activision have decided enough is enough and have decided to crack down on the games major cheating problem.
It was revealed in a new blog post from the publisher, that addressed the concerns of tens of thousands of players who have been complaining over the past few weeks demanding something be done about the amount of cheaters running riot in the game.
We have zero tolerance for cheaters across Call of Duty and Warzone.— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) February 2, 2021
60,000+ accounts have been banned today. Follow @RavenSoftware for more #Warzone updates.
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It was reported that not only did their last ban wave manage to catch out 60,000 players but they also have their own internal anti-cheat software. Although many already expect this from such a huge and well-know game, it has never been confirmed before today by Activision themselves.
We were already aware that in an update release back in April that they have security teams that work around the clock in a bid to squash cheaters. However, Warzone doesn’t use any of the third party anti-cheat software that we see popular with other multiplayer games such as BattleEye.
This newly released information has made it clear that Activision has taken the same path as Riot Games has in the past, Riot Games used in-house anti-cheat software with Valorant, however they have promoted their anti cheat software before. Their software has been met with controversy in the past but remain strong that it is an important feature within Valorant.
Although Activision have now confirmed the existence of this software, we don’t seem to know much about it. After all it has taken them this long to come out and admit their use this software, so we won’t get our hopes too high about a reveal on exactly how it works.
Along with this software Activision also revealed further steps they have taken in a bid to combat cheaters:
- Weekly backend security updates
- Improved in-game reporting mechanisms
- Added 2-factor authentication, which has invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts
- Eliminated numerous unauthorized third party software providers
- Increased dedicated teams and resources across software development, engineering, data science, legal and monitoring
Along with this information, Activision also took the chance to offer confirmation that Raven Software will be the one to look too for any further updates on Warzone, the post read “For Warzone communications, the Warzone development team at Raven Software will take the lead on sharing updates going forward. We will provide monthly updates at a minimum, and when possible, weekly updates to the community”.
If anything, this puts into perspective Infinity Ward’s part in the future of Warzone development, from this we can even start to assume that the wheels are in motion towards the studios next bug project.