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Activision bans 50,000 players for cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone

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According to a new report from IGN, based on a post on Activision’s blog, the company has banned more than 50,000 cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone.

The company says that various keys to the process relied on a combination to strong user reporting and analytics. The anti-cheat system analyzes both live gameplay and user reports to check for errant behavior. Automated and manual systems also check through user reports, filtering them based on key data points. This filtering process allows Activision to verify data in real-time, making their reports more accurate an making it easier to identify problematic players.

The team policing the game uses custom tools to monitor games and server logs for cheaters.  They are also constantly revamping the process to make it more accurate and less prone to false positives and other errors. There have been some issues identified in the user reporting aspect of the process though. Activision says “[p]lans are underway to streamline the UI for a more seamless reporting experience.”

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“Simply put there’s no place for cheating,” concluded the statement. “We recognize that there’s no single solution for combating cheaters, it’s a constant enforcement every day, 24/7. Rest assured, we’re committed to ensuring a fun and fair experience for everyone.” So expect more cheaters to get banned in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Call of Duty: Warzone is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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