Call of Duty

Call of Duty Banned 100,000 Accounts in One Day

More than 100,000 Call of Duty accounts were banned in a single day in the latest Warzone ban wave.
More than 100,000 Call of Duty accounts were banned in a single day in the latest Warzone ban wave. / Photo courtesy of Activision

The latest Call of Duty: Warzone ban wave included a single day in which more than 100,000 cheaters were banned, Raven Software announced Wednesday.

"Over 100,000 @CallofDuty accounts were banned yesterday - targeting repeat offenders and cheat providers at the source," Raven Software tweeted. "More updates to come across #Warzone."

The studio's last ban-related update, released Aug. 11, revealed 50,000 accounts had been banned. Both ban waves are part of Raven's ongoing efforts to crack down on the cheating and hacking Warzone players have complained about for months now, and that has driven many of its most prominent streamers to abandon the game.

Whereas account bans like the ones Raven used in the latest ban wave can be easily circumvented through the creation of a new account, hardware bans aim to blacklist the offending hardware entirely. Activision tends to use this tactic on repeat offenders. Although it can be more effective than account bans, many cheating programs let their users spoof their hardware ID, allowing them to circumvent even a hardware ban.

Activision says a more permanent solution is on the way. When it revealed Call of Duty: Vanguard, the next game in the series, Activision said the game would arrive with a "multi-faceted, new anti-cheat system," that would in turn be integrated into Warzone. That anti-cheat system might be even more hotly anticipated than the new map and other bits of new content coming with Vanguard's release.