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Activision confirms Call of Duty: Warzone uses ‘internal anti-cheat software’ as it reaches 300,000 bans to-date

Activision confirms Call of Duty: Warzone uses 'internal anti-cheat software' as it reaches 300,000 bans to-date

Activision wants Call of Duty: Warzone players to know that it’s taking the game’s major cheating problem seriously. That’s the message behind a new blog post from the publisher after weeks of player complaints calling for a crackdown on cheating. In addition to confirming today’s ban wave of over 60,000 accounts, Activision stated that Warzone does, indeed, have its own “internal anti-cheat software.”

That may seem obvious for a huge game with millions of players, but Activision has never said as much before today. We know from an update back in April 2020 that security teams worked 24/7 to detect and squash new cheats, but Warzone doesn’t use any popular third-party anti-cheat software (such as BattleEye or Easy Anti-Cheat) as many other multiplayer games do. That fact has made players skeptical of Activision’s capacity to tackle malicious software, especially as cheating in Warzone has become so prolific in recent months. Now we know that Activision has opted for a similar route as Riot Games did with Valorant, developing its own in-house anti-cheat software.


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