Call of Duty: Warzone co-developer Raven Software recently tweeted about banning 30,000 "malicious accounts in a single day", bringing the total to "over half a million accounts".
Banned over 30,000 malicious accounts across Call of Duty yesterday... bringing us to over half a million accounts banned in #Warzone. 🚫May 14, 2021
Raven Software's associate creative director Amos Hodge previously aired his frustration about cheaters in Warzone and said the team are doing what they can and "continually making updates". The replies to the tweet announcing the recent ban wave show Raven Software have their work cut out for them—players complain about being unjustly banned due to their accounts being hacked, or how account bans can be easily circumvented by simply making a new account. Back in February, a blog post on the official Call of Duty website confirmed the existence of an internal anti-cheat program and promised "the security and enforcement teams have additional measures coming—both preventative and enforcement—throughout the year to root out both cheaters and cheat providers."
With how much of a Sisyphean effort it must be to root out cheaters among 100 million players, one can only wish Raven Software the best. The next thing on the Warzone agenda is a lot more fun—in just a few days time, on May 20, Rambo and Die Hard's John McLane are coming to the game as premium operator skins.