Activision banned more than 14,000 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone cheaters in one day thanks to new exploit-checking techniques.
As reported by VG247, a tweet from Call of Duty Updates on Twitter (below) revealed that Activison is using an anti-cheat technique that targets exploit developers at the source. This seemingly means that Activision can now trace a cheat from the top to everyone who’s used it.
“In the last 24 hours, new detections directly targeting cheat developers at the source has led to over 14,000 account bans for cheating and hacking in Modern Warfare II and Warzone,” the tweet said.
In the last 24 hours, new detections directly targeting cheat developers at the source has led to over 14,000 account bans for cheating and hacking in Modern Warfare II and Warzone.
— Call of Duty Updates (@CODUpdates) July 28, 2023
Cheaters and hackers have always been an issue in Call of Duty, with the classic Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 era games perhaps the most riddled. Activision’s recent stance against hackers has even brought these games back into the spotlight though, as classics like Black Ops 2 and Modern Warfare 3 (the original one) shot to the top of Xbox’s top paid games list as a result of recent improvements.
Things didn’t go flawlessly though, as the publisher was later forced to pull the original Modern Warfare 2’s servers to combat hackers.
The current Modern Warfare 2 is nearing the end of its life cycle as Modern Warfare 3 approaches, though Activision has confirmed that weapons, bundles, and operators will carry over into the new game.