Activision Reveals How Many Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters Have Already Been Banned

published: 2022-10-14T08:45:28

Updated: 2022-10-14T08:45:48

Call of Duty publishers Activision has revealed how many Modern Warfare 2 cheats have already been banned, detailing the numbers in a RICCHET anti-cheat update.

Cheating in Call of Duty has been a substantial topic since Warzone fell back in March 2020.

The Battle Royale was a resounding success for Activision, with a sequel set to be released in mid-November. However, its success was marred to some extent by major problems with hackers and cheaters.

The publishers’ response was to launch RICOCHET anti-cheat and, prior to the release of Modern Warfare 2, they detailed how many cheaters have already been banned from the 2022 title.

Activision reveals some Modern Warfare 2 cheater bans

In an October 13 RICOCHET update, the developers revealed their plans to advance the anti-cheat system, doubling its ability to identify, isolate, and ban those who want to manipulate the game for their own benefit.

They also indicated how many accounts have already been banned from MW2, despite the game not even being released yet.

Speaking of the recent multiplayer beta, Activision confirmed that over 60,000 “illegal accounts” were banned before it went live. Over 20,000 bans were issued during the live period of the Beta itself.

They also stated that 72% of cheaters were banned before they could actually cheat in the game, while those who did managed to cheat in the game were generally quickly banned: β€œFor those who could play normally (assuming every match they played contained the use of cheats), our systems were able to detect them and from our ecosystem – on average – within five games played.”

Given how problematic cheaters have been in CoD in recent years, many were happy to see rapid progress against those trying to play unfairly.

The developers ended their statement by promising “greater protection, such as better detection capabilities, additional access to develop and deploy new mitigation techniques, and expanded freedom to update our security more often than ever before.”

Fingers crossed that their efforts are still felt in the game. Modern Warfare 2 will be released on October 28 and Warzone 2.0 will launch a few weeks later.

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