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Infinity Ward bans over 200,000 total Modern Warfare and Warzone players

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Infinity Ward just announced it's banned a grand total of over 200,000 accounts from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone since launch.

That's a pretty significant total of players to be banned from both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, since the former launched last year in 2019 and the latter launched earlier this year. You can see the announcement from Infinity Ward's Twitter account just below.

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Activision hasn't specified what the split of the 200,000 banned users is between both Modern Warfare and Warzone. The announcement also states that Infinity Ward is deploying "additional security updates and added backend enforcement tools" against cheaters, but didn't specify what any of these measures were.

This week, Vice (opens in new tab) reported that 20,000 users had been banned in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. Cheating is fairly rampant in Call of Duty games, and one popular streamer even got banned mid game for cheating (opens in new tab). There's no easy fix to cheating in Call of Duty, or online games as a whole for that matter, as Mediatonic has recently found out with Fall Guys cheaters.

Earlier this week, Warzone Season 6 launched on all platforms, introducing two new Operators, Farah and Nikolai, to the mix, as well as a bunch of new weapon skins and a fast travel system around the Warzone map. 

If you're still getting to grips with all the new Season 6 content on offer in Warzone, you can check out our extensive guide on the Warzone subway metro stations.

Hirun Cryer
Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.