500,000 accounts banned from Call of Duty so far

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So far, over half a million accounts have been banned from Call of Duty.

That’s according to publisher Activision, which wrote in a blog post that it had started 500,000 accounts so far in an article detailing how it deals with toxicity within the shooter giant. The company also had 300,000 accounts renamed, apparently because they featured offensive content.

“Call of Duty utilizes the use of new automated technology alongside human moderation to help filter text chat and account names of offensive language,” the company wrote.

“In part, as a result of these efforts, we’ve seen a more than 55% drop in the number of offensive reports of our players’ usernames and clan tags, year-over-year, over the past August alone in Call of Duty®: Warzone.

“We recognize that tackling toxicity will be an ongoing effort. We will continue to monitor our titles, address reports submitted by players, and expand our technology to combat toxic behavior.”

Last year, Activision revealed that it was bringing new core-level anti-cheat measures to Call of Duty with Ricochet.

With this news comes the unveiling of a brand new Code of Conduct for players. The first value is to treat people with respect – so no insults, insults, etc., while the second is to compete with integrity. This will focus on the cheating issues that COD has faced – like many game franchises with an online competitive element – for several years now. Finally, the final pillar of the series is staying vigilant, working with players to ensure the experience is safe and fair.

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