The updated figure was revealed in a blog post on Tuesday, in which the company discussed its efforts to combat cheating in the popular free-to-play shooter, which it claims has attracted over 85 million players since its release in March 2020.
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It marked the seventh high-volume set of bans since February 2, when Activision said it had permabanned 300,000 accounts.
In Tuesday’s blog update, Activision said its security and enforcement teams also issue bans on a daily basis for individual and repeat offences.
“We also are tackling the commercial market of cheat providers and resellers,” it said. “This includes suspicious accounts, which are farmed and often sold to repeat offenders. We recently banned 45,000 fraudulent, black market accounts used by repeat offenders.”
Activision also said that issuing hardware bans against repeat or serial offenders is “an important part” of its anti-cheat strategy.
And it provided a link to a detailed report showing how malware is being delivered to targets via fake cheats being offered for sale.
As first reported by VGC in February, at the end of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2, the game will finally transition to its new map.