More than 350,000 Call of Duty accounts have been banned for “racist names or toxic behavior” on Call of Duty: Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: Mobile, in accordance with a post from the series’ developers on Wednesday.
The bans have taken place over the previous 12 months and have been based mostly on “player-submitted reports and an extensive review of our player-name database,” the submit mentioned.
“We are committed to delivering a fun gameplay experience for all of our players. There’s no place for toxic behavior, hate speech or harassment of any kind in our games or our society,” the report mentioned.
In addition to the bans, the team mentioned that it has carried out new in-game filters to catch “potentially offensive user-names, clan tags or profiles” and to “filter potentially offensive text chat.”
Activision has needed to take proactive measures to reasonable the Call of Duty neighborhood prior to now. Previously, the builders focused accounts in an effort to curb rampant dishonest in Warzone — and by Feburary, an update mentioned that over 60,000 accounts had been disciplined. Combined with the latest moderation, that brings the collection to about 300,000 permabans.
“There’s much more to be done, including increasing player reporting capabilities and moderation, as well as addressing voice chat to help combat toxicity,” the builders mentioned.