Over 30,000 Banned in Yesterday's Warzone Banwave

PC Gamer has more on yesterday's banwave in Call of Duty: Warzone, as Activision tells the site this knocked off over 30,000 accounts. PC Gamer busted out their calculator and estimate these bans have removed over 100K accounts, their post expresses some skepticism of how effectively cheating can be countered in a free-to-play battle royale:
If you add up the ban waves since the start of the year with others that happen outside of specific waves, Activision has likely removed around 100,000 accounts in 2021 so far. That's a pretty huge number on its own, but it's not clear if the community is feeling the impact of it. Warzone attracts millions of players every day. A big chunk of that playerbase is on PC, where installing Warzone hacks and cheats is remarkably easy, and crossplay allows cheaters to put console players in their crosshairs.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 17, 2021, 21:01:
Cutter wrote on Mar 17, 2021, 20:01:
So does that mean you need to buy a new copy of CoD to play again? If so, great moneymaker for Actiblizz.

Well the game is still free to play, right? I assume there are a minority of cheaters who buy cosmetics who will have to buy those again, but most of these 100k cheaters will just come back right away on new accounts.

Yeah I've never understood the great hurrah over banning people from a FTP game. You literally just make another email account and you're back in. Now I can understand the impact in games like Overwatch where you have to buy the software again to get a new key, but for FTP games....not so much. Most of those folks probably have accounts just standing by waiting for the ban to fall on their main one.
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You know what would fix cheating (or at least successfully address it) for MP games?

User rented servers where the admins can ban people as required. Imagine a server named BluesNews 1 for BF 2143. JerkAss decides to cheat or is just a total jackwagon.. banned IP.
Then the admins on BluesNews 1 tell BluesNews 2 "ban this IP" .. he's gone from ever playing there as well! A user-generated ban list for cheaters and jerks.. private-hosting of games once again!
A real server community! "hey guys, look, Bob is here! Hi Bob, how's the kid?"

in a boys dream...
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Cutter wrote on Mar 17, 2021, 20:01:
So does that mean you need to buy a new copy of CoD to play again? If so, great moneymaker for Actiblizz.

Well the game is still free to play, right? I assume there are a minority of cheaters who buy cosmetics who will have to buy those again, but most of these 100k cheaters will just come back right away on new accounts.
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So does that mean you need to buy a new copy of CoD to play again? If so, great moneymaker for Actiblizz.
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