In a recent report, Activision revealed that it has banned over 350,000 Call of Duty and Call of Duty Warzone accounts. These bans are the result of the toxic and racist names of the account.
Call of Duty has introduced the use of new tools to monitor player’s toxic behaviour in the game. Call of Duty always tries to deliver a fun and friendly gameplay experience for all Call of Duty players. In a recent report, Activision, the developer of the Call of Duty game plans to battle in-game toxicity, such as racism and toxic behaviour of the player. This will make the game less hostile.
Activision stated that over 350,000 Call of Duty and Warzone players got banned over the past year. This ban includes accounts from Call of Duty Mobile, Call of Duty Warzone, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare. The major reason for the banned account was racism.
All of the accounts that got banned for toxic behaviour are based on players’ name review from the database and player reports which got submitted by another player. Activision created anti toxicity, enforcement, and technology teams that have deployed in-game filter. These filters help the team to identify profiles, names, and clan tags that could be offensive to someone.
The latest technology works in 11 languages so far where it covers names, clan tags, and text chat too which recently added. It is unclear which word should not be used in the chat as Activision didn’t share a list of the offensive words in the report which recently got released. Developers are working on making Call of Duty games free from toxicity and abusive language. This is just the start of things, there is still a long way to reach the goals.
Call of Duty Franchise stated, “We plan to increase the resources of detecting toxicity and inappropriate behaviour. Increase our communication with the Call of Duty community and have a fair review of the enforcement policies.