Call of Duty Launches New Code Of Conduct And Bans 500.000 Accounts

With the launch of the Modern Warfare 2 beta, Call of Duty is introducing a new code of conduct and taking stronger action against toxic players. Here is all the info.

Activision cracks down on toxic gamers with new code of conduct. | © Activision

Vanguard is dead and we're all eagerly awaiting the launch of Modern Warfare 2 at the end of October. Fortunately, we'll finally get more official news at the Call of Duty Next event tomorrow, Thursday, September 15, and the beta will start on the 16th.

However, since Call of Duty has always been known for its toxic community, Activision wants to take some precautions before the beta starts. To that end, they've introduced a new code of conduct and once again pointed out how many accounts they've already banned due to violations of their policies.

So if you don't want to be banned from the game right at the start of the beta, you should follow these rules...

New Code Of Conduct For Modern Warfare 2

With the start of the Modern Warfare 2 beta, all players must agree to the new Code of Conduct and thus also accept that they will be banned if they violate it. The code consists of three main elements:

Treat everyone with respectWe do not tolerate bullying or harassment, including derogatory comments based on race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, culture, faith, mental or physical abilities, or country of origin.

Communication with others, whether using text or voice chat, must be free of offensive or harmful language.

Compete with integrityProgression is earned through good, clean gameplay. Cheating and griefing or other threats to fair play will not be tolerated.

You are responsible for how your account is used. The use of cheats, including third-party software, is unacceptable. Exploiting bugs or engaging in any activity that grants an unfair advantage is considered cheating.

Stay vigilantTo promote an enjoyable gameplay experience, utilize in-game tools to report any incidents or inappropriate behaviors you encounter.

Even though this stuff should be self-evident, they unfortunately aren't for many Call of Duty players, which is why Activision once again points out how they are scrubbing their global player database to remove toxic users.

500.000 Accounts Banned

Activision has so far banned 500,000 accounts and forced 300,000 name changes as part of its crackdown on toxicity in Call of Duty. The new filtering system will detect offensive account and clan names, as well as messages in text chat in 14 languages. In a collaboration between automatic detection systems and human moderators, these accounts are asked to change their names or are banned directly.

According to Activision, they have already made great strides and have seen a 55% decrease in offensive player and clan names in Warzone alone over the past year. However, they will continue to increase their efforts in the future, and in addition to the new code of conduct, they will also expand their technology to better detect and track violations.

What do you think? Are you glad that Activision is cracking down on toxic gamers, or are you one of those CoD kiddies who brag in chat about how many moms you've mated with? If the latter applies to you, you should think about how important CoD is to you, because your account could soon be banned.