Infinity Ward is increasing their efforts to ban racist names from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, the developer announced in a recent tweet. The post says that they already ban users with racist or hate-orientated names from the game but additional counter-measures are being put in place to make sure names don’t slip through the cracks.
“There is no place for racist content in our game. This is an effort we began with launch and we need to do a better job. We’re issuing thousands of daily bans of racist and hate-orientated names. But we know we have to do more – and we are,” Infinity Ward said in the statement.
The tweet goes on to say that they will be adding additional resources to monitor and ID racist content and additional in-game reporting systems to increase the number of bans per hour. They will also be adding filters and greater restrictions on name changes in addition to increasing permanent bans to root out repeat offenders.
In recent days members of the Call of Duty community have been outspoken about the issues of racism and hate-orientated names and content in the games.
These announced changes come after Activision announced that Season 4 of Modern Warfare and Warzone would be delayed in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. Activision is one of several companies that have released a public statement about the Black Lives Matter movement.
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