And while that does seem like a lot, the popular battle royale title is unfortunately still plagued with cheaters, which is an unavoidable side effect of its huge popularity, as it has been revealed that more than 100M gamers play the game on monthly basis.
Poor anti-cheat measures and the game's F2P system mean that everyone can simply make another account for free and start playing again.
But the cheating issue is not only a problem for regular players and public matches, as the game's thriving competitive scene is full of almost constant cheating accusations and drama revolving around tournaments with the same question - did that guy cheat or is he simply just a good player?
The latest case involves Warzone player and streamer AAmerica.
He has become more prominent following his excellent results at the Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl event from January 2021, a tournament overshadowed by another "cheating" drama. His trio took second place and he was crowned MVP of the event, winning US$11,000 in total.
AAmerica's Twitch channel is unavailable at the time of writing, but no info has been shared in regards to reasons for this ban, though it should be noted that the ban came shortly after accusations of cheating started appearing.
AAmerica cheating accusations and clips
The first details on AAmerica's cheating case were shared by a popular Warzone news portal ModernWarzone
Former twitch rivals MVP @AAmericaThGreat is under heavy accusations of cheating in both #Warzone and #BlackOpsColdWar.— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) May 28, 2021
He has allegedly been caught asking for “stream safe” cheats on a hacking / cheating forum.
Expect there to be more details surfacing soon.
According to this report, he has allegedly been "caught asking for 'stream safe' cheats on a hacking/cheating forum".
Simz, another Warzone player and streamer, has shared several clips via Twitter where it can allegedly be seen that AAmerica is using some kind of wallhack.
Tell me this isnt sus (a thread) pic.twitter.com/yjsRVcLCnr— Taylor (@9Simz) May 27, 2021
Simz provided four clips where he thinks AAmerica acted suspiciously, claiming that "there is no way" he wasn't using cheats.
Following the accusations and the ban, AAmerica addressed the situation, claiming that he has received death threats and that it will likely force him to delete his Twitter account.
Well im deleting twitter after this twitter long, but appreciate all the reason ones people can believe what they want even tho im getting death threats and private info leaked.. If you want to keep in touch dm ill give you my snap or someting, but wish you all the best truly !💯— ItsAmerica (@AAmericaThGreat) May 28, 2021
Later on, he provided more information on his case, claiming that he is innocent and that he'll "prove you all wrong and do the same stuff on a console or at LANs."
sure bud, but keep going😂 pic.twitter.com/PI9X0EL93x— ItsAmerica (@AAmericaThGreat) May 28, 2021
According to an image he shared, it seems that he hasn't been banned permanently, rather suspended for a day, the reason being "unmoderated hateful conduct."
He admits that the rumours about him asking for "stream safe cheats" are true, but claims that he wasn't playing Cold War at the time.
I openly admitted and get why people feel the way they feel, but I asked 4 months ago and didnt even play cold war at the time. I just started playing cold war last month again so the emails make no sense im sorry— ItsAmerica (@AAmericaThGreat) May 28, 2021
If he was really banned because of cheating we might never find out, but the whole case once again shows just how messy things are in the competitive Warzone community, due to the game lacking an active anti-cheat.
- Read more: Over 500k Warzone cheaters have been banned
As long as Raven and Activision don't provide good anti-cheat tools, there will always be accusations and distrust amongst players.