CALL of Duty has kicked hundreds of thousands of players to the curb as part of a months-long crackdown on toxic behaviour.
In a report released this week, publisher Activision detailed how it was stamping out hate speech and harassment on the first-person shooter.
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The big news is the banning of 350,000 accounts for “racist names or toxic behaviour” over the past 12 months.
Players were booted from Call of Duty: Warzone, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: Mobile.
The mass-blocking was driven by player-submitted reports and an extensive review of Call of Duty’s player-name database, Activision said.
“We are committed to delivering a fun gameplay experience for all of our players,” the company wrote in its report on Wednesday.
“There’s no place for toxic behaviour, hate speech or harassment of any kind in our games or our society.
“We are focused on making positive steps forward, and together celebrating the best fans in the world.”
Additional measures deployed by Activision include new in-game filters to catch potentially offensive user-names, clan tags or profiles.
The company said it had also implemented new technology to filter out potentially offensive text chat.