Infinity Ward Redoubles Effort to Ban Racist Names From Call of Duty

Infinity Ward has announced it will be adding additional resources to ban racist names from its Call of Duty games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.In a tweet published on its official social media account, Infinity Ward announced additional counter-measures to ensure users with racist and hate-oriented names are banned from its servers and games. The studio says that while it already bans users for offensive names, there will be additional counter-measures in place to ensure racist names don’t slip past its filters.

This includes adding “[A]dditional resources to monitor and ID racist content, [A]dding additional in-game reporting systems to increase the number of bans by hour, [A]dding filters and greater restrictions on name changes, [E]valuating in-game improvements to make it easier to report offenses, [and] [I]ncreasing permanent bans to root out repeat offenders.”

In a statement, Infinity Ward says, “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-oriented names. But we know we have more to do.”

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