Beyond the cheaters, there is another plague afflicting online gaming. This refers to the toxicity of the players, who very often address insults both via text and voice chat. And so, after Riot Games, Infinity Ward has also decided to take action on Warzone 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
As explained by the development team, the code of conduct of Infinity Ward will not accept (as it should be) harassment written in text chat or in reference to voice chats. For this reason, the development team has decided to act in a very simple way: if there are episodes of this kind, the game will not be banned, but the in-game communication systems will be deactivated, thus damaging a vital aspect of the two titles.
“If a player has misbehaved, offending other players, our system will allow the moderation team to mute that user vocally,” reads the Warzone 2 and Call of Duty: Modern code of conduct. Warfare 2. Clearly in this punishment text chat is also included.
We don't know if this measure will serve to completely stop toxic behavior in the future, but it's certainly a great start. More than punishments, perhaps, there would be a need for a system to educate players not to commit certain crimes. Why yes, as “out of this world” as it may seem, even an offense over a video game can lead to a crime like defamation or bullying. It takes time to be able to fully enter into this mechanism, but it is very likely that over the years the results will certainly be better than those obtained up to now. Keep following Tom's Hardware for all the news and upcoming announcements from the world of video games.