For the first time, Microsoft has given official figures on bots and cheaters on Xbox consoles. According to this, several million accounts were blocked in the first half of 2022 alone because they “created unequal conditions of competition”. Microsoft followed 33 million tips.


Xbox: Microsoft suspends 4.3 million accounts

Microsoft released an Xbox Transparency Report that includes some interesting metrics. Thus, between the beginning of January and the end of June, there are 4.33 million Xbox accounts banned Microsoft prefers to speak of “proactive measures” taken against “inauthentic accounts” (source: Microsoft).

The group further explains that it is mainly about automated or bot-created accounts careers eliminated. They would have created “unequal conditions of competition” and would harm the gaming experience of fair players. Microsoft’s moderation activity was multiplied by 9 compared to the same period last year.

For the first half of 2022, Microsoft further specifies that a Tracking 33 million player predictions is. Content moderators are on duty around the clock. In addition to “insufficient communication”, other users mostly report “problematic gaming behavior”. It should mean spamming and cheating. Other reasons for excluding users include sexually explicit content, fraud, and harassment.

In the single player mode, cheaters are of course welcome to let off steam:

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Microsoft: Players can use filters

In the Xbox Transparency Report, Microsoft refers to configuration options such as Message filtering and parental control options, which can increase your own protection. Players are free to “take control”. Settings are available on PC, Xbox consoles, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.