Microsoft is cleaning up accounts (and it’s not good to get banned)

Today, the Xbox Live service hosts, according to the report, no less than 3 billion accounts. But, like any online community, there are black sheep and bots. For the sake of transparency, Xbox has therefore shared the actions taken to provide a healthier online space, with or without the help of players.

Thus, in the first half of 2022, 4.33 million so-called “proactive” bans were carried out. These mainly target fake accounts or compromised accounts. They would represent 57% of the actions taken internally to ban compromising accounts.

These actions are obviously recent, as Xbox Live has previously worked mostly through so-called “reactive” bans, based on reports sent by the community. As such, the Transparency Report indicates that 2.24 million accounts were banned in the second half of 2021 following reports.

These reports focused primarily on two grievances: cheating and other inappropriate conduct (43% of reports), and abusive communication (46%). The Xbox report indicates that, in the second half of 2020, no less than 59.65 million reports were made by the community.

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