Microsoft is cleaning up accounts (and getting banned isn’t good)

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

In the first half of 2022, 4.33 million so-called “proactive” bans were thus 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 of course more 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 complaints: cheating and other inappropriate behavior (43% of reports) and abusive communications (46%). The Xbox report specifies that in the second half of 2020 no less than 59.65 million reports were made by the community.

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