Call of Duty: Warzone Banwave

In a blog post, Activision says they banned 60,000 accounts today for cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone, a topic that's inspired recent editorials and departures. They say this brings the total number of permabans to 300,000 since the launch of the free-to-play battle royale mode. Adding that they continue to track down those who provide the software to allow such cheating, they say they have additional measures coming to root out cheat purveyors and their customers. Word is: "We know cheaters are constantly looking for vulnerabilities, and we continue to dedicate resources 24/7 to identify and combat cheats, including aimbots, wallhacks, trainers, stat hacks, texture hacks, leaderboard hacks, injectors, hex editors and any third party software that is used to manipulate game data or memory." Here's a rundown of measures they've already taken:
Since launch we’ve taken a number of dedicated actions:

  • Weekly backend security updates
  • Improved in-game reporting mechanisms
  • Added 2-factor authentication, which has invalidated over 180,000 suspect accounts
  • Eliminated numerous unauthorized third party software providers
  • Increased dedicated teams and resources across software development, engineering, data science, legal and monitoring
  • In addition, we’re increasing our efforts and capabilities in these key areas.
  • Enhancements to our internal anti-cheat software
  • Additional detection technology
  • Adding new resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement
  • Regular communication updates on progress; more two-way dialogue
  • Zero tolerance for cheat providers
  • Consistent and timely bans