Infinity Ward's latest tweet gave an update on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheater body count, which is currently at more than 200,000, and counting.
And they're not done yet, thankfully, as the studio announced a bunch of new improvements, both front and backend, which should help further combat cheating in
"Since launch, the team has banned over 200,000 accounts for cheating across Warzone and Modern Warfare, including a new wave this week. We are continuing to deploy additional security updates and added backend enforcement tools. Zero tolerance for cheating", they tweeted.
The latest wave of anti-cheat measures they're referring to indeed came this week , as the Season 6 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone brought about 20,000 bans of Warzone cheaters.
We're talking about a cheat called EngineOwning, although it appears that it's the cheat maker who got owned this time around. At the time of writing, their website still lists Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 cheat, which includes Warzone of course, as detected, or in other words - you'll get a ban if you use it.
Now, we've got very little respect for cheaters, and that's putting it incredibly mildly, but in the words of a former Activision employee, "It's rare that any one particular cheat will last long term without getting detected at some point. It’s always a game of cat and mouse, people that actively use cheats should understand it's highly likely you'll be banned at some point and you'll just have yourself to blame."
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone cheater issues are not only affecting PC players, as Activision's implementation of cross-play hit a stumbling block, when console players started turning it off over rampant cheating.