Just about any multiplayer game will be infected with hackers and cheaters at some point in its lifetime, and most of them struggle with this issue indefinitely. Call of Duty: Warzone managed to rack up over 30 million players in just two weeks, and there are quite a few bad apples in that crowd.
As the game continues to grow its audience, more and more reports of cheaters are flowing in. Warzone is a standalone expansion for Modern Warfare, and shares the main game's anti-cheat software. While in MW's traditional multiplayer you are playing with relatively small groups of other people, encountering cheaters is less frequent.
On the flipside, Warzone is entirely free-to-play, meaning banned cheaters can hop right back in, and you're sharing the battlefield of Verdansk with 149 others in each match, meaning you're much more likely to encounter hackers. Players have been recording instances of cheating, showing how they're disrupting matches.
Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters are employing hacks typical of competitive FPS titles: wallhacks, aimbots, speed hacks, zero recoil and they can also always see the location of every other player on their map - sort of like a permanent UAV Killstreak.
Here's a video showing the hacks in action:
We do not endorse the usage of hacks. Cheating in Warzone is detrimental to the game experience and isn't allowed by the terms of service. Using cheats will lead to a ban.
This, of course, makes it nigh impossible to defeat these players in the game, effectively ruining every match they infest. Warzone offers easy region switching, allowing the cheaters to disrupt games hosted anywhere, from anywhere. In the past few days, the situation has become markedly worse.
Statistics indicate that cheating is most common on Asian servers, which was also the case with another popular battle royale, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. It went through a period when playing on Asian servers was practically impossible due to rampant cheating.
Players can report cheaters by selecting the offender - do this by clicking on their display name - and click the "Report Player" option. This is the most we can do for now, until Activision rolls out a stronger solution.
Cheating is mostly an issue on PC because the other platforms aren't as vulnerable. The open nature of file management that is inherent to PC games makes them significantly more susceptible to cheaters and hackers. This situation has kicked up enough dust that the developers are surely aware of it, and we can expect some official action in the coming weeks/months.