In multiplayer games, the developers are always working to stay one step ahead of those who intend to break the rules for a competitive edge. Well, if you're going to punish cheaters, you may as well be entertained while doing it. Enter Call of Duty: Warzone staff's new deterrent, "Splat".
"Splat" will be an anti-cheating protocol that will "snip" the deployed parachutes, and become a road pancake. Before, the cheaters were kept around in order to harvest information from them. This is certainly a much more direct approach, and it will be pretty easy to spot an individual flailing helplessly toward the pavement.
"With Splat, if a cheater is discovered, we may randomly, and for fun, disable their parachute sending them careening into the ground after they deploy.
But what if we catch them after they’ve deployed? Well, Splat can also adjust player velocity, which transforms a bunny hop into a 10,000-foot drop taking them out instantly. This is one of many new tricks we’ve developed – and we’ll talk about more in the future."
As far as the technology goes, reporting an account won't activate it, and it won't happen at random intervals for any given user. The full statement can be read here. This is of course one of several key ways Call of Duty has planned to deal with suspicious in-game behavior.