Activision’s latest update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty:
Warzone season five brings a significant addition to the Ricochet anti-cheat system. Cheaters caught by Ricochet will now be immediately named and shamed in real-time when they are removed from the game. This new feature aims to inform all players in the match that they have encountered a cheater and demonstrates that Activision’s anti-cheat measures are actively working to address the issue.
While notifying players of a cheater’s removal from a game is not entirely new in the gaming industry, it remains a welcome step in the ongoing battle against cheating in Call of Duty games. Other games, such as BattleBit Remastered, have previously adopted similar measures to inform players about cheaters being banned from their matches.
The Ricochet team has been diligently experimenting with various tactics to combat cheaters and identify suspected hackers over the years. They have taken measures like preventing cheaters from seeing enemies and confiscating their weapons. More recently, they’ve introduced clones of real players to engage with detected or suspected cheaters. These clones serve as bait, and if a potential hacker interacts with them, it becomes apparent that they are cheating.
By continually refining their anti-cheat methods, Team Ricochet is making strides to maintain a fair and enjoyable gaming experience for all legitimate players. With the latest update and the public exposure of cheaters in real-time, they hope to deter cheating behavior and make it clear that they will take swift action against those who attempt to undermine the integrity of the game.
As the battle between developers and cheaters evolves, players can be assured that Activision is actively working to keep Call of Duty games free from unfair advantages and maintain the competitive spirit of the community.