May 28, 2022

Call of Duty Cheaters Get Rubber Bullets

Cheater cheater… rubber bullet eater? Doesn’t work, does it?

Cheaters, no matter on the platform or game, ruin the fun for everyone. And gaming is all about fun, isn’t it? And PC players have taken the brunt of the damage when it comes to dealing with cheaters. That is why Activision Blizzard has taken new steps to prevent this in Call of Duty: Warzone. Namely making hackers’ bullets bounce off of targets.

“When the server detects a cheater is tampering with the game in real-time, it disables the cheater’s ability to inflict critical damage on other players. This mitigation leaves the cheater vulnerable to real players and allows #TeamRICOCHET to collect information about a cheater’s system. We track these encounters to ensure there is no possibility for the game to apply a Damage Shield randomly or by accident, no matter the skill level. To be clear, we will never interfere in gunfights between law-abiding community members. Damage Shield is now out of testing and deployed across the globe.”

Ban-Hammer Down

Activision Blizzard recently stepped up their anti-cheat game with something they call Ricochet Anti-Cheat which has supposedly led to a “significant drop of in-game cheat reporting”. They are also coming down with the ban-hammer harder than ever before on Call of Duty hackers.

“Going forward, extreme, or repeated violations of the security policy – such as in-game cheating – may result in a permanent suspension of all accounts. Additionally, any attempt to hide, disguise, or obfuscate your identity or the identity of your hardware devices may also result in a permanent suspension.”

Have you seen the Ricochet anti-cheat system in action yet? Let us know in the comments.


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