Activision fights cheaters in Call of Duty by taking away their weapons

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Activision fights cheaters in Call of Duty by taking away their weapons

Activision is fighting cheaters in the Call of Duty game in an innovative way by literally taking away their weapons. When the Ricochet anti-cheat system detects a gamer who is breaking the rules, it takes away his weapon and thus his dignity.

In that case, cheaters can't defend themselves with fists. “We don’t expect many clips of this to find their way online, but we have seen it in action and the reactions from cheaters are always priceless”.

the Ricochet team’s blog said. A short clip was also published in the blog, showing a meeting of a correct gamer with a helpless cheater.

The Disarm measure

“Like the name implies, when cheaters are detected, we simply take their weapons away from them (including their fists),” Activision said.

Damage Shield

Among Ricochet’s measures is Damage Shield which reduces damage to honest gamers. "If you’re being shot and see your health slowly trickle down, you know it’s likely a cheater on the other end of the battle.

The cheater, in turn, wastes ammo and eventually realizes they’ve been detected. Most of the clips you’ve shared are of Damage Shield since it’s something both players can identify." the Ricochet team said.


One of the measures is Cloaking, which allows gamers to become invisible when they are "attacked" by cheaters. Activision claims that the anti-cheat system has significantly reduced cheaters, but that the "cat and mouse" fight is still going on because cheaters are always looking for new ways to cheat.

"If a cheater is hit with Cloaking, their shots cause in-game players to vanish (including their bullets and sound). So, if you’re ever hit in-game and turn to see someone spinning in circles confused, they might have been slapped with Cloaking.

That makes for some easy clean-up!" RIchoche team said. Since the end of April, Activision has banned more than 180,000 gamers from Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone. The Ricochet system will also be used in a new version of Modern Warfare II coming this year.