Activision Takes a Firm Stand Against Cheaters in Call of Duty

In a firm move to curb unfair play and cheating, Activision has taken a bold step to publicize cheaters' identities in their popular game series, Call of Duty.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Activision Takes a Firm Stand Against Cheaters in Call of Duty

In a firm move to curb unfair play and cheating, Activision has taken a bold step to publicize cheaters' identities in their popular game series, Call of Duty. Those who opt to play the game illegally are in for a surprise, as they will now be identified and exposed in front of other players, making it clear that cheating is unacceptable.

Introducing the Upgraded Anti-Cheat System: Ricochet

With the commencement of the fifth season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision has launched an enhanced version of its anti-cheat system, Ricochet.

This new system is designed to ensure a level playing field for all gamers. Once Ricochet identifies and removes a "problem player" from the game, all their counterparts in that particular match are immediately informed through the kill feed.

This allows players to recognize that they were up against a cheater and can rest assured that Activision's vigilant systems have detected and removed the wrongdoer. While the concept of notifying players about expelled cheaters isn’t entirely new – with games like BattleBit Remastered already incorporating a similar feature – it certainly marks a significant upgrade for the Call of Duty series.

In a recent tweet, Call of Duty’s main account shared, “Starting in Season 05, the kill feed will notify lobbies when #TeamRICOCHET and its systems have removed a problem player from the game”.

Innovative Approaches to Tackle Cheaters

Beyond just the notifications, Team Ricochet has been industriously devising several innovative methods to counteract cheating.

Some of the recently rolled-out measures include confiscating weapons from suspected cheaters, disabling their ability to spot enemies, and an intriguing introduction of clones. These clones, which mimic real players, are presented to suspicious players and those identified as cheaters.

The moment a potential cheater engages with one of these clones, their cheating behavior becomes unmistakably evident. With the incorporation of these advanced systems, Activision is sending out a strong message to its gaming community: Cheating will not be tolerated. Gamers can now engage with Call of Duty more confidently, knowing that a fair gaming environment is a top priority.

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