Last October, Activision proudly announced its strategy to fight a major concern within its latest productions: cheaters. Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard then welcomed Ricochet, a software that directly attacks the root of the problem and marks a shift in the fight of the American publisher.
After several months of use, the system seems to have proven itself in view of the number of players banned at the end of the year, but Activision wants to go even further in its approach, as a recent blog post attests.
It’s not just Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard that are getting updates, as Activision’s new miracle cure for cheaters will get some new features. Among the new features, Ricochet will get is “Damage Shield,” a kind of protection applied to players to prevent cheaters from winning the game.
This new feature detects cheaters in real-time. Once detected, cheaters lose the ability to inflict critical damage on other players, making them invulnerable while the cheater is at the mercy of his or her competitors’ retaliation.
"Since the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat kernel level driver rolled out on PC, #Warzone saw a significant drop of in-game cheat reporting while bringing cheating within Warzone to an all-time low."— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) February 18, 2022
Check out the latest progress report from #TeamRICOCHET: https://t.co/XSNB8poAyh pic.twitter.com/F4j9rXBhfr
As with every deployment of this type, the American publisher says it is being vigilant to avoid any incident and announces that other methods of this kind are being developed. For now, the company does not want to reveal more for fear of giving too many clues to cheaters.
Once again, Activision proves its severity in this area by reminding that any repeated violation will be sanctioned by a permanent suspension and applicable on the next games of the franchise recently made official.