Call of Duty community divided after popular streamer ‘runs into Splat’

Call of Duty community divided after popular streamer ‘runs into Splat’
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Written by 

Jack Marsh

Published 

4th Mar 2024 13:55

Ricochet anti-cheat might not be the most effective software in the world, having recently been on the end of some scathing criticism, but when it does catch hackers, some of the practical jokes are tippable.

The system known as Splat has become one of the anti-cheats best features, often causing players to out themselves on social media, not fully understanding how the embedded hack detector can manipulate suspicious accounts.

Now, players have become divided by a viral clip, after one of Ricochet's ingenious methods appeared to be on display for a famous streamer, while others have leapt to his defence.

Warzone streamer DougisRaw accused of falling victim to anti-cheat

 

Popular Warzone streamer Douglas "DougisRaw" Wolf posted a clip on social media of himself facing an invisible opponent in the Gulag.

The clip saw DougisRaw get shot with nobody in sight before the "invisible" opponent simply walked up alongside him to finish the job. The discrepancy between Doug's POV and the killcam confirmed suspicions that the enemy was opaque.

In a heap of confusion, DougisRaw said, "Whatever he is, I dislike it," but the Call of Duty community has flipped the script and claimed that he is the suspect one and Ricochet's anti-cheat was at play.

System thinks you got cheats or maybe you do…" one popular comment said.

Another added, "stop cheating then man."

According to Call of Duty themselves, Ricochet anti-cheat has the power to "take away their weapons with Disarm or making legitimate players invisible to cheaters with Cloaking," for any "verified cheaters".

Call of Duty streamers leap to DougisRaw's defence

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Call of Duty insider page ModernWarzone was one of the first accounts to leap to Doug's defence, saying, "Sources with Call of Duty confirmed to me that this was not RICOCHET at work."

CharlieIntel added, "It's a bug that is going to be fixed, sources have also confirmed to me. DougisRaw is not cheating, nor was Ricochet activated in the video."

Fellow Warzone competitor Jordan "HusKerrs" Thomas also weighed in, saying, "If anyone legitimately thinks Doug is cheating from this clip, you simply don't know his gaming background and his character. Bro is the LAST person I would ever suspect of cheating."

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The jury still remains out against DougisRaw, with people in both camps still arguing the toss, but if this wasn't Ricochet at work, the glitched Gulag is doing its best to rally up the hackusation camp.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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