Call Of Duty's Anti-Cheat Is Making Players Invisible
Call of Duty's attempts to cheat-proof their games has been pretty meagre. The introduction of the RICOCHET kernel anti-cheat system was heralded as a huge deal from Call of Duty, as though a game that isn't rife with hackers isn't the absolute bare minimum - but it still didn't work.
The anti-cheat measures haven't kept hackers at bay, and very little has changed since RICOCHET's debut. We've already seen anti-cheat give us God mode, but now some think the anti-cheat is working against itself, and actively dishing out cheats to players. Nice one.
Call Of Duty's Anti-Cheat Is Giving Players Cheats
It's not exactly the best look for an anti-cheat system, but RICOCHET is actively giving players an invisibility hack. A new blog post has explained a new effort from Call of Duty has implemented a big change to the way the game responds to detecting cheaters, and it's by giving hacks to other players from the perspective of cheaters.
Basically, if a player is caught cheating in a lobby, every other player in the game will appear invisible. This means the cheater will be unable to identify players, bullets, or sounds. Although it sounds like a great way to combat cheaters, it's a bit weird that it effectively turns the rest of us into a cheater.
Though on the surface, the effort sounds bizarre, it might actually be completely genius. It means that cheaters will be running around the map looking for players, only to be met with a spray of bullets that they can't even see. It's a bold move, but one that could actually work in deterring cheaters.
Call Of Duty Bans Thousands More Cheaters
Once again, as revealed in the blog post, Call of Duty has banned another big wave of cheaters since the last announcement. Another 54,000 cheaters have been stripped from the game thanks to Call of Duty's efforts to see them off - yet, for many, it still doesn't feel like much is being done, with cheaters ruining most lobbies.
Sadly, Warzone remains completely riddled with cheaters. It's thought that the ongoing slew of cheaters is part of what's led to Call of Duty losing 50 million players over the past year. Despite Warzone 2 coming to hopefully fix things, here's hoping that this new deterrent helps to see them off for good in the standard Warzone.