CoD's RICOCHET anti-cheat bans thousands of boosters

CoD's RICOCHET anti-cheat bans thousands of boosters
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Written by 

Alex Garton


27th Mar 2024 17:20

The third-party software problem in Call of Duty will never disappear completely, but it's become particularly bad over recent months.

More and more bad actors are popping up in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, with some members of the community arguing it's the worst it's ever been.

Cheaters using aimbots, wallhacks, and movement exploits are running rampant, so players are expecting major improvements to the detection systems as we head into Season 3. Well, the RICOCHET team has gotten off to a good start, announcing a massive ban wave and a crackdown on boosting lobbies.

CoD's RICOCHET team announce ban wave of 29,000 cheaters

Taking to Twitter on March 25, Call of Duty revealed that RICOCHET had wiped out over 29,000 cheating accounts recently.

This was achieved by rolling out "multiple ban waves," which shut down a large portion of the hacking population. While a solid start, a lot of the community isn't convinced that these suspensions have long-term consequences. In some cases, hackers simply make new accounts and re-install new third-party software.

It's worth noting that the devs have made it clear that they are considering all "technical and legal options for shutting these illicit services down," which suggests they're taking a more active approach to dealing with cheat providers.

Call of Duty is cracking down on Boosting Lobbies 

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Team RICOCHET also took the time to provide an update on its stance towards Boosting Lobbies, making it clear that "artificially inflating SR won't be permitted."

As a result, any "accounts engaging in this behaviour will be banned," which hopefully means more suspensions will handed out to those abusing this in Ranked.

For a long time, players have thought the punishment for this has been too lenient, so let's hope a heavier hand from the devs will put a stop to it and make the game more competitive as a whole.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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