Nadeshot explodes in Call of Duty rant: ‘Ricochet is absolutely terrible’

Nadeshot explodes in Call of Duty rant: ‘Ricochet is absolutely terrible’
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Jack Marsh


22nd Feb 2024 15:03

As one of the founding fathers of the Call of Duty esports scene, certainly a face donned on CoD's own Mount Rushmore, Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag knows a thing or two about how a game in this series should run.

Modern Warfare 3 has fallen below par in the eyes of Nadeshot, for several reasons that only Activision can fix.

But after a half-hearted defence of Ricochet anti-cheat from Activision, Nadeshot has now exploded into a rant, calling the software "absolutely terrible" and calling on the team to increase tick rates on servers.

Nadeshot calls out 'absolutely terrible' Call of Duty anti-cheat

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Despite having handed us an applaudable game with Modern Warfare 3, with "movement", "solid gunplay", and "great in-game content", Nadeshot has taken issue with Activision as they have reiterated that Ricochet had a small flaw for 48 hours in which upgrades were taken place, but failed to comment on the rampant hacker situation in the series.

"Ricochet is absolutely terrible and regardless of data shared with the community, it’s not working," he said in a long Twitter post which highlighted the flaws of the current game model.

"Ranked MW3 is plagued with cheaters and I don’t even want to know what Resurgence looks like," he continued.

The CoD guru went on to comment that MW3 was such a great step forward in terms of listening to feedback, but it has been the hackers that have caused its demise.

Nadeshot pleads with devs to fix hackers and tick-rate issues


Nadeshot has recently returned to Twitch, opening up his Sub button for the first time in nearly a decade, and pledging to keep grinding Call of Duty among other titles, but MW3 is appearing to cause more hassle than it might be worth.

After pointing out Ricochet's flaws, Nadeshot has now pleaded with Call of Duty to fix the "glaring" issues.

"Fix anti-cheat, this should be the biggest priority you have internally. Then invest in higher tick rate servers, this might not be a huge deal for the casual player community and your marketing efforts but the impact it will have on future titles and player engagement cannot be understated," Nadeshot argued.

"I love this game and we’re on the right track, but please fix these glaring issues before we start getting slammed with news and marketing about this year’s new title launch."

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Hackers and cheaters have been making MW3, especially Ranked, a "miserable" experience for players, and maybe Nadeshot's pleas will finally be the straw that breaks Microsoft and Activision's resistance to investing further into anti-cheat.

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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