Ricochet Anti-Cheat introduces ‘Splat’ to send cheaters plummeting to their death in Warzone

Ricochet Anti-Cheat introduces ‘Splat’ to send cheaters plummeting to their death in Warzone

Written by 

Jack Marsh


10th Nov 2023 14:05

Sledgehammer Games and Activision aren't messing around this year, and they've got a clear message to hackers that Modern Warfare 3 is going to be different.

Working with Ricochet again this year to arm Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone for a bulky anti-cheat, the Call of Duty devs are going to send anyone cheating to an ignominious in-game death.

Ricochet introduces troll anti-cheat programme 'Splat'

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With Modern Warfare 3's Warzone integration on the horizon, Ricochet has gained a new trick of its own.

One of these methods follows Ricochet's usual stylistic of trolling hackers, and this time "Splat" will be doing just what it says on the tin.

In a recent blog post, CoD devs explained that "with Splat, if a cheater is discovered, we may randomly, and for fun, disable their parachute, sending them careening into the ground after they deploy".

But if a player is caught mid-game, well, they will still get the same treatment, they'll just have the added fun of being hoisted 10,000 feet into the air randomly and watching helplessly as they're hurled back down to the concrete.

Modern Warfare 3 devs are putting a stop to spam-reporting too

Unfortunately, on the flip side of reporting cheaters comes those who refuse to believe that other players are just simply better than them, accusing them of being hackers or cheats.

Now though, spam reporting is being punished, and could end up with a self-report situation.

Ricochet confirmed that "malicious reporting" will result in retrospective action, which can also include being banned yourself.

The anti-cheat team also confirmed that multiple reports by the same person on an opponent has no additional effects, and players cannot be banned by reports alone, it only serves as a flag to Ricochet to investigate such player.

So, while Ricochet will be cutting the wings off cheaters and making them panic about opening their 'chute, try not to spam the report button too often.

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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