Accompanying this new measure, there have been more than 180k bans since April.
We could highlight two constant problems in the video game industry: piracy and cheaters. Anticheat systems have existed since the beginning of online gaming. Many players abuse coding bugs or third-party apps to improve their odds. This, without a doubt, has been the Achilles heel of many online FPS games.
One of the best-known cases has been Call of Duty – to be more specific, with Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone. These games have been the focus of cheaters practically since their launch. This directly affects the gameplay of many players. Team Ricochet has taken new measures to eradicate this issue. It’s a new measure that will leave cheaters without weapons during the game.
Cheaters and more cheaters
Team Ricochet is behind the creation of the anti-cheat system of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. This system was presented as the definitive solution to all the issues that cheats bring to both games. Absurd deaths, headshots as if there were no tomorrow, and many more issues made the players’ experience unbearable.
Even so, this anti-cheat system was not very useful on a day-to-day basis. Although some of these issues have been mitigated, cheaters seemed to be on the rise. This is because a loophole had been found in Ricochet’s system. This loophole allowed modders to create different cheats that could survive Ricochet’s anti-cheat system.
No guns and more than 180k banned users
Last April, Team Ricochet introduced a modification to the Ricochet system that allowed a mass ban of more than 180k players. However, in addition to this ban a couple of months ago, a new measure has been taken to further reduce the number of cheaters.
Put yourself in the position of one of these cheaters. You are in a game, and thanks to the cheat you have more than 20 kills. Then you get into another battle where you are looking to gain a couple more kills. But, at the moment, you realize that you have no weapon. This confuses you and you get killed.
Still confused, you go out to the lobby, and you find that your account has been banned from the game. This is what Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone players who use cheats are experiencing.
This new measure is making the cheaters go out of their minds. Even, as Team Ricochet comments in an article on the official Call of Duty blog, “but we have seen it in action and the reactions from cheaters are always priceless”. Even so, the team confirms that it continues to upgrade the system so that it can eradicate even more cheaters within both games.