Call Of Duty’s Anti-Cheat System Can Take Your Gun Away Mid-Match

Ricochet isn’t messing around: after another 180,000 bans, they’ve issued a new statement to let you know what’s going on.


The kernel-based Ricochet Anti-Cheat launched in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone last year. Ricochet says that the number of cheaters has dropped significantly since then, but it’s still a cat and mouse fight: new solutions come along, to which Ricochet reacts, and the cycle starts again. Since their post in April, there have been 180,000 bans, so there are still quite a few players trying to win by cheating.

“We’re getting a lot better at the speed at which we can recognize when players are doing things they shouldn’t be doing. When a bad actor is detected, we hit them with something from our mitigation toolbox (or all of them at once if we’re feeling spicy) and analyze the data from the machine determined to be cheating. This is one of the many ways we can understand new bad behaviours and work to protect our games,” the post says.

They use mitigation tools to trick cheaters into continuing to play, even though their cheating would be ineffective by then. For example, they can significantly reduce the damage they inflict. Still, they also have a newer solution that is much more drastic: “Today we’re sharing another mitigation technique from our toolbox: Disarm. As the name implies, when cheaters are detected, we take their weapons away from them (including their fists). We don’t expect many clips of this to find their way online, but we have seen it in action, and the reactions from cheaters are always priceless.”

Damage Shield gives players a kind of god mode: cheaters cannot kill others, and Cloaking hides regular players from cheaters so tricksters can’t detect where bullets are coming from. The team added, “Anti-Cheat solutions work like anti-virus software. Let’s assume that, today, we know all the nefarious ways cheaters try to impact the game to ruin your experience. Our team uses that knowledge to protect against that bad behaviour and punish bad actors. While our team has been able to establish systems that can quickly detect and respond to bad behaviours, we know tomorrow will continue to deliver new and evolving threats. As we ensure our systems can identify and react to the known bad behaviour, we fully expect cheat makers to continue devising new bad behaviours. Some we can anticipate and some that we need to develop new systems against.”

Still, disarmament sounds funny.

Source: WCCFTech, PSL

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