Since its release, Call of Duty: Warzone has been fighting against cheaters. The kernel-based anti-cheat technology Ricochet has now received a new update that does not recognize cheaters more effectively, but punishes them more creatively.
Cheaters are literally losing their guns
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damage control methodsis applied to him.
Of these methods there is now a third, after Cloaking (Cheaters no longer see or hear enemies) and Damage Shield (invulnerability for fair players) have been part of the system for a few weeks:
Cheaters will soon become much more harmless
Disarm now ensures that recognized cheaters immediately lose all weapons and they can no longer defend themselves – even their fists disappear. So if you’ve already been the victim of an overpowering cheater, you may now have the opportunity to simply turn the tables.
CoD fansite Charlie Intel shared a short clip on Twitter where you can see what such a defenseless scammer looks like:
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Why is CoD Warzone doing this? According to the developers, bans are still the most effective way to deter cheaters. However, more data on how new hacks work needs to be collected regularly. For this analysis, the damage limitation methods keep cheaters in the games longer without being able to cause any damage.
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Everything we know about the new Battle Royale
Especially with regard to Call of Duty: Warzone 2, improving the anti-cheat methods should play a major role in order not to face similar problems again. All information about the successor to the Battle Royale, which will be released in 2022, can be found in the linked info article.