COD anti-cheat makes players invisible to bad actors

COD anti-cheat makes players invisible to bad actors

The ongoing battle between Call of Duty cheaters and the game's developers has taken yet another interesting turn.

In a blog post on the Call of Duty website, the devs revealed they had made an update to its Ricochet anti-cheat system which makes regular players invisible to those employing hacks. This, obviously, gives people playing by the rules a substantial advantage over those cheating.

This also comes in the wake of the developers previously implementing 'Damage Shield' which made regular players immune from damage from hackers.

"After a period of examining how these updates are functioning with today’s global rollout, they will also be applied to the driver for Warzone to bring parity for anti-cheat drivers across both titles," the devs wrote.

"This is a necessary step when making significant updates to our anti-cheat system and to minimize any issues players may encounter."

Furthermore, another 54,000 cheaters have been banned from Call of Duty since the middle of March.

Ricochet was unveiled at the end of 2021

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