Call of Duty Anti-Cheat Bans 14,000 Cheaters in One Day
It was recently revealed through Activision’s official social media channels that Call of Duty’s anti-cheat software, Richochet, has successfully banned more than 14,000 cheaters in the space of a single day. This news comes following all-new implementations designed to directly target and hinder cheaters in games like Warzone and Modern Warfare II.
In the announcement post on Twitter, it was revealed that new detections are ‘directly targeting cheat developers at the source.’ In recent weeks, Activision has been on a deadly spree, launching attacks at cheat developers and issuing legal notices against them, successfully closing down a few of the most troublesome platforms.
Bring the Banhammer Down
It’s getting better, but it’s still not perfect – and that’s across the board. Recently, it was claimed that countless lobbies on Modern Warfare 2 (2009) on PC had been infected with a malicious virus that was spreading through users’ computers simply by way of them joining those lobbies. By way of a response to that issue, Activision pulled the servers offline.
But if we fast-forward to the current-day titles, we can see that efforts are being taken to avoid such drastic action. For instance, in the last few weeks, Activision’s Ricochet developers have been tweaking the software, adding in certain features that make life miserable for those that are found to be cheating.
It’s safe to say that it’s effective, but there are still plenty of examples of cheaters ruining everyone’s fun in Modern Warfare II (particularly in Ranked), and Warzone. It seems that nothing is safe anymore and that no matter what competitive multiplayer game you play, you’re almost bound to run into cheaters.
‘For example,I was playing Battlefield V last night – a five-year-old shooter at the very end of its life – and there were cheaters dominating the lobbies and being called out by every other player involved. It doesn’t matter how old or irrelevant a game might seem, there are still going to be those using cheats to win their matches.’
What do you think? Have you noticed the number of cheaters in your matches dropping over time, or is the problem still just as bad?