Is Ricochet Actually Working? Warzone Devs Report Staggering Number of Cheaters Caught by the New Anti-cheat System

Published 12/23/2021, 11:11 AM EST


Call of Duty Warzone players are facing problems with hackers for a very long time, In fact, the problem got so bad that Activision released their anti-cheat as a promotional strategy for Call of Duty Vanguard. Activision seems optimistic about this anti-cheat. The game recently reported a milestone that it considers significant.

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Vast number of players banned in Warzone

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Call of Duty took to its Twitter account to brag. The Tweet reported that the new anti-cheat Ricochet is now working. In the last 48 hours, the game claims that the anti-cheat banned a total of 48,000 cheaters across Vanguard and Warzone.


This appears to be quite a large number as the community has consistently complained about the cheaters in the game. Wallhacks, aimbots, and other such exploits are quite common. Even streamers are not exempt from having the misfortune of fighting against a hacker.

 

Ideally, this news should be reassuring. However, that is not the case as a large part of the community is still having unpleasant experiences with hackers.

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Is Ricochet actually working? 

In fact, streamers had the bizarre experience of getting added into a hacked lobby. Upon getting a kill with a weapon, the player completely levels up the gun. Adding on, there are quite a few players who are claiming that they have been banned without any cause. They mentioned that they did not use any type of exploit and randomly got banned.

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Meanwhile, hacking is not the only headache Warzone players need to deal with. The game is unplayable on consoles. Next-gen platforms such as the PlayStation 5 are extremely unstable and keep crashing. It looks like getting rid of hackers is just the tip of the iceberg for Warzone.

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He also has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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