Since the cheating is getting worse in Call of Duty, Activision finally released the anti-cheat called Ricochet. Although the Ricochet anti-cheat system has been applied, but the cheating is so out of control and also gets worse from time to time.
Of course, a lot of players complain about the number of hackers rising in the game, especially during matches. Some Call of Duty content creators think that the increasing number of cheaters in Call of Duty is also influenced by the game’s system. So, why does the cheating effort increase in Call of Duty? So, let’s find out the real facts about it in our post!
Why Does the Cheating Effort Get Worse in Warzone?
Since the hackers and cheaters in the Call of Duty: Warzone are getting worse and worse over the past year, the game is almost unplayable in Season 4. That’s a very frustrating issue, isn’t it?
Because of this issue, many Call of Duty content creators try to reveal the reason why this game is full of cheaters. One of them is NICKMERCS who gave his opinion in a video entitled ‘The SECRET Behind Warzone Hacking!’ on his YouTube Channel called ‘More NICKMERCS’.
NICKMERCS reveals that the number of hackers that rise in the game is actually a consequence of players getting better. When the top players are getting better, the low-skilled players will automatically quit the game.
Certainly, it will cause every lobby to be a lot more competitive. After that, many top players attempt to cheat in order to compete with other top players and get Warzone wins. It makes sense that top players will do anything, including cheating to win in a match.
Even though it has not been proven what NICKMERCS revealed in his video, but if his theory is true, the only one way to crack down the cheaters is by removing Skill-Based Matchmaking. This refers to how a game decides which players to place into your lobby. An even better idea that the players want is a ranked mode in Warzone.
In other news, the players of Warzone actually hate the current meta, as this game requires no skill if all the weapons have no recoil. In fact, cheating in Warzone is worse than almost everything else. In Warzone, the cheaters mostly use the aimbots to lock onto the enemies and also walhacks to expose everyone on a map. Certainly, the cheaters actually gain a huge advantage by knowing in which their enemies are located at all times.
Cheaters Are Now Fighting Each Other in Warzone, Is It True?
Cheating in Warzone has been a big issue since the game launched, but it is increasingly getting worse from time to time. At the beginning of 2021, the hackers started to take over Warzones. Raven Software finally has banned over half a million cheaters so far.
Now, the hacking issue is so bad, so the cheaters will need to fight each other to get wins. Because of hackers, the players of Call of Duty: Warzone have already been quitting, but its problem keeps getting worse and worse. It’s very bad that there are Warzone lobbies where the hackers exist in them.
As you know, the Solo game mode has been conquered by wallhackers. So it doesn’t winder if we see another cheater in it. In the case of cheating effort, the cheaters were not using your average hacks, instead they were using the new Warzone God Mode exploit that will make you invincible.
In a game, the wallhacker was killed by someone with God Mode, once taking down around half a dozen players with aimbot. If it does not indicate how out of control the cheating situation in Call of Duty: Warzone has gotten, then nothing will happen.
Warzone Anti-Cheat Finally Comes to the Game!
Activision, the Call of Duty developer, finally cracked down on the cheating issue by releasing an anti-cheat system called Ricochet. This anti-cheat aims to fight cheaters and hackers. Ricochet has the initiative system to identify fraud and cheating efforts by showing new server-side tools.
Moreover, this anti-cheat system performs an enhanced investigation process to get rid of the cheaters. Ricochet will also update the player’s account. With the backend security, Ricochet has the ability to give more protection.
Ricochet anti-cheat actually uses a combination of the kernel-level drive and machine learning algorithms. Well, these systems work to examine the player’s behaviour. This anti-cheat’s team works to investigate the cheaters professionally.
The kernel-level drive was developed for the Call of Duty Franchise internally. Sure, it aims to assist the players and the games to identify the cheaters. The kernel-level drive will strengthen the overall server security launched alongside the Pacific update for Warzone later this year.
As the kernel-level driver performs at such a high level in Windows, there will be privacy concerns that are surrounding such an approach. Many people really wait for this anti-cheat system in Call of Duty, as the cheatings efforts are getting worse especially in Warzone, approximately 500,000 accounts have been banned by Activision.
Here are the features that Ricochet anti-cheat brings to the game:
- A full anti-cheat system: This anti-cheat brings extensive security improvement to the game with the server upgrades to Warzone and Vanguard.
- Featured with kernel-level driver: The driver works to check software which attempt to manipulate Call of Duty: Warzone. It also provides the overall security to bolster security.
- Give more protection: With the PC kernel-level driver, it can monitor and report the activity referring to the cheating efforts.
- Feedback and Transparency: Activision revealed that the effort of cracking down on cheating issues in Call of Duty cannot walk alone, without player’s action. In the case of fighting the cheating in Warzone, Activision asks the players to also make a report when they find any hacking or cheating attempts in the game.
Later, the Ricochet Anti-Cheat team will work to adapt all tools to eradicate the cheaters, after the players make a report. The point is, the players also hold an important role to drive away the cheatings and hacking attempts.
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